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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:

    Core Units:

    • 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    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective

    • The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop

    • All implications and legal requirements.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Interpret information to determine service required
    • Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures

    • Complete a range of services and inspect and prepare a finished product to the required quality standard for handover to the customer.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Take responsibility when required and be accountable when things dont go as planned

    • Operate as an effective team member
    • Build effect relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • General info

    You will require the following:

    • Flame Retardent Boiler suit
    • Safety Boots
    • Welding Mask (CE Automatic Approved)
    • MIG & TIG Gauntlets
    • Safety Glasses
  • 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
    • Welder.
  • Entry Requirements for new students

    4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.