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Level 2

Level 2 Technical Diploma in Blacksmithing. (Blacksmithing Route)


The level 2 course is designed to give you the fundamentals you need to become employable and prepare you for the level 3 course, (which in turn will prepare you to become self-employable). You will learn the fundamentals of forgework, (including metallurgy), welding, thermal cutting processes, freehand drawing, and technical drawing.

The course entails you making a set of tools, which you then use to create a multi-component piece, (for example a hanging basket bracket). You will learn welding and thermal cutting techniques, which can be used either within Blacksmithing or fabrication-welding, if you were to decide to follow that career path instead. Finally, you will be taught the fundamentals of both freehand and technical drawing techniques, which again are applicable to the design aspect of Blacksmithing or could be taken and developed to follow a career path as an illustrator.

All these skills will also be applied in a final project, in which you will write a brief, conduct research, design and finally make your own multi-component piece.

Please be aware that there is written work which will need to be completed, within set time frames and to a set standard. If you need additional help with reading or writing, please let us know at your interview and we can arrange for help prior to the start of the course.


You will need a
minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4, (or ‘C’;), or above to be accepted onto the

Ideally, you
will also have a keen interest in metalworking and design.

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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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