ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
Ardleigh Green Campus is open – only for those students that have been identified as needing to attend. All other Havering Campuses remain closed.
This course has been developed in conjunction with industry experts and the
units studied are a step up from the ABC Level 2 Certificate. The overall aim of
the qualification is to raise a student’s skill level and enhance their
underpinning knowledge to promote progression from basic welding and fabrication
skills to a more highly developed understanding of equipment functions and how
materials behave when subjected to the welding process. The course will educate
the student to correctly observe the safe procedures that are paramount in the
welding and fabrication industry.
You can expect to study:
Materials, Science and Calculations for Fabrication and Welding Practice –
this unit is mandatory and is externally assessed
Manual Metal-Arc Welding - optional unit
Metal-Arc Gas Shielded Welding - optional unit
Tungsten-Arc Gas Shielded (all Vertical) Welding - optional unit
Fabrication Processes – Plate - optional unit
Fabrication Processes - Sheet Metal - optional unit
Students choose three from the five optional units. The qualification
includes the latest fabrication and welding techniques, materials, processes and
practices, and units are assessed in line with industry demands, which include
updated rigorous practical assessments and online multiple-choice
Successful completion of the level 2 course but any experience with vertical welding would be advantageous, we would expect 100% attendance and full commitment to this area of work to have the potential to satisfactorily complete the course.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course can lead to the study of Fabrication and
Welding at a higher level to gain professional qualifications, including
off-shore, and students can also progress onto other Automotive and Engineering
programmes. The course develops a wide range of transferable skills, such as
problem-solving, team working, understanding technical information, critical
thinking and gaining the necessary workshop skills that the sector requires.
Students will develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed if they choose
to go directly into employment in the mechanical/fabrication engineering
industry or if they wish to seek a vocational apprenticeship or trainee role.
Did you know? Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK's broadest
sectors and, according to Engineering UK, workers within the sector accounted
for 19% of all UK employees in 2019. While some engineering- related industries,
such as mining and quarrying, are in decline, a range of other fields are
actively seeking new recruits in aerospace, automotive, design, manufacturing,
power, marine, instrumentation and control telecoms, digital communications and
networks, software, rail, process control, production, project management
Course Assessment Method
Each unit is assessed through the completion of an assessment pack containing
a task related to the specific unit. All four units studied are also assessed
via a mandatory multiple-choice knowledge examination covering the whole