The Holts Academy of Jewellery is set to expand its educational offering to include ‘Higher Education for Industry’.
The higher national certificate and diploma courses come as the academy is developing a ‘Jewellery Degree for Industry’, set to launch in September 2015. Students will be able to enrol on its higher national certificate from this September, the first available in London.
Holts Academy has been working with industry for some time to devise a unique HND and HNC programme which will incorporate maximised contact time with expert tutors, applied learning in traditional manufacture and design blended with CAD, Illustrator and state-of-the-art production and rapid prototyping skills.
The courses will also cover commercial, management and business skills ensuring that students are prepared with a truly useful foundation for industry, whether they want to work in the trade, start their own business, make or design for the mass market or for the high end.
Lee Lucas, CEO and principal of Holts Academy, said: “We are immensely excited to be able to offer these higher education qualifications as both progression from our accredited diploma courses and as a new entry point for those embarking on HE study on their journey to degrees.
“The academy will deliver these courses with the same high level of contact time with expert tutors as ‘Higher Education with a difference’ – vocationally orientated and highly technical programmes – giving participants the skills that industry needs and that all too often graduates lack. We aspire to be the learning provider of choice for students entering the trade and for employers seeking the best trained candidates”.