Welding and Fabrication

Study Welding and Fabrication at Newcastle College

The UK has a long and proud tradition within the Welding and Fabrication industry. Welding and Fabrication courses at Newcastle College have a strong emphasis on practical and vocational projects. Welding and Fabrication courses at Newcastle College will help develop practical skills that are currently in demand throughout the fabrication and construction industries. You’ll learn from course tutors that have extensive industry experience meaning you benefit from their expertise.

The courses we offer will provide the practical and theoretical skills associated with fabrication and welding. You will learn about many subjects including basic bench fitting/hand tool skills, workshop safety, measuring and marking out, engineering drawing, different welding techniques including MIG, TIG and MMA, flame cutting, forming and rolling steel plate and sheet metal work.

Employer links

Newcastle College has close links to companies involved in the welding and fabrication industry. As a welding and fabrication student you’ll benefit from site visits to engineering companies and guest lectures from industry experts. Newcastle College has also formed a partnership with Maersk Training, a leading provider of on-shore and offshore training for the offshore and renewable sector. This opens up a range of extra curriculum opportunities for college students.


All courses are delivered at the Newcastle College Energy Academy, based on the North bank of the river Tyne in Wallsend. Based on the north bank of the Tyne the Energy Academy provides a center of innovation, training and development for the energy sector. 

Our Energy Academy is a multi-partner, cross regional collaboration between Newcastle College, major employers, local authorities, Sector Skills Councils and strategic stakeholders in the sector.

Facilities include welding bays, fabrication equipment, MMA, MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting and engineering workshops.