Engineers make the world and Hartlepool College of Further Education's School of Engineering makes engineers. Do you want to be the next fabricator, welder or offshore worker?
This programme is aimed at school leavers who wish to take their first steps on a path to a career in fabrication & welding and at learners who have completed the Level 1 Engineering programme and wish to progress to the next level of study within the fabrication and welding strand.
Prospective learners typically have, at minimum, 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English or a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Engineering. Alternative entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
The Level 2 Fabrication and Welding programme consists of a 2850 City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (Fabrication and Welding) and a mandatory tutorial session. Learners without a GCSE Grade 4 (or equivalent) in English and/or Maths will be required to complete a suitable qualification in these areas alongside their engineering course.
The 2850 City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma has been designed to develop learners' fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to progress into apprenticeships, employment and further study within the Fabrication and Welding sector.
Learners will complete units covering working in:
- Working in Engineering
- Engineering Technology
- Fabrication and Welding Technology
- Metal Inert Gas Welding
- Sheet Metal Fabrication
- Thick plate, bar & section Fabrication
The mandatory tutorial session will allow learners to interact with their assigned tutor for progress and development, as well as engage with the Hartlepool College of Further Education tutorial programme.
A variety of teaching strategies will be employed in delivering this qualification, dependent upon the unit content. This may include lectures, seminars, practical work, simulated work envirnoments and group activities.
Teaching and learning activities will take place in a range of specialist facilities, laboratories and classrooms.
The programme is delivered on a full-time basis; classes will be taught Monday to Friday.
Assessment is at unit-level and is a combination of coursework and examinations. Two units are assessed by online multiple-choice exams. All other units are assessed with short-answer assignment questions and/or practical activities. Each assessment component is graded either Pass, Merit or Distinction.
The overall qualification will be graded either Pass/Fail, based on the combination of the individual unit outcomes.
Upon successful completion of the programme of study, together with the endorsement of the course team, learners will hold a qualification that will enable them to progress to Level 3 study and beyond.
Suitable progression opportunities with the School of Engineering include:
- Level 3 Fabrication & Welding - Craft Route (City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)
- Level 3 Fabrication & Welding - Academic Route (Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to learners for use in the workshop.