Course Title: Level 1 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing
Course Code: AG212

This one year course will introduce and develop skills in welding, fabrication and blacksmithing and provide a sound introduction to working with metals.

You will study for a NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft (Heritage and Traditional craft) and a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering. Those who successfully complete this Level 1 course to a high standard are able to progress onto the City & Guilds Level 2 qualifications in Performing Engineering Operations and Certificate in Engineering (Level 2 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing).

A final craft item is produced and shown at the Kingston Maurward Show in June.


Course Content

NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft (Heritage and traditional crafts) and City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering

Entry Requirements

Arc and MIG welding Fabrication Introduction to TIG welding Introduction to gas cutting Safe use of tools Use of the forge Blacksmithing tools Functional skills in numeracy and literacy First aid and manual handling One day of work experience is an essential part of the course

Next Steps

2 GCSEs at grade 2/Eor above to include English, maths and design technology (or equivalent). Mature applicants should contact the Course Manager to discuss the entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

Level 2 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing Intermediate Apprenticeships in Engineering/Welding/Farriery