Level 2 Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing AG213A01/21/1 Further Education

Course Information

This course follows on from the Level 1 Welding, Fabrication & Blacksmithing course, and will further develop your skills. You will study for a Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in Engineering. An NCFE qualification in creative craft is also run to create this study programme.

There will be an opportunity to undertake the NPTC forge Certification. Students will be expected to produce the required test piece in their own time but assessment will take place at the College.


  • Level 2 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing
Course Content
  • Arc and MIG welding
    Further TIG welding
    Gas cutting
    Safe use of tools
    Use of the forge
    Blacksmithing tools
    Guest lecturers and industry visits
    Two weeks work experience is an essential element of the course.
Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of the Level 1 Welding, Fabrication and Blacksmithing course to a suitable level PLUS a satisfactory reference from the Course Manager. Prospective students will also need to have achieved a level 2 in functional skills in English and maths or GCSE grade 3 or higher in English and maths.
Next Steps
  • Level 3 Certificate in Engineering, Intermediate Apprenticeships in Engineering/Welding/Blacksmithing/Farriery
Career Opportunities
  • Welder, Fabricator, Metalworker, Blacksmith, Engineering operative, Mechanical engineering technician

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
06-Sep-2021 (Already Started) 25-Jun-2022 9.00 a.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
A £100 contribution towards the cost of course materials is payable at the start of the course.Those entered for the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Forgework will need to pay the assessment fee and an extra charge for materials is payable. Please contact the Course Manager for further details.

Materials Required

Although PPE is available, we firmly advise students to provide their own welding mask and goggles and any items of a personal nature for their own hygiene protection. AEL uniform (polo shirt and sweat shirt), Flame retardant protective overalls, Steel toecap safety boots. Pen, paper, lever arch files, Stationery required for technical drawing e.g. pencils, ruler, compass

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.