FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME  For beginners with no experience but meeting the admission criteria with an exit option. 1 year programme leading to an IBDA Certificate of Completion- Intaglio Engraving Basics 12 months learning from 3-4 Master Engravers Opt-out mechanism for students not wishing to proceed further Allows career opportunities in pre-press   FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE OBJECTIVES   Provide student/s with a general introduction to the banknote industry and intaglio Provide history and background to engraving Teach advanced techniques in hand drawing, artwork preparation, hand and digital engraving for intaglio Provide students with an advanced level of information and training on hand and digital engraving techniques and technology Create awareness of the artistry and human element necessary to generate hand engravings Create awareness of the opportunities presented by new engraving tools Allow students experiment /generate intaglio designs and proof them INTERMEDIATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME For candidates with relevant experience or having completed the Foundation Certificate Programme. 1 year programme leading to an IBDA Diploma in Intaglio Engraving Techniques   6 months learning from 3-4 Master Engravers 6 months practical apprenticeship at central bank or banknote printing works Allows student continue to degree level Allows student to work on live engraving projects supervised INTERMEDIATE DIPLOMA OBJECTIVES   Provide students with an advanced level of information and training on hand and digital engraving techniques and technology Create awareness of the importance of integration of intaglio designs Create awareness of the full range of possibilities available to designers with intaglio printing Allow students practice and perfect their engraving skills by working on actual projects Allow students develop new ideas, features and effects Allow students work within printing works to learn and demonstrate skills Allow students build personal relationships within the industry ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAMME For candidates with engraving experience or having completed the Intermediate Diploma Programme. 2 year project supervision and review by Intaglio Master Engravers leading to an IBDA Degree in Intaglio Engraving   2 years on site work at printing work/central bank with supervision by Master Engraver Formal recognition of student as an intaglio engraver Allows student to work on live engravings unsupervised ADVANCED DEGREE OBJECTIVES   Allow students practice and perfect their engraving skills by working on actual projects Allow students work within a printing works to learn and demonstrate engraving skills Allow students build personal relationships within the industry Allow sponsor/employer derive a return from investment in training Allow Master Engraver/s guide and review student progress to satisfaction MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMME For candidates with advanced engraving experience or having completed the Advanced Degree Programme. 2 year supervision and review by Intaglio Master Engravers leading to an IBDA Masters Degree in Intaglio Engraving   2 years on site work at printing work/central bank with supervision by Master Engraver Formal recognition of student as an intaglio engraver Allows student to work on live engravings unsupervised Allows student teach intaglio engraving MASTERS DEGREE OBJECTIVES    Allow students to excel and develop advanced/experimental artistic designs  Allow students travel and spend time to develop individual character and style  Allow students manage complete projects from concept to final realisation Allow students learn from other master engravers working on complex/challenging  projects  Allow students develop teaching skills  Allow sponsor/employer derive a return from investment in training FULL IBDA CERTIFICATION At the end of each set of training modules the student will receive industry recognised and endorsed IBDA certification culminating in a Masters Degree in Intaglio Engraving that will enable them to manage a complete intaglio project from A-Z and to teach other new engravers. The academic awards available to intaglio engravers will be presented upon successful completion of each training course as assessed by the Teaching Master Engravers.