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Performing Engineering Operations (Welding) Level 2 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

You will study preparing and using manual MIG or MAG equpiment, manual gas welding equipment, manual metal arc welding equipment, working safely in an engineering environment, working efficiently in engineering and using and communicating technical information.

Course content

The main qualification is the Level 2 Diploma Performing Engineering Operations consisting of:

Mandatory Units

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information

Specialist Units

  • Producing platework components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux cored arc welding equipment

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 of four GCSes at grade D or above, ideally including English and Maths but not essential (or an equivalent relation qualification).

Future opportunities

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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