Blacksmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

Level 1 | Electively Home Educated & School Link


If you have an interest in blacksmithing and metalwork this course will give you an introduction to the basic and fundamental skills for working with metal.

You will cover a broad range of skills and processes, giving you an insight into different metalworking trades and subjects covered on higher level courses.


Year 1: Basic and fundamental blacksmithing and metalworking techniques working towards the production of a selection of small and larger items; dice, spoon, key fobs, fire poker and tongs.

Year 2: Basic and fundamental jewellery skills and techniques for manipulating copper and silver. You will work on several short, creative projects; researching, designing, experimenting and fabricating your own designs for a keyring, silver ring, pendant and a clock face. 

Course details

Dates & Location

September 2024


1 year - Award 

2 years - Certificate

One day per week. 

Entry Requirements

Electively Home Educated

  • Students must have been out of education and home schooled for at least 6 months prior to enrolling.
  • Applicants must be 14 years of age or older by 31st August of the year of applying.

School Students

  • Applicants must be 14 years of age or older by 31st August of the year of applying.
  • A service level agreement must be agreed and signed between the College and participating School before learners can be enrolled.
  • The school must be in agreement with the application and agree to pay the fees.

Jesse Richards

BTEC Level 1 Creative Metalcrafts student

I chose this course because I really enjoy practical subjects and have experience in wood work and associated crafts. I am fascinated by rural and traditional crafts and thought metalsmithing would be an interesting skill to learn. I enjoy working with my hands; the course is perfect as it is very practical. In the future I would love to be a traditional craftsman working in wood and metal.

Future Opportunities

  • Students usually come into college at age 14 and are on a two year programme. On successful completion of this they are then in a position to apply for a place on the 16+ full time study programmes.  Towards the end of the second year this is discussed with students as part of the progression tutorials.
  • On applying for a 16+ course students will be required to attend an interview for the course and will be processed as a new applicant.
  • Once students are a 16+ programme they are also in a position to apply for bursaries to support learning, travel etc. 

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