Welding and Fabrication Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code

Welding and Fabrication Level 1


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



This course is designed to provide opportunities for students not yet in employment to develop their knowledge and understanding and gain practical welding and fabrication skills.
This programme includes a variety of modules including:

  • Safe working practices
  • Working effectively and efficiently in engineering
  • Communication in engineering
  • Sheet metal practices
  • Welding practices
  • Engineering drawing
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing of welds
  • Preparation and use of portable power tools
  • Use of hand tools
  • Preparation and use of welding and fabrication machinery
  • Engineering hygiene
  • Welding and fabrication techniques and hand skills


Three GCSEs at grade D or above.


During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of projects to develop your hands-on skills. Finally you will be expected to produce the assessment piece set by the awarding body to prove your practical skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to apply your skills on site. This knowledge is tested with a written exam at the end of the course.


On successful completion of Level 1 qualifications and English and Maths you can progress on to the Level 2 programme all the way to the Level 3 Diploma.

You will be helped to actively search for an apprenticeship opportunity in the industry to allow you to work and attend college at the same time.

Many students who have successfully completed the courses we run are now apprentices that are working in industry in the local area, nationally, internationally and offshore.

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