Welding Fabrication - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Manufacturing Engineering

Attendance Full-Time


This welding and fabrication course, accredited by City and Guilds covers a broad range of welding and fabrication techniques along with practical experience and knowledge in fabricating pipework, steelwork and MIG welding.

Upon successful completion of this course you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Welding and Fabrication. 

Find out more about the facilities and employer links available at our Energy Academy.

Course Enrichment

• This year, students have taken part in field trips to Responsive Engineering, REME and GE Oil and Gas.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2019. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 34 Weeks
Venue: Energy Academy, Wallsend

Who the course is for

The course is designed for young people who would like to develop their skills for a career in Engineering.

The skills you develop will enable you to pursue a career path in roles that include cover operations, maintenance, manufacturing and project management.

Qualification Gained

Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

The course is a 42 credit diploma with subjects such as:-

  • Working in Engineering
  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • Welding by manual Metal Arc Process
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Fabrication

You will also follow a programme of study to complement this award including functional skills, Maths and English and Experience of Work

Learning Methods

  • Class work
  • Practical group
  • Individual sessions
  • Workshops
  • Directed private study
  • Assignment work also forms an important part of the course
  • External examinations

Progression Opportunities

After completing your Level 3 course, you can progress onto one of our engineering Foundation degrees in FdEng Renewable Energy Technologies and FdEng Subsea Engineering. Using the skills you’ve learnt you could also aim to secure an apprenticeship or find employment.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's A-D or equivalent Pass level, including Maths and Science. If English is not your first language, you will need an English language test score of 5.0 or above. You will also have to complete the engineering induction programme.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.