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Engineering - Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology at Wakefield College

Course description

This Certificate focuses on performance using practical skills, knowledge and understanding.  Completion of this course will ensure that you have gained practical experience relevant to situations you could face in a job within the engineering sector.

Course content

There are three mandatory units:-

• Engineering environment awareness
• Engineering techniques
• Engineering principles

Topics covered include: Fabrication and welding principles, Organisational Efficiency and Improvement, MMA Welding, MIG/MAGS Welding, TIG Welding, Platework Fabrication, Managing Fabrication Activities, Hand fitting.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-D (new grade 9-3)


A combination of short answer tests, practical assignments, and online examination. 

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students. Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost. Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course. 

Future opportunities

A Level 3 or Advanced Certificate in Fabrication/Welding.


Engineering craftsperson in the field of welding/fabrication.  Welding knowledge is transferrable so you could move between a number of different industries such as civil engineering, engineering construction, agricultural engineering, vehicle manufacture and repair or shipbuilding.  Promotion routes are possible to shift supervisor, workshop manager and with sufficient experience to welding inspection and quality control.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 July 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.