Fabrication and Welding Techniques and Skills
Vocational • Level 2
About the course
The North West is a hub of manufacturing with a high demand for welders and mechanical engineers (across a range of sectors and levels). This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to pursue a career in engineering within the fabrication and welding sector. This course has been developed in conjunction with industry experts and includes the latest fabrication and welding techniques, materials, processes and practices, and units are assessed in line with industry demands, which include updated rigorous practical assessments and online multiple-choice exams. The course allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector. The qualification has been developed in line with welding apprenticeships so learners can seamlessly transition across. The equipment and facilities are state-of-the-art, so will give you clear understanding of roles within industry. Fabrication and welding engineering involves working to engineering drawings to produce templates to mark-out, cut and shape materials. A plater will work with materials over 3mm in thickness to join components with fasteners or a range of fusion techniques. Welders will join sections, tube, pipe and plate together using a range of specialist welding equipment.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
No prior engineering knowledge required. A minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 3 or above (including Mathematics). All applications will be assessed on an individual basis.
Mandatory -Health and Safety in an industrial Environment -Materials, Science and Calculations for fabrication and Welding Practice Optional -Metal Active Gas Welding -Tungsten Inert Gas Welding -Fabrication Processes- Sheet metal -Engineering Drawing Using Manual and CAD Techniques
Learners will be assessed in the form of practical tests with accompanying theory tests.
Careers & Progression
Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to the Fabrication and Welding course at Level 3, and also other Automotive and Engineering programmes. The course develops a wide range of transferable skills, such as problem-solving, team working, understanding technical information, critical thinking and gaining the necessary workshop skills that the sector requires. Students will develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed if they choose to go directly into employment in the mechanical/fabrication engineering industry or if they wish to seek a vocational apprenticeship or trainee role.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to attend a range of trips, visits and guest speaker seminars. Previous trips have included a volunteering project in Thailand, a number of industry trips, CERN (Switzerland), Engineering companies in and around East Lancashire, paintballing, tour of Manchester City stadium and the Museum of Science and Industry