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Silversmithing for Intermediate and Advanced

Course Title:

Silversmithing for Intermediate and Advanced

Course Number:

CSKN I20164


Landau Forte College

Learning Area:



Level 2 (Mixed)


Gail Ferriman

Start Date:

09 January 2018

End Date:

06 March 2018

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 18:15 and 20:45

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 10 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

This is a practical workshop-based course. The aim of the course is to consolidate your existing skills and extend your knowledge of the subject.

There will be two set projects one very precise in nature and one very fluid. The first project will cover setting a cabochon stone in a silver ring. This will challenge your precision skills. The second will introduce the fold forming copper sheet technique. The purpose of this technique is to learn about the working properties of the material and how to form it using a hammering method.

There will be a third technique demonstrated; doming and pressing which will be an optional project for those wishing to explore its potential.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, it doesn’t lead to a qualification

Who is the course for?

Anyone who has completed the beginners course including the health and safety induction at Landau Forte College.

What do I need to bring?

Any tools you already have related to the subject.

A notebook to write down technical information and explore your own ideas.


Are there any additional costs?

Materials for this course will be provided at a cost of under £10

However, you may wish to purchase your own materials for the projects.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course. There will be a written final feedback at the end of the course.

Can I have help in the class?

If you would like to enrol on this course but think you will need some help in the class you could have support through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.

If you would like more information about the scheme please contact Pat Ward 642308

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS 

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Landau Forte College


Fox Street, Derby, DE1 2LF


Ample Car Parking
Cycle Parking Available


Caretaker on site

Disability Support:

Disabled access to Ground Floor
Limited Upstairs access
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available


Limited Facilities
Drinks Machine


Crèche Unavailable


First turn right after St Mary's Bridge onto Fox Street 01332 349106

Bus Routes:

No. H1

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