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ECITB Scholarship Programme

ECITB Scholarship Programme

Engineering Course

ECITB Scholarship Programme

City & Guilds 2850 in Engineering and City & Guilds 7682-20 in Performing Engineering Operations

This Scholarship scheme offers nationally recognised engineering qualifications and other relevant skills training – an excellent opportunity to be either fast-tracked into an apprenticeship or be recruited as a direct site hire.

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The ECITB Scholarship programme on offer for September 2024 is a Full-time Level 2 programme running thirty hours a week for a full academic year with a mixture of practical and classroom activity. Upon completion learners will achieve a Level 2 NVQ Diploma Performing Engineering Operations and Level 2 2850 Certificate in Welding and Fabrication,

In addition, learners will also complete a minimum of thirty-five hours work experience with local companies such as Jenkins and Davies, Rhyal Engineering, Ledwood, Haven Engineering, Altrad Whitland Engineering and Ritetrack .

Learners will be paid a training allowance of £60 per week on a monthly basis for attendance during term time and receive ECITB overalls, safety boots and a polo shirt.

The cut-off date for applications to this programme is 3rd June 2024. Applicants who are shortlisted will be interviewed by a panel made up of College lecturers, local welding & fabrication employers and a representative from the ECITB. Successful applicants will be notified after the interview process has taken place.

  • Two GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Successful completion of relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

The course will be made up of the following modules:

Technical Qualification – City & Guilds 2850-22 Level 2 Certificate in Engineering- Fabrication and Welding Technology.

  • Working in engineering
  • Principles of engineering technology
  • Principles of fabrication and welding technology
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Fabricating thick plate, bar and sections

Vocational Qualification – City & Guilds 7682-20 Level 2 Diploma in Performing engineering Operations.

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing platework components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • Preparing and using manual TIG or plasma-arc welding equipment

Additional training

ECITB Pre-Employment Programme which will include:

  • CCNSG health and safety passport
  • Manual handling
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Confined spaces
  • Working at height
  • Hand and power tools training
You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

Level 3 Welding or Fabrication programme or an advanced Welding or Fabrication apprenticeship. A high percentage of learners achieve apprenticeships after this one year course.

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No additional costs
  • You will need to pay a £55 engineering workshop fee each year before you start the course
  • You can rent a locker for £10 per year this will be refunded if the locker remains undamaged and keys are returned

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

Additional information



Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 29/01/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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