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.
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.
Metallurgy and Heat Treatment
Welding and Thermal Cutting Processes
Freehand and Technical Drawing