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Level 2 - Welding and Fabrication



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Minimum of 15 hours a week



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What does this course involve?

This Study Programme consists of a number of practical units that will develop the welding and fabrication skills you will need to work in this engineering sector.

There are three mandatory study units that are common to all engineering options covering essential knowledge and safety. These are assessed by written assignments, practical demonstration and an online examination. The three practical welding and fabrication units are assessed by skills tests, knowledge assessments and assignment reports.

This programme is designed for those who have an interest in, or have some experience of the industry and wish to improve their skill as a welder or fabricator. You will study the basic principles of fabrication and welding technology and acquire and develop practical skills in different types of welding techniques and processes.

There is also the opportunity to undertake work experience within this engineering sector to gain valuable insight into the industry.

This programme will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification and the skills to progress within the welding and fabrication industry.

You will learn the basic skills in MIG, MMA and resistance welding as well as the principles and techniques of plasma cutting, guillotining, drilling, bending and forming steel sheet and plate. This Study Programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level, and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.


What qualifications do I need?

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at D grades or equivalent, including Maths and English. Students may be able to progress from Level 1 vocationally related programmes


Delivery is by practical demonstration and assessment, written coursework and assignments, and is supported by on-line exams. There are Programme specific unit assignments internally assessed and an end of Programme on-line exam based on the units.

Fees & Costs

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

For confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.


On successful completion you could progress onto a Level 3 programme or an Apprenticeship.

Alternatively, you could seek employment in the industry, as Level 2 is an Engineering industry standard requirement for those working in the trade.

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