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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Blacksmithing BTEC Level 2 Diploma

Level 2

Course code: F10D241
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Blacksmithing & metalwork
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £900.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website https://hlnsc.ac.uk/fees/fees-guidance/

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course seeks to lay the foundation for a successful career in blacksmithing and comprehensively teaches the technical and theoretical skills that are essential to becoming a competent blacksmith. There is also the opportunity to enter national competitions, one of these being at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. High-achieving blacksmiths trained at the College are very well regarded by employers and many subsequently trade in their own right. This subject is an excellent choice for a self-motivated and hard-working person who will be expected to have good hand/eye coordination and artistic ability in this exciting and growing industry.

Why choose us

This course is run by the longest established blacksmithing training college in the country, with staff dedicated to providing training for those who wish to work in the various areas of the blacksmithing industry, ranging from traditional to contemporary ironwork, design work and historic conservation and restoration.

What you could do next

Study options may include Level 2 Apprenticeship in Welding , Level 3 Apprenticeship in Blacksmithing, Level 3 Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalworking. Employment options may include blacksmith, metal fabrication, welding trades, artist/ designer or metalworker.

Popular modules

  • Metallurgy and Heat Treatment

  • Forging Processes

  • Welding and Thermal Cutting Processes

  • Freehand and Technical Drawing

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via External exam, synoptic assignment & written assignments

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above (to include English, maths and science)