Diploma Courses (ACWUK)

The diploma courses are based on the curriculum developed in Japan by Aida Chemicals. These are world-wide recognised courses supported by Art Clay World. The programme requires that you have previous experience working with metal clay so you have the foundation skills and understand the processes involved.

Our tutor will give hands on demonstrations of each project task, with step by step instructions to support you throughout the course. Each piece is graded and marked and a full assessment of your progress is provided.


The Level One Course

Current Dates: 23rd - 25th November

This intensive course covers six set projects to demonstrate different skills and techniques in working with silver clay. The projects include a stone setting, using paste for the leaf project and a brooch with stone settings. Two projects demonstrate your control of a syringe, attaching various findings and settings for stones.

Following the course and the successful completion of each project task to the required standards, your tutor will submit you paperwork in order to issue your certificate. After you have received your certificate, you will be entitled to claim a discount on your Art Clay products from any of the official suppliers and you will also be able to teach introductory classes.

Following this course you can progress onto the Level Two Diploma. Our tutor will offer free advice on what preparations you can make for the course. We advise you to wait approximately six months and continue to work regularly with metal clay before committing to the Level Two Course.


The Level Two Course

Current Dates: 24th - 26th September, 26th - 28th November

This course has two parts to completion - the course and then Level Three; the submission of the assessment task. It is an intensive three day course with four set projects that will measure your skills and techniques in working with Art Clay Silver to the highest standards. Your tutor will demonstrate, step by step, each of the project tasks. Each project will be graded, marked and assessed by your tutor.

On successful completion of all the project tasks, you can then progress onto the assessment tasks.


Level Three - The Assessment Tasks

Following the course you need to submit three pieces of your own design. However these must meet specific criteria. This is your opportunity to develop and showcase your skills in design and techniques to produce three pieces for assessment. Your tutor will offer free advice and guidance on what is required for these projects.

Please note additional fees will apply for submission of your assessment projects.

On successful completion of the assessments and issue of your Level Three certificate, you will be able to teach Art Clay Diploma Levels One & Two.

Course Fees

The course fees include all course materials and certification fees

Level One = £650
Level Two = £695
Diploma Intensive (Level One & Two back to back) = £1,099 (Conditions apply - see below)

Special Offer

Book & pay in full for both Level One & Level Two Diploma courses at the same time for just £1,099. That's a saving of £246. Both levels must be paid for in full at the same time for the special offer to apply. The course dates may be back to back as part of one of our Diploma Intensives but the offer still applies if you want to book onto a scheduled Level One and leave the date for the Level Two open or to a future scheduled date. Special offer does not apply if you book Level One and then later wish to book Level Two separately before taking the Level One Diploma. Normal cancellation policy applies but if you decide to cancel either level after paying for both at £1,099, you will be liable for the full cost of the remaining Diploma Level.
We also offer the ACWUK Diploma on a 1-2-1 basis on dates that are mutually convenient. Contact us for further details