Plumpton College Certificate

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This course is intended to give you an introduction into the hands-on and creative world of Blacksmithing. During the course, you will be manufacturing a given decorative object, a fire poker or candle stick, as well as a traditional set of tongs.

Whilst manufacturing these items you will learn how to perform fundamental techniques such as:

  • Control a solid fuel forge and fire
  • Forging
  • Forming
  • Cutting
  • Joining

The aim is to introduce you to Blacksmithing and introduce you to working with traditional techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a more advanced part time course, or even the full time Blacksmithing and Metalworking program, which is recommended for anyone looking to progress into Blacksmithing as a trade.

There are limited spaces on this fast paced course so apply as soon as possible to guarantee your place. 

Please do not delay your booking! To guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Course reference: BLP001

Entry Requirements:

You will be required to provide:

•  Steel toe-cap boots

•  Full-length cotton trousers (ideally jeans).

All other equipment will be provided.

Dates & Location:

To be confirmed 

18:00 - 20:00

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College

8 Week Course Duration

If you are unable to attend the above dates or the date you would like to attend is full please register your interest here.


Thursday Evening for 8 Weeks 



Future Opportunities

Intermediate Metalsmithing 

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