Welding and Fabrication and Blacksmithing

Introduction

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.

Overview

Qualification

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

Course Content

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Next Steps

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

Career Opportunities

Welder
Fabricator
Metalworker
Blacksmith
Farrier
Engineering operative
Mechanical engineering technician
Sheet metalworker