Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2024


Embarking on the Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2 course, you're diving into a comprehensive journey, tailored to equip you with knowledge and skills essential for a thriving career in fabrication and welding.

Your first steps will revolve around understanding safety protocols meticulously crafted for fabrication environments, ensuring you develop a solid grasp of health and safety practices right from the start. Building upon this foundation, you'll delve into materials science and calculations crucial for mastering fabrication and welding techniques, laying the groundwork for your practical skills.

Hands-on experience is at the heart of this course. You'll find yourself mastering various welding techniques, from arc welding to TIG welding, MIG welding, and sheet/plate welding. Alongside, you'll acquire the ability to interpret engineering drawings using CAD techniques, empowering you to transform design concepts into tangible creations. In addition to honing your technical prowess, the course emphasises digital literacy, teamwork, and professional skills, ensuring you're well-prepared for collaborative work environments.

The Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2 has been developed in conjunction with industry experts and informed by the work of professional bodies in the fabrication and welding field.

This qualification is endorsed by Lincoln Electric.

What will I do?

The Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2 is split into distinct topics, all designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress and succeed in the Fabrication and Welding sector. Over the course of the year you will be at the college you will cover:

  • Health and Safety in a Fabrication and Welding Environment
  • Materials, Science and Calculations for Fabrication and Welding Practice
  • Arc Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • MIG Welding
  • Sheet/Place welding
  • Engineering Drawing Using CAD Techniques
  • Digital Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Professional Skills
  • Academic Writing and Research
  • Hand Tools
  • Heavy Duty Workshop Machining
  • Working with an Employer

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, the college will conduct initial assessments and you may be required to undertake Maths and English as part of your study.

The Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2 will take you one year to complete. You will attend College at our state-of-the-art EMAT Centre, on our Rochford Campus in Boston.

During your time at college you will be on-site for at least three days a week, plus independent study.

Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2 is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan or be free under community learning to help with your college fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Please note, to provide you with the most flexibility your studies will consist of two separate years, each enrolled onto separately. Therefore, if you are aged 19+ before starting either year of the full qualification you will be required to pay course fees.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost: £8583.
If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.

Assessment of the Fabrication and Welding Level 2 is done via a combination of online multiple-choice assessments as well as practical assessments done in the classroom.

Successful completion of Fabrication and Welding Level 2 will enable you to progress further In your studies. This may be onto a relevant Level 3 course, onto an Apprenticeship, or potentially onto a HNC/HND in Construction or Engineering.

You may also decide to progress into employment upon completion of this course. Fabrication and Welding Certificate Level 2 will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress into careers such as:

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Welder
  • Rail Track Maintenance
  • Blacksmith
  • Plater
  • Welding Inspector
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Steel Erector

Additional costs associated with the course include various essentials to enhance your learning experience. These include purchasing pens, paper, and other stationery items, as well as acquiring course-specific materials tailored to your curriculum.

Additionally, you may incur costs for personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for practical sessions, ensuring your safety throughout your studies. Moreover, there might be expenses related to educational visits and any optional non-educational outings organised as part of the program.

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