Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
Who is it for?
This course and level is ideal if you are a school leaver with some engineering knowledge and experience, or you require some engineering skills in your role. You will develop your understanding and practical experience of basic engineering operations including welding & fabrication.
This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including: Engineering operative; Engineering maintenance technician; Mechanical engineering technician; Sheet metal worker; Welder.
You could also progress onto the Level 3 City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering.
A minimum of grade 4 GCSE Maths and three other GCSEs at grade 3 or above; or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering.
What does the course involve?
Fabrication and welding allow for metal structures to be made into a range of shapes and sizes. The techniques you will learn on this course are an essential component of industries like engineering and construction. You will be supported through your studies by experienced teachers who will help you learn about engineering technology and technical information. You'll get practical advice and experience in our purpose-built engineering facilities at the London Road Campus.
This course covers a range of topics to develop your knowledge of fabrication and welding techniques.
- Engineering health & safety
- Principles of engineering technology
- Principles of fabrication and welding technology
- Manual Metal Arc welding (MMA)
- Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG)
- Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG)
- Manual sheet fabrication and patternmaking.
You will learn through a combination of practical and classroom-based sessions.
Students will be required to attend Maths and English (GCSE or Functional Skills) depending on prior achievements and initial assessments.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment for this course includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and completion of a portfolio of coursework.
How much does it cost?
Students will be expected to provide their own overalls/clothing for workshop and safety shoes.
On completion of this course, you will have the option to progress a the Level 3 course in Engineering. This includes the T Level in Design & Development for Engineering & Manufacturing. An alternative option would be to undertake an apprenticeship in Engineering. All these progression routes are available through Shrewsbury Colleges Group and would also enable you to progress to higher education, such as our HNC or HND Engineering courses.
We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice.
HNCs in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Mechanical Engineering are available to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 2 Fabrication and Welding
Previous school: Charlton School
I’m a practical person, so I wanted to do something with my hands. I didn’t have any experience before, but the teachers were really good at guiding me through. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the staff let me work to my own pace really helped. I have now secured an Apprenticeship with Caterpillar in Shrewsbury, and I can see myself being there for some time. I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened unless I’d been on this course as at my interview they seemed really impressed with what I was doing.
Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford
Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Previous school: Church Stretton School
I came here because I'm interested in Engineering. I really enjoyed doing my final project and having the creativity to come up with my own design and I have also enjoyed working with hydraulics. I achieved D*D*D* in my Diploma and am now going on to do an Apprenticeship. The teachers are helpful and the equipment at the College is state-of-the-art.
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