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Jeweller CFC - option Jewellery-making - option Metal-smithing - option Gem-setting

Jeweller CFC - option Jewellery-making - option Metal-smithing - option Gem-setting
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Length of training:
4 years
German, French
Federal vocational education and training diploma
Admission condition

Compulsory education completed
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Proposed as a combination of training in the workplace plus studies at a vocational college, or as full-time study at a vocational college. The jeweller student/apprentice spends a large part of this four-year course at the workbench, working with metals (silver, gold, platinum), precious stones, gemstones and other materials.

The first step in making a jewel is to sketch the idea. The apprentice/student then produces more detailed renderings and makes moulds. Training at the workbench is completed by lessons in jewellery design, observational drawing, geometry, model-making, metals science, gemmology, general education and inter-company courses.

The student/apprentice can choose one of the following three specialisms: Jewellery-making / Metal-smithing / Gem-setting

Source: ETVJ Le Sentier; Association Suisse des magasins spécialisées en Horlogerie et Bijouterie ASHB / VSGU, Training Plan, July 8th 2009, status as of January 1st 2012

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École Technique de la Vallée de Joux Le Sentier (ETVJ)

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