Fabrication & Blacksmithing


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.



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
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/E or 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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 24-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon - Wed 105
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

A £100 contribution towards the cost of course materials is payable at the start of the course.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Although PPE is available, we firmly advise students to provide their own welding mask and goggles and any items of a personal nature for their own hygiene protection. AEL uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt) Flame retardant protective overalls Steel toecap safety boots Pen, paper, lever arch files Stationery required for technical drawing e.g. pencils, ruler, compass


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