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Fabrications and Welding Engineering Level 3 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

You will work with a range of fabrication equipment within our fully equipped workshops. You will be given the opportunity to conduct MMA, MIG and Sheet Metal work activities. This course is ideal if you would like to explore the opportunities available within the Fabrication industry and offshore industries.  

A full-time course of primarily a practical nature for people who wish to pursue a career in electrical installation. The training is undertaken in our new well-equipped workshops. Students will study for a L3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding.

Course content

The main qualification is the Diploma in  Fabrication and Welding  Engineering Level 3 consisting of

Mandatory Units

  • Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement
  • Fabrication and Welding Principles

Specalist Units

  • Manual Metal-Arc _MMA_ Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas, Metal Active Gas _MIG/MAG_ Welding
  • Producing Sheet Metal Fabrications
  • Producing Plate Fabrications
  • Producing Pipework Fabrications

As well as this you will also receive a weekly tutorial, take part in course enrichment activities and study Maths and English at your appropriate level.

Entry requirements

A minimum GCSE Grade C in Maths, English and Science or completion of an appropriate Level 2 course. As part of the admissions procedure you will have an interview with a member of the curriculum team and also undertake initial assessments in literacy, numeracy and practical skills.


This course is assessed by a range of methods that will include practical training exercises, practical assessments and other coursework. Continuous assessment will be in the form of practical and written assignments within online assessments.

Future opportunities

This qualification could lead to progression onto an Apprenticeship programme or other electrical based courses. Students may continue their training in order to achieve NVQ Level 3.

Related careers
Sheet metal worker Sheet metal workers mark out, cut, shape and join sheet metal using hand or machine tools to make and repair sheet metal products and components (excluding vehicle bodywork).
Metal plate worker, or riveter Metal plate workers and riveters mark off, drill, shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form structures and frameworks.
Welding trade Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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