Blacksmithing and Metalwork - Level 2
The Level 2 Blacksmithing course that we offer at the Holme Lacy Campus is the most comprehensive blacksmithing course available in the country. Learners have the opportunity to enter into competitions, one of these being at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. Learners are encouraged to practise with a blacksmith – an important opportunity to gain future employment.
The National School of Blacksmithing was originally founded in 1946 and is recognised as the foremost national centre for training blacksmiths who wish to work in the various areas of forged iron, ranging from traditional to contemporary design work. Blacksmiths trained at HCT are very highly regarded by employers and many subsequently trade in their own right.
Blacksmithing is an excellent choice for a hard-working person who has good hand/eye co-ordination and artistic ability, someone who would like to form their own business or someone who has enjoyed woodwork, metalwork, drawing and other related subjects at school.
This is a challenging introductory course for developing blacksmithing skills. The course seeks to lay the foundation for a successful career in forged metalwork. It comprehensively teaches the technical skills that are essential to become a competent blacksmith.
Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalworking
The course is mainly delivered in the workshop, with related knowledge sessions. Units include:
- Blacksmithing – Traditional skills including forging, forming, cutting and joining
- Application of Welding Processes – MIG, arc and gas
- Fabrication Drawing – Producing accurate workshop drawing/ surface developments
- Artistic Drawing and Design
- Metal Fabrication
- Essential Workshop Health and Safety
Units are assessed by practical and written assignments.
All full-time learners will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate level. These will be in maths, English and in some cases ICT. Attendance to these sessions is mandatory, please refer to the Functional Skills section of this website for more details.
- 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above (including maths and English)
- Successful interview and initial assessment
- You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area
There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course.
Study options may include:
Employment options may include:
- Metal Fabrication
- Welding Trades
Contact: 0800 032 1986