Level 3 Blacksmithing and Welding

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing AG235A01/24/2 Further Education

Course Information

You will be studying the Level 3 qualification in blacksmithing and metalworking which will give you the opportunity to make progress in the metalsmith sector, whether your chosen route is employment, an apprenticeship or university.
It is broadly equivalent in size to two A Levels


  • Level 3 Blacksmithing and Welding
Course Content
  • The level 3 study programme introduces the learners to essential understanding in the following units:

    Undertake Workshop Practice for Blacksmithing and Metalworking Understanding and Using Forging Techniques for Blacksmithing and Metalworking Undertake Drawing Practice for Blacksmithing and Metalworking Business Management in the Land-based Sector Undertake Introductory Welding for Blacksmithing and Metalworking Undertake and Review Work- Related Experience in the Land-based Industries. You will also be required to carry out Work Experience outside of college with an employer.
Entry Requirements
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4, to include English and mathematics, and a satisfactory educational reference will need to be received. Progression from the successful completion of a Level 2 in Blacksmithing and Welding is also considered.
Next Steps
  • Apprenticeships in Engineering, Welding, Blacksmithing, Fabrication or Farriery, Higher Education or employment.
Career Opportunities
  • Welder, Fabricator, Metalworker, Blacksmith, Engineering operative, Mechanical engineering technician

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
09-Sep-2024 19-Jun-2026 9.30 a.m. 3.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
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. KMC 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?

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