A range of topics will be covered during the course including operation, basic maintenance, operation and control of forge hearths and gas furnaces, safe working practices: Basic Forging, Basic Forming, Basic Cutting, Basic Joining, Using and Maintaining Blacksmith’s Tools, Production of a portfolio of forging exercises.
Over the 16 weeks the students are expected to make a portfolio of pieces. This should include all of the mandatory test pieces from the Qualification Handbook and will be examined at the end of the course by an external examiner. There is also a Practical Exam which takes place under exam conditions. This requires the candidate to produce two test pieces from the current Qualification Handbook to the industry standards set out in the Marking Criteria and also a single multiple choice test via the E-volve system.
3 subjects at National 4 including English and Maths.
Horse Care and Forgework