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Blacksmith & Iron Craft | BICC

Course Overview

City & Guilds Certificate Forgework 8485

The Certificate in Forgework proves you have essential basic forging skills, so you can go on to train as a blacksmith or farrier. You’ll learn how to use forge hearths, forge metal and use specialist blacksmith’s tools. This qualification is a centre-based qualification designed to be taken in a College environment. You need to achieve this qualification before starting an Apprenticeship in Blacksmithing or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery.

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Typical Modules

Know the Principles of Forgework
Undertake Forgework techniques and processes
Producing Forgework pieces to industry standards
Word Processing
Work experience
Health & Safety
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • A minimum of grade D in English and Maths is required.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on the basis of a personal interview.
  • This qualification could lead to jobs such as:  Assistant forgeworker  Assistant metal artist  Farrier (if you progress and take the Level 3  Diploma in Farriery as part of the apprenticeship framework)
  • You could progress to an Apprenticeship at Level 2 in Blacksmithing, or at Level 3 in Farriery.
This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.