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Silver Jewellery for Beginners – Stone Set Ring

This course is aimed at beginner level and will introduce you to the basics of silver jewellery making from the design stage through to the finished product. You will design and make a silver ring, set with a cabochon stone and a textured ring band, using traditional metal-smithing techniques. The course content will include health & safety tips; measuring; cutting; choosing stones; shaping and forming; soldering; bezel-making; polishing and setting. You will learn how to use various silver jewellery making tools such as saws, drills, hammers and a gas torch. Designing a project will also be covered as well as planning and anticipating costs. The techniques covered can be applied to other jewellery making projects, so the course is an excellent introduction to silver jewellery making in general. The aim of this course is to help you make a ring you can be proud of and enjoy, and to provide you with the skills necessary to make similar things without supervision.

For further information about this course please contact Torquay Adult & Community Learning on 01803 540865 or email acltorquay@southdevon.ac.uk

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
AL9D281PDC Adult Torquay 18/SEP/17 - 16/OCT/17 MON 18:45 - 20:45 5 £44.00
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FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Adult and Community Learning – Torquay

We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. Our provision is delivered at various locations for your convenience in Brixham, Paignton, Newton Abbot and Torquay.

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Monday – Wednesday 18:15 – 20:30

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We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

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If you want to enhance your future career prospects, we can also offer employability courses that will improve your CV. Some of our learners choose to begin with a recreational course before finding a new passion and progressing to a new qualification.


We offer a variety of courses at numerous locations and times, meaning that you can attend at a time and place that is convenient for you. We can also offer distance learning in specific areas.


As a leading provider of community learning in the region, we ensure that our courses are of the highest quality, in all areas of our provision across the College. We follow both nationally recognised Ofsted and recreational frameworks, which are delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors.

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