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Fabrication and Welding (Level 2) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The Performing Engineering Operations in Level 2 Diploma is aimed at preparing you for further learning or training and/or developing knowledge and/or skills in the subject area.

Course content

Units include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively
  • Communications
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • MIG
  • TIG

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-D

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A*-D, we may accept one of them at Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-D. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


There is continuous assessment of each unit. You will show evidence of competence through practical assessments, an online test and production of a personal portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

  • Further study on an Engineering Level 3 course
  • Intermediate / Advanced Apprenticeship if you are successful in gaining employment within the industry

Further information

As part of your programme you will have to complete minimum 2 days work experience each academic year in your subject area. You will have to find the placement and keep a log book for reference, you will also will be asked to complete a PD Central programme/book of employability skills.

The additional qualifications of this course are aimed at preparing you for progression to Level 3.

On the programme you will be expected to wear steel toe cap boots, flame retardant overalls and protective head-wear, which are all provided by the College.

Regular attendance on this course is really important and we prefer to see enthusiastic students who attend 90% of the course - this is important for progression on to other Engineering courses.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • The Centre, based on Duke Street, is the College's Engineering Centre specialising in Fabrication & Welding. With thirty bays it is one of the largest training facilities of its kind in the UK and provides training solutions for a variety of engineering companies.