Level 1 Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing AG212A01/20/1 Further Education

Course Information

This one year course will introduce and develop skills in welding, fabrication and blacksmithing and provide a sound introduction to working with metals. You will study for a NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft (Heritage and Traditional Craft) and a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering.

Those who successfully complete this Level 1 course to a high standard are able to progress onto the City & Guilds Level 2 qualifications in Performing Engineering Operations and Certificate in Engineering (Level 2 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing). A final craft item is produced and shown at the Kingston Maurward Show in June.


  • Level 1 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing
Course Content
  • Arc and MIG weldingFabricationIntroduction to TIG weldingIntroduction to gas cuttingSafe use of toolsUse of the forgeBlacksmithing toolsFunctional skills in numeracy and literacyFirst aid and manual handlingOne day of work experience is an essential part of the course
Entry Requirements
  • 2 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above to include English, maths and design technology (or equivalent).Mature applicants should contact the Course Manager to discuss the entry requirements.
Next Steps
  • Level 2 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing, Intermediate Apprenticeships in Engineering/Welding/Farriery
Career Opportunities
  • Welder, Fabricator, Metalworker, Blacksmith, Farrier, Engineering operative, Mechanical engineering technician, Sheet metalworker

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2020 (Already Started) 23-Jun-2021 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Mon - Wed 105
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
A £100 contribution towards the cost of course materials is payable at the start of the course.

Materials Required

Although PPE is available, we firmly advise students to provide their own welding mask and goggles and any items of a personal nature for their own hygiene protection. AEL uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt), Flame retardant protective overalls, Steel toecap safety boots. Pen, paper, lever arch files, Stationery required for technical drawing e.g. pencils, ruler, compass

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.