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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 and technical drawing 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 3 (equivalent to 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. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), 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 apprenticeship, gaining further qualifications whilst earning some money.

Ref: Jim Clarke


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Electrical Engineering
Fabrication and Welding
Short Courses
Mechanical Engineering
University Centre St Helens

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Why study Engineering with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist engineering workshops.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Wide Range of Courses

We have an extensive range of courses across a variety of engineering disciplines.

Industry links

We have strong links with employers such as Peel Ports and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Employment Opportunities

Our courses meet the skills priorities of the engineering industry.