The intensive one-day course, Buying Scrap Gold and Silver, will be hosted twice in the new year on January 18 and February 1.
It has been created for anyone who wishes to engage in buying scrap gold and silver from the public and covers basic standards and best practice and will also offer an overview of UK and foreign hallmarks and metal testing using acid touch solutions.
The day also includes a visit to the hallmarking and melting areas within the Assay Office.
Michael Allchin, chief executive and assay master at BAO said: “With the market for buying scrap gold and silver so strong at the moment, we recognise that there is a real need for training for those people who wish to buy scrap gold and silver from the public.
“Here at The Birmingham Assay Office we can offer delegates a unique combination of the specialist expertise of our staff with hands-on sessions in our laboratory, which will give them the chance to see gold and silver testing processes in action and try them out for themselves as part of the course.”