• 98%

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

  • 93%
  • Free meals
Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who are interested in a career in engineering welding fabrication within manufacturing industries or who would like to progress to a level 3 welding programme.

The course offers students the opportunity develop their hand skills and employability skills within an engineering environment. You will work in the colleges industry standard workshops to enhance your welding and fabrication skills whilst also working on your theoretical knowledge.

You will need a full Level 2 Engineering/Welding Qualification or 2 GCSE's at grade 4 or above (Including English) and Math's at grade 4.

Students with alternative qualifications may also be considered following discussion with the relevant course leader on an individual basis.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire As part of the programme you will be expected to contribute to the cost of PPE relevant to your programme of study (Fire Retardant Overalls and Safety Footwear), these costs will be discussed in detail at enrolment.

This course is taught in a blended manner between classroom theory sessions and practical workshop activities. You will work towards the completion of a portfolio of evidence throughout the academic year to demonstrate competence in fabrication and welding.

There is an online examination in the programme alongside written assessments as detailed by the awarding body. These assessments will contribute to the overall grade awarded for the qualification.

As part of your programme if you have not already achieved a grade 4 - 9 in GCSE Math's and or English then you will be supported to complete these qualifications alongside your main programme of study. These are essential skills and will play an important part in your engineering journey.

As part of the programme and subject to progress during the course learners may be offered the opportunity to attend a work placement with a company working in the fabrication and welding industry.

The college works closely with a number of local employers including Calsonic Kansei, ZF TRW, Adient, Gestamp, Liebherr, Connor Solutions, Signal Plastics, Washington Metal Works and 3T Engineering.

Currently the programme has been structured to offer the following modules of study:

- Health and Safety
- Pattern Development
- MIG Welding

What’s next?

After completing this course you could progress to a higher level engineering course or undertake an Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding.

The course could also be used as ‘off the job’ training whilst you apply for Apprenticeships in Engineering or as preparation for following an Engineering in the Armed Forces.

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