Protecting the Consumer and Servicing
the Trade with Independence and Integrity

There is still time to book one of the final places on a one-day training course at Assay Office Birmingham before the BIG MOVE is due to take place this Summer.





The jewellery industry covers  a wide variety of different areas, and when it comes to selling to customers, it can't be easy to remember every single little detail, so to help improve your knowledge and confidence, we have a range of one day courses on offer, which will help to ensure that your customers get the best possible information they need. To see the list of courses that we have on offer, please continue reading below:


Understanding Antique Jewellery

A course that is ideal for retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers, collectors, and enthusiasts. This course gives practical training and advice for those who need to identify and assess new, second-hand and antique jewellery. Interactive sessions on identifying hallmarks, diamonds and coloured gemstones will provide the delegates with the confidence to assess jewellery with a view to either buying or selling items. The course also includes an introduction to 19th and 20th century jewellery styles. It provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Antique Jewellery

  • Tuesday 5th May

£150 + VAT per delegate


Understanding Product Safety for Fashion Accessories

This course will tell you what you need to know about relevant aspects of REACH and the CPSIA. The course focuses on Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and current testing regulations. It explains the approach to testing and also includes information on legislation applicable to safety testing for leathers and textiles. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Fashion Accessories

  • Wednesday 13th May

£195 + VAT per delegate


Understanding Watches

This course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. It will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling or assessing a watch. The course gives each delegate a chance to handle and study watches closely, and disassemble items using standard basic tools. It will teach basic practical skills which will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. The course also includes a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes and visit the Hallmarking Operation at Assay Office Birmingham, which is not usually open to the public. The course provides six hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

Watch 2

  • Wednesday 20th May

£195 + VAT per delegate

All of our other training courses for the remaining current programme are SOLD OUT!

If you would like any further information, please get in touch with us on T: 0121 262 1024 or E:

Thank you for supporting AnchorCert Academy and we look forward to welcoming new attendees to Assay Office Birmingham soon.




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