What is Blacksmithing?

A blacksmith is a metalsmith who forges metal using tools like a hammer and an anvil to repair and make tools, ornamental objects, hardware, and more. Some of these techniques date back to the Bronze Age. The art of blacksmithing is beautifully illustrated in this short video featuring programme tutor Eric O’Neill and some of the learners at the ETB’s centre of excellence for Blacksmithing, College of Further Education and Training, Cappamore Campus.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

TASTER PROGRAMME

This 1-week taster programme will introduce you to different types of forges, fuels, fire, a fire set up, anvils, hammers, tongs and the approach a blacksmith takes to develop each. This programme is for you if you have some or no experience but would like to experience the creative world of blacksmithing.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On completion you may wish to progress to our 1-year City & Guilds accredited Blacksmithing programme.

Applications for this programme are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months on the next intake.

Blacksmith & Iron Craft

City & Guilds

This 9-month programme will equip you with bridging skills and knowledge in forge work. You will learn introductory forging skills, which will start you on your journey to training as a blacksmith or farrier. You will learn how to use forge hearths, forge metal and use specialist blacksmith’s tools. 

Progression/Employment Opportunities

On completing this City & Guilds programme, you can progress to an apprenticeship in Blacksmithing or an advanced apprenticeship in Farriery. 

Apply Now 

Back to Top
RSA - Driving Instructor Enquiry

    Motor Tech Traineeship Enquiry

      Workboat Master Traineeship Enquiry

        Intro to Blacksmithing Enquiry

          Green Skills Enquiry

            Welding Traineeship Enquiry

              Prop Making, Prosthetics and Modelmaking Enquiry

                NetDevOps Traineeship Enquiry

                  Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship Enquiry

                    Hairdressing Traineeship Enquiry

                      Creative Producing for Film Enquiry

                        HGV Professional Driver Traineeship Enquiry

                          Pre-Apprenticeship Routes Enquiry

                            Machine Tool Ops Traineeship Enquiry

                              Customer & Financial Support Services Traineeship Enquiry

                                Cappamore Campus Course Enquiry

                                  Select Course (*)

                                  Miltown Malbay Course Enquiry

                                    Select Course (*)

                                    Shanagolden Campus Course Enquiry

                                      Youthreach at Shanagolden Campus Enquiry

                                        Youthreach at Kilmallock Road Campus Enquiry

                                          Part-Time Flexible Courses in Clare - Enquiry

                                            Select Course Area (*)

                                            Newcastle West Part-Time Course Enquiry

                                              Select Course Area (*)

                                              Summer Programmes - Healthcare Enquiry

                                                Select Programme (*)

                                                RPA Traineeship Enquiry

                                                  Diploma in Software Development Enquiry

                                                    Coding Careers for Women Enquiry

                                                      Online Courses Enquiry QQI L4 - L6

                                                        Select Course Area (*)

                                                        Online Courses Enquiry

                                                          Select Course Area (*)

                                                          Community Education - QQI Level 1 & 2 Course Enquiry

                                                            Community Education - QQI Level 4 Course Enquiry

                                                              Community Education - QQI Level 3 Course Enquiry

                                                                Community Education - Uncertified Course Enquiry

                                                                  Autumn Skills to Advance Courses Enquiry

                                                                    Select Course Area (*)

                                                                    Autumn Courses Enquiry

                                                                      Select Course Area (*)

                                                                      Youthreach at Kilrush Campus Enquiry

                                                                        Kilrush P/T Course Enquiry

                                                                          Select Course Area (*)

                                                                          Kilrush F/T Course Enquiry

                                                                            Select Course Area (*)

                                                                            Scariff P/T Course Enquiry

                                                                              Select Course Area (*)

                                                                              Scariff F/T Course Enquiry

                                                                                Select Course Area (*)

                                                                                Ennis Evening Course Enquiry

                                                                                  Select Course Area (*)

                                                                                  Ennis Part-Time Course Enquiry

                                                                                    Select Course Area (*)

                                                                                    Ennis Full-Time Course Enquiry

                                                                                      Select Course Area (*)

                                                                                      Bicycle Engineering Traineeship Enquiry

                                                                                        Aircraft Spraypainting Traineeship Enquiry

                                                                                          Youthreach at Clonroad Campus Enquiry

                                                                                            O'Connell Avenue Skills for People in Employment Course Enquiry

                                                                                              O'Connell Avenue QQI Level 5 and Level 6 Course Enquiry

                                                                                                O'Connell Avenue QQI Level 4 Course Enquiry

                                                                                                  O'Connell Avenue QQI Level 3 Course Enquiry

                                                                                                    O'Connell Avenue QQI Level 1 & 2 Course Enquiry

                                                                                                      Select Course Area (*)

                                                                                                      O'Connell Avenue Uncertified Course Enquiry

                                                                                                        O'Connell Avenue Community Education Enquiry

                                                                                                          Youthreach at O'Connell Avenue Enquiry

                                                                                                            Robotic Welding Traineeship Enquiry

                                                                                                              Leading through Change Online Enquiry

                                                                                                              [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

                                                                                                              Kilmallock Town Campus CommEd Course Enquiry

                                                                                                                Select Course Area (*)

                                                                                                                Kilmallock Town Campus Course enquiry

                                                                                                                  Select Course (*)

                                                                                                                  Bicycle Eng Traineeship Enquiry

                                                                                                                    College of FET Hospitality Course Application

                                                                                                                      Select Course (*)

                                                                                                                      Train the Trainer Course Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                        Kilmallock Road Campus Course Enquiry

                                                                                                                          Select Course (*)

                                                                                                                          Outdoor Education and Training Enquiry

                                                                                                                            Select Centre (*)

                                                                                                                            Customer Service Course Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                              Supervisory Management Course Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                                Project Management Course Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                                  Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                                    Infection Prevention and Control for Hospitality Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                                    [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

                                                                                                                                    Summer Programmes - Childcare Enquiry

                                                                                                                                      Select Programme (*)

                                                                                                                                      Care Assistant Online Application

                                                                                                                                        Pathways to Apprenticeship Enquiry

                                                                                                                                          Select Course (*)

                                                                                                                                          Pathway to Engineering Apprenticeship Application

                                                                                                                                            Skills to Advance Programme Enquiry

                                                                                                                                              Select Course (*)

                                                                                                                                              Infection Prevention and Control for Retail Online Enquiry

                                                                                                                                              [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

                                                                                                                                              Online Course Application

                                                                                                                                                Select Course (*)

                                                                                                                                                Arrange a Visit From Our Team

                                                                                                                                                  If you would like a member of the Enterprise Engagement Support Service to visit your company, please complete the following fields and we’ll be back in touch very soon:

                                                                                                                                                  Make an Enquiry

                                                                                                                                                    Select County (*)

                                                                                                                                                    Request an Appointment

                                                                                                                                                      Select County (*)