Overview

Jewellery is a craft which requires an individual to take an intricate design, or create one themselves and turn it into a beautiful piece of jewellery.

The competition has been designed to reflect the role of a Jeweller. The Competition will test the candidate’s understanding and interpretation of a design alongside the standards expected within the industry. The competition will also test candidates time management and understanding of processes.

 

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Attention to detail

  • Creativity

  • Health & Safety, safe handling

  • Designing

  • Working with tools and materials

  • Manufacturing

  • Soldering

  • Finishing Techniques

Entry criteria

  • This competition is intended for those competitors with a minimum of 1-year full-time training experience of this skill in education, training, employment
  • Alternatively, competitors maybe those who are enrolled in a programme of study or have completed the equivalent to level 2 qualifications and are now working towards a higher level
  • It is recommended that competitors have undertaken specific training in diamond mounting and are confident with basic jewellery bench equipment, processes such as soldering and piercing as well as working from technical drawings

How it works

Use our practical guidance and tools to run your own competition activity as part of your teaching and learning programmes. This is a great way to stimulate enthusiasm and interest for competitions

Sign up to keep informed of current developments and ongoing tips on competition activity

Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

Our gallery

Young person competing in Fine Jewellery Making competition

Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

Kickstart a career in Fine Jewellery Making

If you’re interested in Fine Jewellery Making then visit our Careers pages to learn more.

Learn more about this career
Photo of jewellery working on a piece of jewellery in a workshop

Sign up to receive our latest updates to your email