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Start date: 01/09/2017 - SGS Berkeley Green
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 5732
Cost: N/A

SGS Berkeley Green


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Welding & Fabrication Diploma Level 1,2 & 3

Full time course


The new SGS Berkeley campus offers a state-of-the-art, fully equipped Fabrication and Welding workshop. Learners will study the basic principles of this technology and develop practical skills in all types of welding techniques and processes. Learners will work with metals and alloys, and cut and join composite materials such as plastics using specialist welding methods.

Skills required

  • To understand technical plans
  • To be able to concentrate for long periods
  • Maths and measuring skills
  • Technical skills like knowing how to choose the right welding method for the job
  • Strong understanding of safe working practices

Qualifications and progression

SGS offer Fabrication and Welding full-time courses at levels 1, 2 and 3 and apprenticeships at level 2. Once you have progressed through the levels you could continue on to a HND.

Industries for employment

A career in fabrication and welding could offer employment opportunities in a wide range of industries including construction, engineering, transport, aerospace, offshore oil and gas industries.

Short courses

A range of short course will also be available and will suit a range of learners wishing to understand the basic principles and application of a range of fabrication and welding processes including brazing, soldering, MIG, TIG and manual Oxy fuel welding.

For further information please contact Jo Matthews on 01453 761131

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Dates & Costs

Welding & Fabrication Diploma Level 1,2 & 3

Start date: 01/09/2017
End date: 31/07/2018
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): 9am-4.30pm
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 5732

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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