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Engineering Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Fabrication & Welding Level 2

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 2
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

Fabrication & Welding Level 2 is designed to give you a more focussed introduction to the engineering skills and knowledge required to prepare you for a career in the fabrication and welding industry.

This course is suitable for school leavers and adults who have an interest in fabrication and welding and may wish to pursue a career in the sector. There are opportunities to visit engineering companies and industry links throughout the course, ensuring the application of both theoretical and practical aspects to learning.

Course Overview

You will study the following:

  • PEO 2 units

  • Producing fabrication components and assemblies

  • Joining materials by welding - processes MMA, MIGS

  • Related engineering knowledge and practical components

All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including English & Maths.

LMC has guest speakers along with joint events for all students. There is also an excellent opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) which gives learners opportunities for bonding and stepping outside of their comfort zones.

Progression Routes

Upon course completion many of our students choose to progress onto the Level 3 Plate Welding Apprenticeship, while some students choose to progress straight into full time work or a Level 3 course.

There are a variety of exciting roles within the Fabrication & Welding industry, such as:

  • Pipe Welder

  • Boilermaker

  • Arc Welder

  • TIG Welder

  • MIG Welder

  • Steel Fitter

  • Blacksmith

  • Window Fitter

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring a full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course you must:

  • Have an enthusiasm for the subject area

  • Show a commitment to study

  • Be able to work independently

You must also have 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including GCSE English and Maths, OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in English or Maths.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English & Maths qualifications or GCSE English & Maths if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.

If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study English &/or Maths GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D/3 will work towards GCSE through the study of English & Maths Functional Skills.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30059-A1A