Accredited Teaching Centres

Gem-A Accredited Teaching Centres (ATCs) are institutions, colleges and schools that have been approved to teach Gem-A courses using our course notes and equipment. Find an ATC here.

ACCREDITED TEACHING CENTRES

How to apply

ATCs make it possible for students to have on-site, face-to-face tuition in their own region and, in some countries, students can study in their own language. Our course notes are available in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese and French.

Because our Accredited Teaching Centres operate in a number of different countries, you must contact that centre directly to book a space on one of their available courses. Find an ATC below to find out more about course dates and how to apply. 

International Institute of Gemology

Exam Centre

Mumbai

Beijing Guoshou Gems & Jewellery Standardization Research Center (Chinese)

Exam Centre

China

Zhong Yao Education Training Center (Chinese)

Exam Centre

China

JTV Gemological Training Center

Exam Centre

Tennessee, USA

Katharine Aleks Training and Education (K.A.T.E.)

Exam Centre

Coventry, United Kingdom

Gem-A London

Exam Centre

London, United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

Exam Centre

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand

Exam Centre

Bangkok, Thailand

Katharine Aleks Training and Education (K.A.T.E.)

Exam Centre

Coventry, United Kingdom

Gem-A London

Exam Centre

London, United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

Exam Centre

Birmingham, United Kingdom

JTV Gemological Training Center

Exam Centre

Tennessee, USA

DAVID CRAFT - Institute of Gemmology and Creation

Exam Centre

Geneva, Switzerland

Kristallen Lannavaara Sweden

Exam Centre

Lannavaara, Lapland

Nederlands Edelsteen Laboratorium Leiden (English)

Exam Centre

Leiden, Netherlands

Laboratoire de Gemmologie Marseille (French)

Exam Centre

Marseille, France

IGL Istituto Gemmologico Ligure

Exam Centre

Genoa, Italy

Gem Testing Laboratory (GTL)

Exam Centre

Athens, Greece

L'Ecole des gemmes

Exam Centre

Paris, France

Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT)

Exam Centre

Manama, Bahrain

China University of Geosciences, Gemmological Institute Wuhan (Chinese)

Exam Centre

Wuhan, China

China University of Geosciences Beijing (Chinese)

Exam Centre

Beijing, China

BG Gemmological Institute (BGGI)

Exam Centre

Beijing, China

Asiatic Center of Gemological Services (ACGS)

Exam Centre

Chandigarh, India

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Is your institution interested in becoming an Accredited Teaching Centre?

If you operate a school, college or university, contact education@gem-a.com to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gem-A courses and qualifications are both high-level and officially accredited in the UK – Gem-A is an awarding body. This is one reason our qualifications are so highly regarded worldwide. All our courses emphasise the significant importance of rapid, self-reliant observational and practical ability, using a thorough knowledge and understanding of gemmological principles. Gem-A courses also foster the ability to choose appropriate testing methods based on intelligent observation for practical decision-making. The theory part of diploma courses helps you gain a deeper understanding of your decision-making processes in practical gemmology.

All students must be aged 18 or over to study with Gem-A.

No prior academic qualifications are necessary for enrolment on the Foundation Certificate in Gemmology, Diamond Diploma, or Diamond Grading & Identification courses. To enrol onto the Gemmology Diploma course, you must first have completed the Foundation Certificate in Gemmology course.

If English is not your first language, an English language qualification is required for entry on both the London and Online Distance Learning (ODL) courses. Accepted English qualifications include IELTS Academic (level 7) or TOEFL (score 95 – 120); please see our Terms & Conditions for further details.

For entry requirements to one of Gem-A’s Accredited Teaching Centre (ATC) courses, please contact your chosen ATC directly.