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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Blacksmithing BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Level 3

Course code: F10D220
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 2 years
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

* 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 will give you an excellent grounding for progression either into industry or onto a relevant university-level course. You will learn a range of forging skills, from tool making to traditional fire welding techniques over the two years, culminating in a final project in which you will plan and make a large-scale final piece to your own design and specification. The second year also introduces restoration & conservation, in addition to a business studies module giving you the skills necessary to manage your own business.

Why choose us

This course is run by the longest established blacksmithing college in the country, recognised as the national school of blacksmithing by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. You will have the opportunity to build your practical skills in our excellent workshop facilities under the guidance of an experienced team of lecturers from a variety of industry specialisations.

What you could do next

Study options may include an apprenticeship in Blacksmithing, BA Degree in Artist Blacksmithing. Employment options may include self-employed blacksmithing, employed blacksmithing and metalworking roles in a range of potential fields within the industry, contemporary design or traditional reproduction/restoration.

Popular modules

  • Understanding and Using Forging Techniques for Blacksmithing and Metalworking

  • Blacksmithing and Construction skills

  • Large Scale Design &Make

  • Repoussé, Restoration &Conservation

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a number of coursework assignments

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (to include English, maths and science)