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Fabrication and Welding at Grimsby Institute

Course description

Training in our Engineering and Renewable Energy Centre offers you the unique chance to work with a variety of different welding equipment as well as diagnostic testing equipment that has been installed to help our learners develop the up-to-date skills the industry is looking for in its future employees.

There is currently a real shortage of Fabricators and Welders in this area. The Humber Bank is about to become the centre of a major development, the Humber Gateway, a £700m offshore wind turbine development, including manufacture, installation, operations and maintenance that will potentially provide thousands of job opportunities both during its construction and for long-term careers once it’s completed.

Course content

Learners will cover aspects such as

  • cutting, forming and joining metal
  • using different methods of carrying out sheet metal cutting, forming and assembly including oxy-fuel equipment and manual metal arc and TIG welding.

As you progress you will add to your knowledge using more advanced techniques.

Learners will learn about working in Engineering, Maths and Science in Engineering and working safely.

Work related activity will enable learners to put their knowledge into practice.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

If you are considering going to University after you have completed a Level 3 qualification you could choose to study at hte University Centre Grimsby for a qualification such as the HNC in Engineering and then on to a full degree.

  • Welder
  • Sheet metal worker
  • craftworker
  • Engineering construction
  • Rail track maintenance
  • Blacksmith

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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