Metalsmithing is an important skill, very much in demand in a number of industries.
This one-year programme, suitable for school leavers, will give students the skills needed to be able to work within the Metalsmithing industry.
The programme naturally provides progression on to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Metalworking where these skills will be even further developed.
Level 2 Diploma: you complete all 6 subjects
- BTEC First at the level studied (outlined above)
- Plumpton College Certificate
- Additional work related qualifications
- College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths
Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme.
Industry Work Placement
All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.
Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.
There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
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1 year, full-time
3 days per week
I've now completed my Level 2 course and I'm in my final year of Level 3 Extended Diploma. I particularly enjoy drawing and designing and making useful things.
My favourite part about Level 3 has been experimenting at the forge with new connection techniques.
Following satisfactory completion of the programme, students may progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma (1 year), Diploma (1
year) or Extended Diploma (2 years)
- Start their own metalsmithing workshop
- Apprentice Vehicle restorer
- Sheet metalworker
- Apprentice to a Jeweller
- Apprentice Silversmith
- Apprentice to a Swordsmith
- Apprentice to a Gunsmith
- Working as a Blacksmith
- Forgework Preparation, Processes, Techniques and Safe Working
- Forgework Construction Tools, Techniques and Safe Working
- 2D Visual Communication
- 3D Design Briefs - Product Design
- 3D Design Crafts Briefs - Jewellery
- Application of Welding Processes
- Working with Blacksmithing Specifications and Calculations
Ready to take the next step?
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Blacksmithing and Metalwork.
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