EAL Diploma in Welding and Fabrication Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade E or above, to include Maths and English (or Welsh as a first language).

In a nutshell

This is a practical course which offers an excellent introduction to welding and fabrication. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the welding industry.

It is designed to lead directly into the level 2 diploma in Welding and Fabrication, or an apprenticeship.

This course is for you if...

... you enjoy a practical workshop environment

... you are interested in welding and fabrication

... you want to develop a career in welding and fabrication.

What will I be doing?

You will cover a range of units including:

  • TIG welding
  • MIG/MAG welding
  • Arc Welding
  • Cutting, forming and assembling engineering materials
  • Maths and Science
  • Working in Engineering

The course is assessed through a range of methods including:

  • Practical workshop activities

  • Short written tests

  • On line multiple choice exams

You will also study Maths, English and Employability skills.

If you do not already have a grade C or above in either Maths or English you will have an opportunity to retake these.

What is expected of me?

To enrol on the course you will need 4 GCSEs grade A* to E including Maths and English (or Welsh as a first language)

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You should also have a strong desire to work in the engineering industry, abide by the college ethos and be willing to participate in improving your level of academic subjects.

What comes next?

This course is designed for progression to a Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding.

It may also lead to a welding/fabrication apprenticeship.

Additional information

You’ll need Personal Protective Equipment, such as boots and overalls, the cost of which is approximately £40. You’ll also need to supply your own stationery and folders.

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team