• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Duration:Level:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/202027 Weeks1City CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for people who are interested in a career in engineering within the manufacturing industries or who would like to progress to a Level 2 qualification.

At least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including Maths

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will be expected to contribute to the cost of PPE (Overalls and Safety Boots)
19+please enquireYou will be expected to contribute to the cost of PPE (Overalls and Safety Boots)

This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical welding work.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Calsonic Kansei, ZF TRW, Adient, Gestamp, Liebherr,Connor Solutions, Signal Plastics

Our teaching staff have a vast range of industrial experience in a broad range of areas within engineering and some have Chartered Engineer status from the Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE).Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer
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What’s next?

After completing this course you could progress to a level 2 in welding technical certificate which can lead to other higher engineering courses.You could also use the course as ‘off the job’ training and apply for Apprenticeships in Engineering or as preparation for Engineering in the Armed Forces.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.