Level 1


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.

Units in Self-Assessment and Careers Progression

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. 

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

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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