Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Qualifications on offer: Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Fabrication and Welding Technology (2850-22)
Summary of course
If you have already got some experience of Engineering or would like to specialise in Fabrication and Welding this study programme will develop your skills and knowledge to become an industry specialist. The study programme is delivered through a combination of classroom based theory and practical workshop sessions over a number of mandatory and specialist units.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Working in engineering
- Principles of engineering technology
- Welding by TIG/MIG process
- Fabricating steel work assemblies
- Pattern development for plate and sheet metalwork.
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.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?
The course is assessed by a combination of:
- 2 online exams
- 3 Written assignments (MC)
- 2 practical 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 for you if you have an interest in welding and are new entrant with some experience of Engineering processes and principles and progression from Level 1 engineering and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in fabrication and welding.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Additional specialist units may be selects (subject to demand). Progression is to Level 3 Fabrication and Welding or apprenticeships.
The Awards and Certificates within this suite of qualifications could help you develop a career in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. They could lead to a number of job roles including:
- Fitter Welder
- Pipe Fitter
- Maintenance Welding Operative
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Plater Fabricator
Find about more 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:||Four GCSEs including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C)|
*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 3 (D).
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.
You will complete an initial assessment in English and Maths.
General Info (materials required for the course)
You will require the following:
- Flame Retardent Boiler suit
- Safety Boots
- Welding Mask (CE Automatic Approved)
- MIG & TIG Gauntlets
- Safety Glasses