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Certificate in Engineering Level 2 - Welding

Ashington Campus
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City and Guilds, Certificate in Engineering (QCF) Level 2 and a technical certificate.

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is for those interested in gaining employment in the fabrication and welding industry. This course is for those who enjoy using their hands and learning a practical skill. This course is 60% practical unlike other engineering based subjects.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should have four GCSEs at Grade D or above including English, Maths and Science or a relevant Level 1 qualification. Some previous welding experience would be an advantage but not essential.

What will I study on the course?

You will learn about general engineering technology and specialise in fabrication and welding technology/techniques. Ideal if you are interested in gaining an Apprenticeship or employment in the welding and fabrication industry.

On this course you will develop your welding skill and learn engineering techniques.

The course is delivered as a programme of study 3 days a week over one year. The course consists of three mandatory and three specialist units (six units in total). All of the units have been selected by the engineering team in consultation with the local employers to ensure the training we provide is relevant within the welding and fabrication industry. The course starts in early September and finishes in June.

Your progress will be assessed by individual practical units, written evidence packs and city and guilds online exams.

Level 1 Functional Skills are provided as an option, training to complete a coded welding test or enrolling on a weld inspection course are also available.

City and Guilds, Certificate in Engineering (QCF) Level 2 and a technical certificate.

After completing the course successfully you could progress onto the 2850 Level 3 City and Guilds Technical certificate or NVQ/PEO 3 in the workplace. Or you could seek employment/apprenticeship in the engineering fabrication and welding sector. You could also train to become a coded welder or a weld inspector with us.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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