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The Birmingham Assay Office – Summer Special Offer

UNDERSTANDING WATCHES 1 Day Course £150 + VAT (Normally £195 + VAT)

UNDERSTANDING WATCHES 1 day course  
26th August 2014 £150 + VAT per delegate

This course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. It will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling or assessing a watch. The course gives each delegate a chance to handle and study watches closely, and disassemble items using standard basic tools. It will teach basic practical skills which will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs.   The course also includes a rare opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ and visit the Hallmarking Operation at the Birmingham Assay Office, which is not usually open to the public. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING – THE ASSAY OFFICE EXPERIENCE – ½ Day Course £60 + VAT (Normally £75 + VAT)

UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING – THE ASSAY OFFICE EXPERIENCE ½ day course  
19th August 2014 £60 + VAT per delegate

This half day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmarking Floor at The Birmingham Assay Office. You will also learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and an explanation of all current legislation affecting the jewellery and precious metals industries. The course provides three hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS1 Day Course £150 + VAT (Normally £195 + VAT)

UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS 1 day course  
18th August 2014 £195 + VAT per delegate

This includes jewellery retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. The intensive one day course will give delegates confidence and knowledge, providing an understanding of the methodology and many different approaches required to produce a fair jewellery valuation, appropriate to its intended use. Basic diamond, coloured gemstone and metal pricing will be discussed and delegates will examine items of jewellery for assessment.

More detailed course information andbooking forms can be found online.

www.theassayoffice.co.uk/training-and-education.html

Places are limited.  To book a course please call T: 0871 871 6020 or Email: gem@theassayoffice.co.uk

The Birmingham Assay Office is a unique training provider. Its ‘hands on’ courses are taught in small groups and are delivered by its own, in-house experienced industry practitioners whose skills and knowledge are at the very heart of its commercial environment. All course tutors share their expertise and market insight with delegates on every course, which makes learning at The Birmingham Assay Office an invaluable experience. Feedback from delegates is very positive and many have made repeat visits to attend further courses after their first training experience with us.

A further range of training courses is available for those working in the commercial jewellery and precious metal trades including retailers, trading standards, financial and insurance companies.  There are also courses that are ideal for students, heritage and museum professionals, auctioneers, valuers, antique dealers and private collectors.

* Courses are available to improve Understanding ofDiamonds, Gemstones, Precious Metals, Hallmarking, Antique Jewellery& Silver, Jewellery Valuations, Watches and Product Safety Testing.

* All Courses are CPD Accredited * Certificates Issued for Each Course Attended



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