Jewellery & Art Metalcraft

(Level 5)


QQI Creative Craft Level 5, Code 5M1981


Jewellery making and decorative metal craft have taken pride of place in Irish craftsmanship since the Bronze age. Over the centuries there has been a strong tradition of silver-smithing. This course will focus on the skills required for the making of jewellery and metal-craft objets d’art, with a strong emphasis on process and design.


Code Title
5N1862 Drawing
5N1356 Work Experience
5N0972 Customer Service
5N0690 Communications
5N0764 Combined Materials
5N0784 Design Skills
5N1649 Art Metalwork
5N0755 Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design
  • Jewellery Making Skills
  • Soldering, Cutting, Filing, Raising
  • Enamelling, Scoring & Folding
  • Stone Setting, Etching
  • Metal Colouration
  • Embossing, Polishing
  • Design, Drawing
  • Appreciation & History of Jewellery
  • Appreciation of Art, Craft & Design
  • Art Combined Materials
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
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Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €100
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255540

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Students should present examples of their creative work at interview.


One-year full time

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Education Progression Opportunities

QQI Art Metal Craft 6M4206

NCAD, IADT: AD101; AD103; AD202; DL827

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

Sells, designs, makes and repairs wearable and decorative or functional objects such as rings, earrings, necklaces, watches and tableware using both precious and non-precious metals and stones, and other materials such as glass, plastic, paper and fabrics.

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