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Fabrication and Welding (Beginner) - Level 1

Overview

Fabrication and welding is a diverse area of study that focuses on a range of practical skills and knowledge development.

The course covers areas including:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Cutting and shaping metal
  • MIG and gas cutting

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20241634A1354FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.


What will I study?

  • Different fabrication and welding techniques (MIG, TIG and MMA)
  • Material preparation
  • Cutting, grinding and testing.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 2 including English language and maths.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information - admissions@wnc.ac.uk.

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How long is the course?

1 year.


How will I be assessed?

  • Verbal questioning
  • Practical performance observation
  • Online test.

What can I progress onto?


Career opportunities


How do I apply?

Apply online

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