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Metalwork

YOU WILL GAIN A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS IN WELDING, FABRICATION AND BLACKSMITHING AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE PIECES OF INCREASING DIFFICULTY AND INTRICACY. TRAINEES THAT PROVE THEMSELVES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE AN NVQ L2 AND CITY & GUILDS. WHETHER YOU WANT TO PURSUE ARTISTIC BLACKSMITHING OR FABRICATING OR INDUSTRIAL WELDING, YOU WILL HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AND TUTORING NECESSARY TO PUT YOU IN A POSITION TO EMBARK ON A CAREER IN THE METALWORK INDUSTRY.

Our Metalwork Department can help you to...

  • Learn welding techniques using MMA & MIG
  • Develop forging techniques, making a range of pieces of increasing complexity and skill
  • Use a comprehensive range of metal workshop machinery
  • Get your licence to work on sites (CSCS Card)
  • A college course NVQ L2 for trainees who prove themselves
  • No prior experience is necessary as full training is given

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Learning basics of the trade and gaining work experience.

Complete Level 1 basic theory course.

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Welding techniques, MMA and MIG.
  • Understanding and using the forge, basic forging techniques, forging hot steel, making scrolls and tapering points
  • Using a comprehensive range of metal workshop machinery
  • Making a range of pieces of increasing complexity and skill
  • Understanding paint mixes and using the spray gun

Increasing work experience and skill level.

Complete Level 2 basic theory course

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Welding techniques, MMA and MIG.
  • Understanding and using the forge, basic forging techniques, forging hot steel, making scrolls and tapering points
  • Using a comprehensive range of metal workshop machinery
  • Making a range of pieces of increasing complexity and skill
  • Understanding paint mixes and using the spray gun

Trainees who prove themselves and for whom it is deemed appropriate there may be opportunities to extend the placement and achieve a deeper level of work experience and skill.

Trainees might get the opportunity to work toward or achieve some part of the following:

  • Driving practical
  • NVQ
  • College course City & Guilds