Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 September 2022|
|Course code||FLR3EDG (2223)|
Who is it for?
For students that have completed a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification or candidates that have suitable working skills and knowledge.
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 can also progress onto any of the following courses:
- Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
- Level 4 HNC in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering
- Level 5 Foundation Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering
Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, and a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 including Maths.
What does the course involve?
This fascinating course builds on the Level 2 course in Fabrication & Welding to develop your engineering knowledge further in order to support your career aspirations. A huge part of mechanical engineering is fabrication and welding. Our experienced teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and help you develop the necessary skills and experience for your next steps.
The course in Fabrication & Welding includes units on:
- 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.
How is the course assessed?
Includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion.
How much does it cost?
Students will be expected to provide their own overalls/clothing for workshop and safety shoes.
The successful completion of this course will enable you to secure a job as an operative engineer in the industry, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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.
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