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.
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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.
Electively Home Educated
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1 year - Award
2 years - Certificate
one day per week.
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.
- 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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