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Level 3

L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalworking


The course is the natural progression from level 2. There is delivery of more advanced forging techniques, in addition to welding processes, sheet metal, and fine metalwork. There are a number of drawing & design units, and business studies as part of the curriculum. You will be expected to study independently, conducting research and keep a technical journal throughout the course. The course is designed to help you develop your skills to allow you have the broadest choice of progression when you graduate.


The course is open to anyone with a level 2 qualification in the subject, or prior industrial experience. An interest in art and design will be an advantage. Maths and English qualifactions will be needed as there is an equal weight to the written aspects of the course as the practical

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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