EAL Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology

Subject Area: Engineering

Course Overview

Study Programme Content

This study programme gives you a broad knowledge and understanding of welding and fabrication techniques used within the engineering sector.  Carrying out practical activities in a realistic workshop environment, you will learn a range of welding and material joining techniques.  Classroom based theoretical units are delivered by highly qualified and experienced lecturers, who will support you in learning to work safely, effectively and to make efficient use of resources and materials.  You will need to pass all practical and theory elements of the programme, in order to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

The study programme includes the following units:

Mandatory Units:

  • QFWE2/001N    Understanding Statutory Regulations
  • QFWE2/002N    Interpreting Engineering Data
  • QFWE2/003N    Working Efficiently & Effectively

Optional Units:

  • QFWE2/004N    Manual Metal Arc Welding Process
  • QFWE2/005N    MIG/MAG Welding Process QFWE2/033N    Using Gas Cutting Equipment

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: EMW92F0

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D (grade 3) including English Language & maths/Level 1 functional skills English & maths or achieved a Level 1 Performing Engineering Operations including Level 1 functional skills English & maths, interview and suitable reference.

Course Highlights

The study programme is mainly practical based and you will learn in our modern welding and fabrication workshop.  You will develop your practical skills and interact with local employers, who will share their knowledge and experience with you.  You will also attend various exhibitions, such as the Duxford Engineering Technology Skills Exhibition.

The study programme will also develop your personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the engineering industry.

Next Steps

On completion of the course, successful students will have a qualification allowing them to progress directly onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, including Fabrication & Welding.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.

Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirt and work overalls.


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