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Fabrication and Welding/Machining (Level 3)


Course outline

You’ll get more advanced skills in the essential fabrication, welding and machining (depending on the pathway chosen) techniques needed in the world of engineering.

This course will prepare you for further learning or training in developing knowledge and skills in the subject area.

Fabrication and Welding units could include:

  • MIG welding of materials
  • TIG welding of materials
  • Sheet metalwork fabrication of materials
  • Engineering health and safety
  • Engineering principles
  • Principles of fabrication and welding

Machining units could include:

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • CAD
  • Engineering health and safety
  • Engineering principles
  • Principles of machining

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

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Central College Nottingham, Highfields, Jesse Boot Avenue, Science Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2RU


07 September 2017 - 28 June 2018

Course code:


City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grades A* to C/9 to 4

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A* to C/9 to 4, we may accept one of them at grade D/grade 3 in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A* to C/9 to 4

Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE grade D/grade 3 and Level 2 to GCSE grade C/grade 4.

Teaching & assessment

There is continuous assessment of each unit. You will show evidence of competence through practical assessments, an online test and producing a personal portfolio of evidence.

As part of your programme you will need to complete a minimum of two days’ work experience each academic year in your subject area. You will have to find the placement and keep a log book for reference.

  • Level 3 engineering course
  • Advanced apprenticeship if you are successful in gaining employment within the industry
Additional information

You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times when using tools/machinery.

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