Courses Available and General Information


We offer a variety of training courses to both members and non-members from basic introduction courses to specialised techniques from masters of their craft.

Stage 1 – Basic Skills Courses

An introductory course for complete beginners which will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of the craft. Enough to enable you to take home something useful.

Stage 2 – Techniques

Courses to teach you techniques which allow you to go on and become a competent blacksmith

Stage 3 – Master Classes

Courses where a blacksmith distinguished in a specific field of blacksmithing is invited to pass on his specialised knowledge

Course dates and booking here.

Course dates and booking


Members can come along and use a hearth for the day, no matter what their level of skills and experience.

A mentor will be on hand to help out when needed, it is an opportunity for making a specific item or project, discussing problem areas or improving skills you are not sure about.

Members only. Dates and booking here.

Dates and booking

General Information

Cancellation must be notified and confirmed in writing. A full refund will be issued if at least 30 days notice is given. If 2 weeks notice is given your booking may be transferred to a course at a later date.

Please send notification of cancellation to

A variety of tools are available for students use

It is recommended that old clothes and stout shoes, preferably with steel toecaps, be worn. Trainer type and canvas shoes should not be worn due to the fire hazard. Safety Glasses, Leather Apron (we have some available for use) and ear defenders or plugs are also advised

We offer gift vouchers for our courses, if you would like to purchase one as a gift then please email us at

Most of our courses and events will take place at the Forge at Kingston Maurward College near Dorchester.
Leave the A35 at the Stinsford roundabout on the Dorchester bypass signposted “Kingston Maurward college and Animal park”. After 100 Yds take first right signposted “Stinsford Church” not through the main college gate. There is parking area on the right hand side. The Forge building is opposite the parking are. Walk around to the front of the building with the high roller shutter door(forge building).

A NOTEBOOK would be very useful to record notes as instructors demonstrate for your future reference. You are also welcome to take photographs.

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