Welding and Fabrication and Blacksmithing

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 Blacksmithing and Metalwork
Course Code: AG214



This one year course is designed to teach the traditional skills of blacksmithing and welding and is ideal for those wishing to start their own business.

The programme contains a good balance of theoretical and practical modules and essential workshop experience which are supported by the planning and design skills required to be self-employed. We ensure all the techniques our students learn meet the continuing needs of the blacksmithing and metalwork industry.

Practical skills are supported by an additional certificate in creating and preparing to set up a new business, which covers the essentials of business planning, business finance and product selling.

Overview

Qualification

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalworking (QCF) and Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to set up a new business

Course Content

Advanced techniques in Blacksmithing and Welding
Understand anud se forging
Work experience
Undertake workshop practice
Drawing practice
Undertake introductory welding
Creating your own business
Estimate financial need
Build and maintain relationships
Sell a product
Plan and implement a business plan
Market your business

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above to include English and maths PLUS Level 2 qualification in working with metal. An interest and enthusiasm for starting your own business

Next Steps

Part-time courses in welding/engineering/business Higher Education

Career Opportunities

Self-employment as a blacksmith/metalworker/welder Apprentice welder or in metalworking.