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Blacksmithing and Metalworking- Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BLF004/PROG
Qualification Type Degree
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is designed for those wishing to extend their basic knowledge in blacksmithing and metalwork. Prospective students are likely to have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Blacksmithing & Metalwork or have relevant work experience.

Qualifications gained
  • Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Blacksmithing and Metalwork
  • Plumpton College Certificate in Blacksmithing
  • Relevant additional qualifications
  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and Maths


Indicative Programme Content

The Extended Diploma programme is based around six mandatory core units and twelve specialist units, all other certificates are a combination of units chosen from:

  • Workshop Practice
  • Fabrication Drawing
  • Using Forging techniques
  • Using Fabrication techniques
  • Drawing Practice
  • Principles and methods of design
  • Introductory Welding
  • Small scale design and working
  • Work Experience
  • Large scale design and working
  • Forge Practice
  • Repousse and other decorative skills
  • Blacksmithing and construction skills
  • Business Management
  • Manual Arc welding
  • English & maths
  • Metal Arc Gas shielded welding
Specialist units
  • 2D Visual Communication
  • Using Ideas to Explore, Develop and Produce Art and Design (silversmithing)
  • 3D Design Briefs (silversmithing)
  • 3D Design Crafts Briefs (silversmithing)
  • Application of Welding Processes
  • Fabrication Techniques and Sheet Metal Work
  • Working with Blacksmithing Specifications and Calculations
  • Introduction to Land-based Workshop Practice
  • English & maths

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Students will normally be 16 years of age or over and have at least two of the following:

  • 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above including English and maths
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma Metalsmithing at Merit Level
  • Relevant practical experience

Mature students who do not possess any of the above qualifications will be considered.


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