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Blacksmithing and Metalworking BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 (QCF) at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

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 planning, finance and selling.

Course content

Units include:

  • Advanced Techniques in Blacksmithing and welding
  • Understand and using 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 and Market your Business

2 days plus one day work experience

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and Maths qualification at level 2 Level 2 qualification in working with metal An interest and enthusiasm in starting your own business.

Financial information

Courses leading to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August in the academic year you start your course.* However, there may be some additional costs for clothing/kit and trips depending on your course.  You can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food, equipment or childcare.

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. - Flame retardant protective overalls - Steel Toe Capped Safety Boots - Pen, Paper, Lever Arch Files - Stationary required for technical drawings e.g. pencils, ruler, compass etc.

Future opportunities

Self-employment as a blacksmith, apprentice welder or in metalworking.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingston Maurward College directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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