Hot & Cold Metal Forming is the fifth part of a modular course focusing on developing practical skills. These skills are required by teachers and technicians for the successful delivery of metalworking craft activities and aspects of the SQA practical metalworking course.

This two day course will involve learning how to safely set up equipment used in forging processes. It will also develop knowledge of various cold metal forming techniques, Personal Protective Equipment requirements and specific educational Health & Safety regulations.

This course is ideal for teachers and technicians with no prior experience of forge work or cold metal forming techniques.

Participants will spend 2 full days in our workshop using the forge, associated equipment and the “Metalcraft” range of tooling. Many Forging techniques will be covered and each delegate will produce at least two projects and several practice pieces.

Course Dates: 13th – 14th November 2023
Closing Date: 23rd August 2024

Course Leader

Duncan Lamb
01383 626070


Overnight accommodation between day 1 and 2 can be provided on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at a local hotel. Please refer to the cost tab for the residential course fees. 


The course will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.


Subsidised course fee payable to SSERC (Residential, with accommodation) – £385

Subsidised course fee payable to SSERC (Non-Residential, no accommodation) – £275

The total course fee is £685 (Residential) and £575 (Non-Residential) but SSERC are subsidising this course fee to the value of £300


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Risks and Hazards associated with forging and using cold rolling equipment.

  • Correctly use appropriate PPE for Forging.

  • Demonstrate a range of forging techniques to produce metal-based artefacts.

  • Confidently and safely use cold rolling formers/benders.

  • Develop skills and knowledge of safe working practices.

  • Share and exchange information about current national developments.