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Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technologies

Learn the basics of both fabrication and welding in preparation for your new career.

You'll study several different types of welding and will learn to be competent in MIG welding using DC inverters, as well as fabricating small components using rollers, pan folders and AC resistance welding equipment.

You will also experience sheet metal work, plate work and oxy-fuel cutting.

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:

  • Engineering environmental awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering principles
  • Sheet metal work principles
  • Welding principles

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments and one external examination.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade D or above, including maths and science.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

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

Once you successfully complete this course, you could continue your studies on a level 3 course, strengthening your skills and knowledge.

Alternatively, you may decide to look for work in the industry with a career in the automotive industry, rail networks, steel fabrication and erection or oil rigs, to name a few.

There is also the opportunity to progress on to an advanced apprenticeship, gaining further qualifications whilst earning some money.

Ref: Jim Clarke


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.