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Fabrication and Welding Level 2

Programme Description



The course focuses on specific welding and fabrication skills and recognises what a person is able to do at work at this level. It involves the skills and knowledge needed to execute the job, ability to organise work, identify and prevent problems.

This level 2 fabrication and welding learning programme follows a City and Guilds level 2 Diploma, level 2 units in the EAL Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ and Essential Skills Wales units where applicable.


Programme Features



  • This is a vocational course with an emphasis on skills development for apprenticeship applications
  • Assessment based on a portfolio of evidence built up through practical work with written/on-line assessments
  • The course offers progression from level one or equivalent qualification
  • On successful completion, it provides entry to City and Guilds level three
  • Industry recognised qualification
  • Increases job prospects
  • Meets contributing requirements of the apprentice framework

Progression & Employment



Successful completion of this course would allow students to apply for an engineering apprenticeship and/or progress to the City and Guilds level three Fabrication & Welding programme.


Programme Content



Example units covered include: Working in Engineering, Principles of Engineering Technology, Principles of Fabrication and Welding Technology, Welding by MIG, Process Fabricating Thick Plate, Bar and Sections.


Programme Assessment



Continuous assessment of practical coursework and portfolio development, supported by on-line multiple choice tests, short answer question papers and assignments.


Programme Entry Requirements



A minimum of 3 GCSEs A* - C, including Maths and English/Welsh first language at grade C or above.

Applicants may hold a level one welding certificate and must have a keen interest in welding or fabrication. Course acceptance subject to a short interview.


Additional Costs



All engineering full-time courses which include mechanical, electrical/electronic/fabrication and welding and motor vehicle, are fully funded. 

Additional learner costs include a contribution of £30 towards the cost of personal protective equipment.

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationery and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator).

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.