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Fabrication and Welding Level 1 at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

The course is designed to give students the basic skills and underpinning knowledge to prepare them for work in the fabrication industry. It develops competency in sheet metal and welding skills and provides underpinning knowledge so that they will be able to work safely in that environment. 

Course content

The course develops practical skills and covers the theoretical aspects in general of the fabrication and welding: • Hand Fitting • Gas Welding • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment • Working Effectively and Efficiently Engineering • Using and Communicating Technical Information • MIG Welding • Sheet metal fabrication All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including maths and English.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D-G preferably including English or maths. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is assessed by successful completion of a portfolio of evidence and practical work

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification can lead on to Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 or consideration for an apprenticeship programme.

Further information

Students will need to provide steel toe cap boots and flame resistant overalls.

You may be expected to undertake occasional home study on this course.

On completion of this course you will receive an NVQ Certificate Level 1 in Performing Engineering Operations. 


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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