Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Level 2/3

Welding is the most widely used process to create permanent joints between metal parts and is used across the full range of engineering industries. Learners studying this pathway shall develop skills to be able to mark out and cut using intermediate and advance methods. Students shall gain the essential practical and theoretical skills in a wide variety of welding processes, ranging from gas shielded arc welding to manual metal arc, laser and submerged arc welding in order to assemble and join metals to a standard. Students will also understand common flaws in welded joints and how to assess if a welded joint is satisfactory.Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.

Learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life.

Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Level 2/3
LevelLevel 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationTwo Years:
Year 1:
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Year 2:
Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptmeber 2018
Fee(s)16-18: Free
19+ Year 1: £1,407
19+ Year 2 (Certificate): £2,583
19+ Year 2 (Diploma): £3,345
Who is this course for?

If you like to explore how simple components and complex machines are designed, made or maintained and are keen to develop both practical and technical skills, then this qualification is for you.

What will I learn?

On the first year Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. In year 2 learners will study for either the Advanced Technical Certificate or Diploma depending on their grades from the first year.

Year One

Intermediate Technical Certificate – Fabrication & Welding

The Engineering City and Guilds Intermediate Technical Certificate is ideal for learners wishing to develop their skills and knowledge within the engineering and manufacturing sector in order to progress to higher education (degree level) courses, apprenticeships and careers within the industry.

This course develops the essential skills and knowledge needed within the fields of Fabrication & Welding. The core units provide a broad range of underpinning hand skills and knowledge needed to function in all industry sectors including mathematics, science, business operations and materials in the process that allows engineers to overcome a range of challenges. This pathway covers the following units:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Developing Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Welding Processes
  • Fabrication Practice
  • Cutting Processes

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In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Year Two

Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma


Compulsory topics on the Engineering Advanced Technical Certificate include:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronics, control and instrumentation
  • Mechanical Structures and dynamics
  • Manufacturing methods in engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering mathematics and statistics


Compulsory topics on the Engineering Advanced Technical Diploma include:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronics, control and instrumentation
  • Mechanical Structures and dynamics
  • Manufacturing methods in engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering mathematics and statistics
  • Innovation and new technologies

Learners will also need to study 1 optional unit which may include:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Power and Energy in Engineering
  • Rail Engineering
  • Marine Engineering

You will study both the practical use and underpinning knowledge of the subject, which may involve local employers providing real examples as part of the training.

Set sessions consist of a blended learning in theory and practical subjects. Learners will be assessed by external exams at set time periods and a synoptic assessment lasting four weeks.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E/9-3), including English and Maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview. Applicants with previous experience of engineering technologies will be considered on an individual basis.

As part of your main study programme you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

What Can I Do Next?

For year 2 learners can progress onto the Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Engineering or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, which are equivalent to 2 A Levels and available in a number of industry pathways including Manufacturing, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Career routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers

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