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.

Delegates from LA schools can apply for an Enthuse Bursary made possible through the National STEM Learning Centre to help towards the cost of the course.


16-17 September 2021 (closing date 20th August 2021)

18-19 November 2021 (closing date: 1st October 2021)

Applying for this course is no longer possible as the closing date has passed.

Please email us at if you would still like to register your interest.

Course Leader

Duncan Lamb
01383 626707




An ENTHUSE bursary of £320.00 is available to local authority schools

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.

Overnight accommodation will be provided at a local hotel

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.