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Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technologies Diploma Level 2 at St Helens College

Course description

Learn the basics of both fabrication and welding in preparation for your new career.

You'll study several different types of welding and will learn to be competent in MIG welding using DC inverters, as well as fabricating small components using rollers, pan folders and AC resistance welding equipment.

You will also experience sheet metal work, plate work and oxy-fuel cutting.

Course content

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Engineering environmental awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering principles
  • Sheet metal work principles
  • Welding principles

Entry requirements

You should have four GCSEs at grade D or above, including maths and science.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.


You will be assessed through a combination of assignments and one external examination.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. 

Future opportunities

Once you successfully complete this course, you could continue your studies on a level 3 course, strengthening your skills and knowledge.

Alternatively, you may decide to look for work in the industry with a career in the automotive industry, rail networks, steel fabrication and erection or oil rigs, to name a few.

There is also the opportunity to progress on to an advanced apprenticeship, gaining further qualifications whilst earning some money.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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