Goldsmithing and silversmithing

Skill level: 3

Goldsmithing and silversmithing is a work-related study program at the secondary school level. The course includes increasing knowledge and skills in making jewellery, art objects and utility items from gold, silver and other metals. Students need to be familiar with the materials they are working with and understand the technique and work methods involved. Also to be able to present their product and sell it.

Goldsmithing and silversmithing is a certified trade. The average length of study is four years, a total of five semesters in school and vocational training, during which the progress of the workplace studies is recorded in an electronic logbook.


Goldsmithing and silversmithing is taught at the Technical College.


Applicants must have completed compulsory education in accordance with the National Curriculum Guide for Compulsory Schools, see more on the school’s website.

The program has been credit-worthy at the Student Education Fund (Menntasjóður námsmanna). Trade unions also often provide scholarships for study. Get more information from your union.


The goldsmithing and silversmithing study program is divided into general theoretical subjects, specialties and vocational training. To complete the studies, the student must enter into an internship agreement with a master.

Check whether the study program or part of it can be taught in distance learning.

After graduation

After completing studies and vocational training, it is possible to take a journeyman’s examination that entitles you to work in the field as well as admission to studies for a master craftsman’s exam. It is also possible to complete additional studies for a matriculation examination.

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