Course Description

The T Level will help students develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • The creative economy                                                                 
  • Professional standards and conduct in the workplace
  • The individual in the creative industries                                       
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion requirements
  • Cultural context and vocabulary                                                  
  • Research skills
  • Audience and consumer needs                                                     
  • Project methodology and administration
  • Legal and regulatory requirements                                                
  • Continued professional development

Learners will follow a core module that will develop a general understanding of Craft and Design, including:

  • The creative economy
  • The individual in the creative industries
  • Cultural context and vocabulary
  • Audience
  • Legislation/regulations
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Research skills
  • Project methodology and administration
  • Continued professional development 

They will also choose the Jewellery Maker pathway to develop their specialist skills.

Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of, and skills in:

  • Creative propositions and briefs
  • Creative product development
  • Design processes
  • Materials, tools, processes, and techniques 

Who is this Technical Qualification for? 

This Technical Qualification can only be taken as part of a T Level course and is not available as a stand-alone qualification. It is for post-16 students and is ideal if you are intending to progress directly to an apprenticeship/employment within the Craft and Design sector in areas such as Craft Assistant (ceramic designer/maker), Jewellery and Silversmithing (jewellery designer/maker), Or wish to study further in higher education. 

Employers vary within the profession; from small craft employers and individuals to larger design firms linked to manufacturing. 

All careers in Craft and Design require good communication skills, creative ideation and practical making skills, time management, attention to detail and the ability to collaborate to meet client needs. 

AUEA UTC will offer learners a unique learning experience through practical real-life projects which will be led by industry experts. Learners will be taught by teachers who have industry experience and are well established classroom practitioners.

Our learners have the opportunity to join additional societies to widen their skillset and knowledge including CCF.

Career Pathways.

Career Pathways

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in the creative industry.

Job Opportunities

Jewellery Designer: As a jewellery designer, you would create original designs for various types of jewellery, such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. You would use your artistic and technical skills to develop unique concepts and may work with precious metals, gemstones, and other materials.

Jewellery Manufacturer: With a T level in jewellery making, you could work in the manufacturing sector, where you would be involved in the production process of jewellery. This could include casting, soldering, stone setting, polishing, and other techniques to create finished pieces of jewellery.

Jewellery Repair Technician: Many people require repairs and alterations for their jewellery. As a jewellery repair technician, you would assess damaged or broken jewellery, identify the required repairs, and skillfully restore or modify the pieces to their original or desired condition. This role requires expertise in various repair techniques and a good understanding of different jewellery materials.

Jewellery Appraiser: In this role, you would assess the value of jewellery items for various purposes, such as insurance, estate planning, or resale. You would need a strong understanding of gemstones, precious metals, and jewellery market trends to accurately evaluate jewellery pieces and provide detailed appraisals.

Careers Page