Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Qualifications on offer: 2850¬32 Diploma in Welding and Fabrication
Summary of course
Students will study the principles of fabrication and welding technology and acquire and develop practical skills in different types of welding techniques and processes within our specialist and fully equipped welding workshop. Designed for those with previous experience this course will provide students with a nationally recognised qualification and the skills to progress within the welding and fabrication industry.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Health & Safety
- Engineering Principles
- Principles of Fabrication & Welding
- Welding of Materials MIG/TIG
- Plate Work of Fabrication Materials
- Solidworks Plate metal 3D developments
- CNC programming
- Pattern Development using AutoCAD
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
This course will be assessed using the following assessments:
- Practical assessments
- Theory assessments
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in advanced welding or are alread employed as a welder/fabricator and wish to gain a Level 3 qualfication in fabrication and welding.
Welding is one of the few remaining crafts used in manufacture and construction and this course will increase the skills and knowledge required to work within this environment.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After completing this study programme you could continue your study onto one of the following options:
- TWI Coding
- Apprenticeship in the Welding Industry
These qualifications can also help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:
- Engineering operative
- Engineering maintenance technician
- Foundry moulder/Core maker
- Mechanical engineering technician
- Sheet metal worker
- Toolmaker/Machine setter
Find about more about career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs; mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||Standard Level 3 entry requirements including GCSE English and Maths and a full-time Level 2 C&G 2850-22 qualification or two C&G 3268 Level 2 Awards in different welding processes|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
Please bring any GCSE and Welding Certification yiu may have to your interview.
General Info (materials required for the course)
You will require:
- CE marked Auto Welding Helmet
- CE marked gauntlets for both Mig and Tig
- Safety boots
- Flame retardant coated overalls
- Rigger gloves