Blacksmithing & Metalworking - Level 2
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 forged iron, ranging from traditional to contemporary design work.
This course seeks to lay the foundation for a successful career in forged metalwork and comprehensively teaches the technical skills that are essential to becoming a competent blacksmith. There is also the opportunity to enter into 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. Most students completing this course continue to the level 3 to further develop their skills.
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 of Fabrication Processes
- Metal Fabrication
- Essential Workshop Health & Safety
- Drawing skills
Units are assessed by practical and written assignments. All full-time students under 19 at the start of their programme are required to study maths and English to at least GCSE grade 4.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above (to include maths and English) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 1 Blacksmithing qualification
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
What can I study next?
Study options may include:
What jobs can I do?
Employment options may include:
- Metal Fabrication
- Welding Trades
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Aged 16 - 18 years: There are no tuition or exam fees
Aged 19 years or over (at the start of the course): Tuition Fee £995 | Registration/Exam Fee £165
Additional Course Costs: £900
Personal Equipment: You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £100.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986