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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 1 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

You will learn about welding and fabrication technology. Ideal if you are interested in progressing to further study or gaining an apprenticeship in the welding and fabrication industry.

No formal entry criteria.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There are additional costs for PPE ( safety boots and flame retardent overalls).

Your progress will be assessed by individual learning plans, online exams and practical assignments in your welding disciplines. This is a very practical hand-on course.

English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

There is no placement required at Level 1 however, you will be required to carry out a number of tasks that will prepare you for the work place.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

The course gives a good introduction, knowledge and experience in the welding and fabrication industry.

You will study a number of units such as working in engineering, engineering technology, fabrication and welding technology, welding by various processes, fabricating thick plate, bar and sections.

What’s next?

You could progress to a level 2 course in welding.

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