This course is only available for students who already have some experience and knowledge of fabrication and welding. Candidates who do not have prior experience, knowledge and a PEO qualification (or industry equivalent) will not be considered for this particular course. However, we do run other courses in the field that might be better suited for you – please take a look here.
This is a vocationally related qualification, specifically designed to meet the needs of candidates who want to work in the sector, providing underpinning knowledge and enables candidates to have a component for the apprenticeship framework.More about STEM
Previous experience in the Fabrication and Welding industry is required, You will also need to hold a Level 2 PEO (or industry equivalent).
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English and Maths GCSE grades C/4 or above, you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.
Assessment TypesAssessment will be taken in the form of online and written tests as well as practical assessment.
Units covered in this qualificationMandatory units:
- Working in Engineering
- Engineering Technology
- Fabrication and Welding Technology
Optional units (select 3 from 5)
- Welding by Manual Metal Arc process
- Welding by MIG process
- Welding by TIG process
- Fabricating sheet metalwork
- Fabricating Plate-Work
Benefits/SkillsBy undertaking this course, students will be able to develop their technical knowledge and skills required for employment in the Fabrication and Welding industry.
Careers/ProgressionOn successful completion of this course, learners can chooser to progress onto further studies as an apprentice or enter full-time employment.
Jobs in this sectorLive data from the DoE's LMI API
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