Study Time

5 days

Diploma Preparation Course

If you’ve passed the Gemmology Foundation course but need a refresher before moving onto Diploma, this short course is ideal for you. The course will return to elements covered in Foundation and will enable you to move into Diploma with confidence. Currently this course is only offered in London at Gem-A HQ.

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
This course is for Gemmology Foundation graduates who will be taking our Gemmology Diploma, but need a refresher before moving onto Diploma.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED
Successful completion of Gem-A’s Gemmology Foundation course

COURSE CONTENT

The Course will be split into the following way:

3 days of practical revision:

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A review of the foundation lab class
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Correct reporting techniques
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Full review of instruments

2 days of theory covering:

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Crystallography, light and optics, material and structure, colour, treatments, simulants and synthetics
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A basic introduction to diploma theory concepts

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
If English is not a student's first language, they must have passed an English qualification to take this course, e.g. IELTS (Level 7) or TOEFL (score of 95-120).

 
STUDY OPTIONS
FURTHER STUDY
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Gemmology Diploma, leading to eligibility for FGA status 
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Diamond Diploma, leading to eligibility for DGA status
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BSc in Gemmology & Jewellery Studies (requires successful completion of Gemmology Foundation, Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma)
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Coloured Stones Grading Course
HOW TO APPLY?

You can enquire about one of our courses by using the form below. Simply select the course you'd like to attend, fill in your details and click submit. A member of our Education Department will review your form before contacting you about your enquiry.

Alternatively, you can download a course application form from our Student Resources section. Once you've completed this you can email this to us at education@gem-a.com or post it to: Education Department, 21 Ely Place, London, EC1N 6TD.

If you have any other questions you can e-mail us at education@gem-a.com or call us on +(44) 0207 404 3334.

COURSE DATES & PRICES

Gemmology Diploma Preparation

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