An in-depth course, combining remote learning, online testing and a 5-day laboratory experience. This course gives students the skills to grade polished diamonds to a professional standard.
To gain all required theoretical knowledge, we use scientific textbooks as part of the initial distance learning portion.
The distance learning period is supported by regular testing and discussions with your tutor to ensure that all learning outcomes are being met.
The laboratory experience aims to put the theoretical knowledge learnt into context by giving the students the chance to work on a large number of carefully selected polished diamonds, provided by De Beers Group. Number of attendants for each session is kept low to ensure the best possible learning experience.
A final practical exam must be passed in order to complete the course and receive the independently accredited ‘Certificate of Achievement’. The course is internationally accredited by the CPD.
Take away a De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds gemmological kit which includes a loupe, tweezers and scoop, inside a branded vegan leather case.
This course will help you develop skills which will be particularly useful in the following scenarios: Jewellery Design (advanced level), Jewellery Manufacturing (advanced level), Diamond Grading Role (advanced level), Diamond Dealer Role, Diamond Procurement, Diamond Trading, Retail Senior Management, Training Managers.
***We would usually run the lab week part of this course four times a year in Antwerp and London, however due to the ongoing travel restrictions the 2020 dates have been cancelled. If you are keen to take this course please contact us to discuss starting the distance learning in 2020 with a view to taking the lab course in early 2021.***
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If you are interested in taking this course in Gaborone please contact the local team to discuss. It is priced at P 15,000.