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Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (QCF): Level 3


  • Adults
  • 9.00am - 6.30pm hours per week


Subjects you will study include
* Engineering and environmental health and safety
* Organisational efficiency and improvement
* Engineering principles
* Fabrication and welding

Plus five optional units such as:
Pattern development and pipe fabrication. 

The core units are equal to 18 credits and the optional units are worth 10 units each. 

Subjects covered include: 

* Health & Safety
* Organisational Efficiency
* Manual Metal Arc Welding
* MIG/ MAGS Welding (Theory and practical techniques)
* TIG Welding
* Principles of Fabrication and Welding Non Destructive Testing and Examination (NDT and NDE) Destructive Testing Pipe Fabrication Methods Managing Fabrication Activities.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught through both practical and theory sessions.

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.

What facilities and resources are available?

A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.

What else should I know?

Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.