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Engineering Diploma - Fabrication and Welding C and G - Level 2 at Crawley College

Course description

Are you creative and have an eye for detail? Do you prefer to work with your hands? Do you want to work in a career that leaves choices open? If so then this could be the programme for you.

Welders cut and shape different materials to suit a variety of purposes both structural and creative in Construction, Aerospace, Engineering, Transport and Offshore Oil.

At Central Sussex College you will take the first steps into your new career, learning in a practical environment, led by highly skills industry specialists.

Three mandatory units:

  • Working in Engineering
  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Fabrication and Welding Technology

In addition to these units the learner must also complete two further units from the options below

  • Welding by Manual Metal Arc process
  • Welding by MIG process 
  • Welding by TIG process 
  • Welding by Oxy-Acetylene process
  • Fabricating Sheet Metalwork

Every learner at Central Sussex College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:

  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards Level 2 English and Maths (C grade equivalent). Learners who have achieved a Grade C will extend their English and Maths.
  • 3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.

You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year.  Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study of into work. 

Entry requirements

Entry onto this course is dependant on achieving one or more of the following.

  • 4x GCSEs at grade D including Maths.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Engineering


Assessment of each unit is by practical tasks and written assignments. The candidate produces a portfolio of evidence demonstrating competence in the designated units.

Financial information

16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. However they are required to pay for other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Students aged over 19 on the start date of their studies, have to pay tuition fees. In addition they are expected to pay awarding body registration and exam fees, other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Some students may be eligible for a fee concession, although in most cases some element of the fees will have to be paid.

You may be entitled to a reduction if you are eligible for financial support. For more information on this and other financial support options please contact Admissions on 01293 442201/205/206 or 453474 (Haywards Heath01444 446848) or visit the website Why Choose Us section for more information.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme you will be able to progress into the following areas.

  • Employment
  • Apprenticeships
  • Level 3 Welding and Fabrication

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: 09 March 2016