The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has revamped its established jewellery qualification, the JET Certificate.
The educational programme, formally known as JET 1, has been reorganised to ensure its relevance across all sectors of the jewellery trade, including manufacturing and wholesale.
Some of the industry’s most prominent retailers, designers and manufacturers have contributed to the extensive restructure.
Kate Madelin director of education NAJ explained: “We have updated the modules to incorporate information that is applicable across the whole supply chain not just retail. This course is now just as suitable for a designer maker or craftsman to an employee of a wholesale company or a large manufacturer.”
Sarah Jordan designer and member of the NAJ Education Steering Group added: “It is excellent that some key information to help individuals starting out in our industry has been packaged in relevant on-line modules to help with ease of learning. Start-ups, trainees or retail assistants can also apply for funding via our charitable trust to help with the costs.”
Gary Wroe managing director of Hockley Mint said: “As a trade association representing the whole industry it is fantastic that the renowned JET training programme is just as relevant now to the manufacturing and wholesaling sectors.”
Kate Madelin and her team will be at Jewellery & Watch 2017 on stand P20 Hall 17 to discuss the JET Education Programmes.
Additionally on Tuesday, February 7, tutor Mark Houghton will present at NAJ Live at 10.45am and 3pm, giving an opportunity to hear more about the new JET Certificate.