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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 1 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply

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.

You will gain skills in three areas of engineering, fabrication and welding, machining and electrical installation using our industry standard machine tools and equipment. You will also further your English and Maths skills and knowledge as a key component of your programme of study.

No formal entry requirements.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be expected to provide your own stationery (Pen, Pencil, Ring Binder, Paper) for both classroom and workshop sessions. You will also need to purchase PPE (Flame Retardant Overalls, Safety Footwear, Safety Glasses) these can be purchased through the college at cost price, exact costs and requirements will be discussed as part of the enrolment process.

This course has been developed so that you will be taught the skills and behaviours needed in the fabrication and welding sector. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience real work tasks, while taking part in community and college-based projects as part of your course.

Teaching is shared between classroom and workshop with learners creating a portfolio of evidence throughout the academic year to demonstrate competence in the various disciplines.

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.

We work closely with a number of industry partners including Marelli, ZF, Unipres, Adient, Grundfos, Ro-Bal Steel, Washington Metalworks, Gestamp, Liebherr, Connor Solutions, Signal Plastics and Tegral.

3 days per week

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 16:30

Timetable to be confirmed at enrolment

The aim of this study programme is to offer learners an entry level programme into the fabrication and welding industry. The main focus will be on learners developing their English and Mathematics skills alongside the development of the hand skills associated with the welding sector

We have excellent engineering workshop facilities at our City Campus, all equipment is of industry standard with the college recently investing in a number of Virtual Welding sets to allow students to develop welding skills in the classroom as well as the workshop.

Our engineering staff have extensive industry knowledge to help student develop the skills needed to progress their education and career.

What’s next?

After completing this course you could progress to a level 2, Performing Engineering Operations in Welding or to a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering. As a level 2 student you will further develop your skills, enhancing your employment opportunities for engineering apprenticeships.

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