If you wish to pursue a career in an exciting and diverse industry and are good with practical work and have an eye for detail, Engineering Welding & Fabrication could be a great career for you. This course includes practical and theoretical elements of Fabrication & Welding, providing you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to succeed. Engineering (Welding & Fabrication) is designed for those who want to work in a Fabrication and Welding environment and undertake the best possible preparation to achieving trained operator status within the industry. Learners will normally be employed as semi-skilled fabricator / welders in a dirty environment, may involve working outdoors, at height and in all weathers. This may also include travel around the area and beyond. This may not suitable if you have respiratory or skin problems.
During the course, you will study: Working Safely in an Engineering Environment; Working Effectively & Efficiently in Engineering; Using & Communicating Technical Information; Producing Platework Components & Assemblies; Cutting & shaping materials using Thermal cutting equipment; Preparing & Using, MIG, MAG and other continuous Wire Welding Equipment.
Completion of this programme can lead to full-time employment as an fabricator/welder, following completion of work based learning (NVQ), or other options for further education such as a HNC qualification.
You will need GCSE’s including English and Maths (minimum Grade C). You must also be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Assessment is a combination of practical observations within the workplace and online written assignments.