Course description

This course develops skills in three main areas: Bench Skills, Machine Processes and Fabrication and Thermal Joining. Each area provides opportunity for learners to understand safe working practices, sustainability issues, and good practice in recycling within the workshop environment. All areas include skills and associated knowledge in measuring, marking out, cutting and joining techniques.

Course progression

You can click on the links at each level to see more info.


  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Time
  • Initiative
  • Evaluating
  • Researching
  • Thinking Skills
  • Applying
  • Safety

Careers through Practical Metalworking

  • CNC Machinist
  • Fabricator
  • Blacksmith
  • Steel Erector
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Steeple Jack
  • CNC Programmer
  • Engineer
  • Fitter
  • Tool & Die Maker

Pupil Profile: Taylor

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When I leave Armadale Academy I would like to become a Fabrication and Welding Technician.

As I am a hands on person and practically minded, my goal is to possibly complete an apprenticeship with a well-established company.

I am currently studying Practical Metalworking and I have gained a greater knowledge of the types of fabrication required for this type of work.