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.
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.
On completion of this course you can progress on to Level 2 and 3 blacksmithing and metalworking. This could lead you to a future career in the industry such as blacksmith, fabricator, designer or artist.
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