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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations Fabrication Welding, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

This practical skills course is designed for those who wish to gain fundamental skills and knowledge in fabrication and welding, mechanical and electrical engineering which provides part of the framework for a level 2 apprenticeship.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Using technical information
  • Communicating technical information
  • Producing sheet metal work
  • Metal inert gas welding
  • Manual metal arc welding
  • Wiring and testing
  • PLC's
  • Milling
  • Hand fitting
  • Turning

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of practical work and portfolio building.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have a minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including maths and science.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding to cover course fees.

If you are aged 19 - 23 and this is your first full level 2 qualification, 100% of your course fees will be covered. More information can be provided upon application.

For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you will have the basic skills required to gain employment within the industry.

Alternatively, you may decide to progress on to an advanced apprenticeship or further study at level 3.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: John Sheron


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Beng (Hons)
Electrical Engineering
Fabrication and Welding
Mechanical Engineering
Short Courses

Why study Engineering with us?


Excellent facilities and workshops at a purpose built technology centre, which reflect real, working environment.


You will be taught by highly qualified staff with industry experience.

Breadth of courses

We have a range of courses in a variety of engineering disciplines at all levels.

Industry links

We have links with international companies and organisations.

Employment opportunities

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand.


With the skills and experience gained from our courses and the support from tutors, many of students have successfully secured a variety of engineering positions.