Course Details

Looking for a career in Blacksmithing or just have a passion for it? This course is designed to provide you the foundation skills required to work in the Blacksmithing Industry. This course also supports development of the skills required to progress onto the Access to Farriery Course. You will have time in the forge to gain the practical skills to achieve the following qualifications: NVQ Level 1, NCFE Qualifications. You will also learn basic engineering skills in the workshop.

Entry Requirements

This course has been made available for students wishing to gain experience in Forging or wanting to work towards entrance to Access to Farriery qualification. Level of entry will be judged at interview stage on experience and the results of an aptitude test.

Career options

On completion of this course you can move on to either the Access to Farriery Level 2 or Artistic Blacksmithing Level 2/3 course.

Access to Forging Level 1 Award

Five highlights

  • 1 Chichester College has been graded outstanding by Ofsted.
  • 2 We have been the No.1 in Sussex for 3 years running.
  • 3 We provide a wide range of specialist workshops and facilities
  • 4 Staff are trained to a high level with ongoing Professional Development
  • 5 Student support is a high priority within Chichester College.

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • NVQ & NCFE Access to Forging Level 1


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Course code Location Course length Start date
MNT108BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and Maths as well as work experience. You will undertake an NVQ Level 1 qualification together with an NCFE Award and NCFE qualification in Design. You will have a wide range of opportunities to develop your skills both practically in the workshop and theoretically in the classroom. You will not only meet the required standards but work towards exceeding them. Time will be given for you to develop your own style and techniques. The development of your personalised enterprise passport and enrichment activities fully enhance this course.

How will I be taught?

This course is made up of both practical and theory lessons. In addition to the main qualification you will study towards L1 Maths and English functional skills.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through a variety of methods according to the qualification including practical test pieces, written evidence, observations and a final craft project.

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