The course has a high practical content and develops basic skills relevant to farriery and related subjects. It’s designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship in the farriery industry or an alternative career as a blacksmith.
You will also learn about using, maintaining and making Blacksmiths’ tools, and will produce a portfolio of forging exercises. Over the 16 week course, you’ll make a range of pieces including all of the mandatory test pieces from the qualification handbook.
Example modules: Basic Maintenance, Operation and Control of Forge Hearths and Gas Furnaces; Safe Working Practices: Forging, Forming, Cutting and Joining.
3 subjects at National 4 including English and Maths.