City & Guilds (2850-26) Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Technology // Level 1

This course is designed for those who would like to gain relevant knowledge and hand skills needed to develop or build on a successful career in fabrication and welding.

Areas of study include:

  • Working in engineering
  • Hand fitting
  • Principles of engineering technologies
  • MIG welding
  • Fabricating of thick plate
  • Principles of fabrication and welding

You will be working in excellent facilities, using industry-standard equipment safely and you’ll be taught by engineers with vast industry experience and close relationships with some of the region’s largest employers.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at Grade D/Grade 3 including maths and English or a relevant Level 1 Engineering qualification. Interview with course tutor is also required.


You will be required to complete the following: practical assessments, multiple-choice assessments and short answer question papers.

Progression & Careers

The Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Technology (2850-26) allows you to gain the skills you need to progress to a higher-level engineering course, seek an apprenticeship or simply enjoy working within an engineering environment.

You may be able to progress onto a Level 3 engineering qualification. You will gain expertise on this course that will provide you with the essential components of an engineering career, especially within fabrication and welding.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 1
Attendance Full-time
Duration One year
Campus Coast Road Campus