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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 year 2 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 welding fabrication within manufacturing industries or who would like to progress to a Level 3 welding.

The course offers learners 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.

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows, A full Level 1 Engineering/Welding Qualification or 2 GCSE's at grade 3 or above (Including English) and Math's at grade 4.

Learners 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, these costs will be discussed in detail at enrolment. (Fire Retardant Overalls and Safety Footwear)

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 are no formal examinations in the programme and you will be assessed by your tutor at regular intervals throughout the course.

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.

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.

Our teaching staff have a vast range of industrial experience in a broad range of areas within engineering and offer learners a nurturing and welcoming environment in which they can develop their skills.

What’s next?

After completing this course you could progress to a Level 3 in welding technical certificate which can lead to other higher engineering courses. The programme 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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