Study Online Via Online Distancing Learning (ODL)


Gem-A Online Distance Learning (ODL) allows you to study Gem-A Gemmology and Diamond qualifications from home and in your own time, no matter where you are in the world.

As a new student you will be assigned a start date, class group and online tutor to guide you through your studies. You will be expected to do self-study to complete four online modules, plus assessments and quizzes to test your learning as you progress through the course.

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Online Study

Read more about Online Study with Gem-A here.

Hours of Study
Hours of Study

The recommended self-study hours per week:

GF - 6 to 8 hours.
GD - 10 to 12 hours.
DD - 8 to 10 hours.

class times
Stone Library

Students studying in the UK, EU or USA can access our stone library for a small fee. This allows the student to borrow stone sets and aids with practical learning.


  Practical Requirements of ODL Learning


To successfully complete your online studies, you will be required to attend an in-person Practical Lab Class and take your final exam in-person.

FACT SHEET: Lab Classes - What are they, who needs to complete them and why?

This lab class takes place over 3 days for Foundation students and 5 days for Diploma students. The cost of this practical element may be included in your overall study fees, or may be charged separately.

Online students can book this in-person practical learning and assessment by contacting a Gem-A Approved Practical Provider (GAPP). These are places of study approved by Gem-A to teach and host the practical elements of our courses.

Some Gem-A Accredited Teaching Centres also serve as Approved Practical Providers for online students. Contact your nearest ATC to find out more.


Gemmology Foundation Lab Class:

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Gemmology Diploma Lab Class:

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Diamond Diploma Lab Class:

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  Upcoming Online Courses


Our upcoming online Gemmology and Diamond courses are listed below.

  • Course Title
  • Gemmology Foundation ODL 6-month course (without lab class)
  • Gemmology Foundation ODL 6-month course (with UK lab class)
  • Gemmology Foundation ODL 9-month course (without UK lab class)
  • Gemmology Foundation ODL 9-month course (with UK lab class)
  • Gemmology Diploma ODL (without lab class)
  • Gemmology Diploma ODL (with lab class)
  • Gemmology Diploma ODL (without lab class)
  • Gemmology Diploma ODL (with lab class)
  • Course Dates
  • 4 Jan 2021 - Jun 2021
  • 4 Jan 2021 - Jun 2021
  • 7 Apr 2021 - Jan 2022
  • 7 Apr 2021 - Jan 2022
  • 16 Nov 2020 - Jun 2021
  • 16 Nov 2020 - Jun 2021
  • 7 Apr 2021 - Jan 2022
  • 7 Apr 2021 - Jan 2022
  • Price(£)
  • 2,715
  • 3,320
  • 2,715
  • 3,320
  • 3,995
  • 4,885
  • 3,995
  • 4,885
  • Course Title
  • Diamond Diploma ODL (with UK lab class)
  • Diamond Diploma ODL (with UK lab class)
  • Course Dates
  • 14 Sep 2020 - 28 Jun 2021
  • 12 Apr 2021 - Jan 2022
  • Price(£)
  • 3,300
  • 3,300


Look closely to see whether the practical elements of your course are included or not included in the fees. For further information, contact education@gem-a.com.




  How to Apply for ODL


Choose the dates that suit you from the list below and start your gemmology or diamond journey today.

Don’t forget, the course you choose will have set start and end dates and 80% participation in online activities is required.

To apply, complete one of the application forms below or contact education@gem-a.com to discuss your options.

Gemmology Foundation
GF
Gemmology Foundation

Study Time - 4,6 or 9 months

Qualification - Gem-A Level 4 in Gemmology

Application Form

Gemmology Diploma
GD
Gemmology Diploma

Study Time - 4-9 months

Qualification - Gem-A Level 6 Diploma in Gemmology

Application Form

Diamond Diploma
DD
Diamond Diploma

Study Time - 4-9 months

Qualification - Gem-A Level 5 Diploma in Gem Diamond

Application Form




  Short Courses: GemBasics


If you’re not sure whether you are ready to dive into the Gem-A Gemmology Foundation course, you may be interested to try the Gem-A GemBasics Online Course. This beginner’s course can be studied online and in your own time over the course of 12 months. There is no practical requirement, meaning you can learn from the comfort of your own home.



Discover more about the Gem-A GemBasics Online Course here



  Help & Support



For advice and guidance please email education@gem-a.com or telephone us on +(44) 0207 404 3334 .