Gemmology - Diamond Diploma - 2017/18 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
Direct application
Diamond Diploma
1 year, 2.5 hours per week plus private study.

Additional costs
Depending on your course, you will need to pay an additional amount for professional examination fees. Information will be available at the start of the course.
School of Jewellery
Assay Office

This course runs on the following dates:

Sorry, no dates are available for this course at this time.

The Gem Diamond Diploma follows the syllabus of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) and is suitable for those who need to study diamonds in-depth, either to further their career or to fuel their passion.

The course includes diamond identification and grading, which are studied in the laboratory, together with a series of lectures. This leads to the formal Gemmological Association of Great Britain examination.

For both Gemmology Diploma courses there is an additional charge payable to the Gemmological Association for registration and examination fees.

Entry Requirements

  • Gem-A Gemmology Diploma preferred but not essential
  • Equivalent qualifications or experience

Application Details

For an application form for the Gemmology Diamond Diploma course or further details contact:

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6477

Payment and enrolment

To confirm a place on the course, you must pay the course fees in full during enrolment before the course starts. Enrolment will take place at the School of Jewellery on the following dates:

  • Monday 11 to Thursday 14 September 2017, 10am to 6pm
  • Friday 15 September 2017, 10am to 4pm.

Our Facilities

Assay Office

Our gemmology students are based in new, state-of-the-art premises at 1 Moreton Street in the Jewellery Quarter with access to the highest specification of equipment available for gemmological education within the UK. You'll use diamond-testing equipment at Assay Office Birmingham's AnchorCert Gem Laboratory.


Prospective students from the UK
  • Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to a range of questions about our courses and studying here.
  • If you need further help, you can contact the Course Enquiries Team online by using the Course Enquiry Form.
  • Alternatively, call us on +44 (0)121 331 5595.

Further Information

For further information about the Gemmology Diamond Diploma course, contact:

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6477