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Certificate in Fabrication and Welding - Level 2

Overview

This course will qualify you as a welder/fabricator, developing your skills in:

  • Sheet metalwork
  • Plate working
  • TIG and MIG
  • Thermal cutting
  • Welding machine operation

You will also learn how to work efficiently and safely in an engineering environment.

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Entry requirements

  • Three GCSEs with at least 3 points (grade D) including English and maths OR
  • A Level 1 Certificate in Fabrication and Welding and completion of a four-week introductory course.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1417A1145FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Verbal questioning
  • Practical performance observation
  • Two online exams

What does the course lead to?

Employment as a welder, fabricator or steel erector.

What will I study?

Develop practical skills in sheet metalwork, plate working, TIG, MIG, thermal cutting and welding machine operation.

Learn how to work effectively and safely in an engineering environment

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • Higher-level qualifications in engineering or welding
  • Employment

How do I apply?

Apply online

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