Course: Welding and Fabrication Level 2/3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code

Welding and Fabrication


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


3 Years



This is your chance to get the training and education you need for an interesting and worthwhile career in the fabrication and welding industries. The programme makes extensive use of our new and well-equipped fabrication and welding workshops, with plenty of hands-on practical work as well as some theory. You will gain experience in MMA, MIG, TIG and fabrication. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your technical subject knowledge and maths and English.

The welding and fabrication study programme is designed to take you from Year 1 to Year 2, where there is an option to move into employment or an apprenticeship. If you want to continue your studies with us, there is an option to continue into Year 3 where you will develop your welding and fabrication skills further alongside technical knowledge to open up opportunities to study with our higher education team.

You will have the opportunity to gain work experience with a host of local employers to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in a working environment. This may be a work based project, an internship programme or a pre-apprenticeship work trial.

Topics may include:

  • Safe Working Practices
  • Communication in Engineering
  • Sheet Metal Practices
  • Welding Practices
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing of Welds

Career opportunities include roles such as: sheet metal fabricator, pipe fitter and welder, coded welder, architectural structure welder, thick plate fabrication works, structural steel works and MIG/TIG welder.



You will need to have achieved at least a grade 3 in English and maths.


Completion of practical tests and written examinations.


You can progress to an apprenticeship, employment or undertake a HNC/HND course here at East Coast College.

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