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Diploma in Engineering (Welding) Level 3

Ashington Campus
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City and Guilds Diploma in Engineering (QCF) Level 3

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is for those interested in the subject area of welding and fabrication and are pursuing a career within the highly skilled and paid profession.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have GCSEs at grade C in maths, English and science, or a Level 2 qualification in welding and fabrication.

What will I study on the course?

You will study a number of units over the year such as working in engineering, fabrication and welding technology and techniques, engineering principles, fabricating thick plate, bar and sections and develop your welding skills. This course has been designed to enhance your welding ability to a high quality standard.

The course is delivered full time over one year. The course is biased towards practical and is hands on.

Your progress will be assessed by two online exams, four written examinations and 4 practical assessments.

Level 2 Key Skills are provided as an option. You could also do a welding code or a CSWIP weld inspection course.

City and Guilds Diploma in Engineering (QCF) Level 3

After completing the course successfully you could progress onto an ONC, HNC or equivalent level to allow progression on to university. Alternately you can train to be a coded welder or a weld inspector.

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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