Fabrication and Welding skillsDiploma •
About the course
This course is for learners who are looking for a practical hands on route. You will gain advanced engineering skills which meet industry requirements. You will cover all aspects of fabrication engineering, including: planning, designing, drawing, manufacturing, welding and inspection. The skills you will acquire will prepare you for industry and enhance your employability and guide you towards securing an apprenticeship within one of the many local companies.
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 5 or above, preferably with a grade 5 in mathematics
Key modules include: Sheet Metal Fabrication Plate Work Engineering Principles MIG welding Fabrication and Welding Principles Health and Safety Advanced Plate Work Science and Calculations Positional MIG welding Positional TIG Welding CAD Drawing Technical Hand Drawing Materials Weld Inspection Math’s
Assessment via a portfolio, assignments and exams.
Careers & Progression
This course could prepare you for progression to Advanced or Degree Apprenticeship. On successful completion of the course and further study, typical careers include sheet metal worker, mechanical engineer, welding and fabrication engineer.
Extra curricular activities
You will have the opportunity to attend a range of trips, visits and guest speaker seminars. Previous trips have included a volunteering project in Thailand, a number of industry trips, CERN (Switzerland), Engineering companies in and around East Lancashire, paintballing, tour of Manchester City stadium and the Museum of Science and Industry.