Engineering - Fabrication and Welding Technology (Intermediate Level 2)

Engineering - Fabrication and Welding Technology (Intermediate Level 2)

Subject Area: Engineering & Welding


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152673
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) including English and/or maths,


    achieved a Level 1 Engineering including level 1 English and/or maths.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    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 both work safely and 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 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    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.

    Core Skills Covered: Attention to Detail | Analytical Skills | Creativity | Problem Solving | Research | Technology

    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.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

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