The Course

This course is designed to provide you with a wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge and understanding, which will equip you to progress to employment, or to further learning and training, within the general engineering and fabrication/welding industry. 

  • What You Study

    • Fabrication & Welding Principles
    • Manual Metal Arc Welding
    • Metal Inert Gas, Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) Welding
    • Engineering & Environmental Health & Safety
    • Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement
    • Pattern Development Methods
    • Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems and Components
    • Mechanical Engineering Principles
    • English and/or Maths (if not achieved at grade 4) 
    • 315 hours work experience (Essential) 
  • Entry Requirements

    Three GCSE’s at grade 4, preferably including English, plus GCSE Maths at grade 5. Information, advice and guidance will be provided when GCSE results have been confirmed. One satisfactory academic reference is also required. 

  • Duration

    One year full-time or two-year part-time, normally in college three days a week.

  • Progression

    The college also runs a Level 2 Land-based Engineering Diploma and apprenticeships with land-based companies.

  • Careers

    Work as a semi-skilled fabricator/welder or apprenticeships with associated engineering companies.

  • Equipment Required

    For your course, you will need:

    • Good Quality Overalls
    • Steel Toecap Boots
    • Safety Glasses (Optional)
    • Pen
    • Pencil
    • Notepaper
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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