Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Welding and Fabrication

Welding and Fabrication


City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication and Welding Technology (2850-22)

Demand for welders and Fabricators has seen a significant rise in demand and earning potential has continued to increase. Pembrokeshire has recently seen exciting developments within the oil and gas sector and ongoing developments in the growing renewables sector show that there will be a significant need for skilled Welders and Fabricators for many years to come.

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No available seats

Is this course right for me?

This course is aimed at learners who work or want to work as fabrication and welding engineers in the engineering sector.

Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding may be available for this course (subject to eligibility). Click here for more information or contact

This 34 week (one academic year) course normally runs on a Friday, 09:00 – 17:00, starting in September.

  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Mandatory units to be studied include:

  • Engineering Health and Safety
  • Principles of Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Fabrication and Welding Technology

Learners can choose from optional units including:

  • Welding by manual metal arc
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Welding by oxy-acetylene
  • Maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • Fabricating sheet metalwork
  • Fabricating thick plate, bar and sections
  • Fabricating pipework assemblies
  • Fabricating steelwork assemblies

If you do not currently hold qualifications in GCSE Maths and English, you may be required to undertake the following:

  • Essential Communication Skills (ECommS)
  • Essential Application of Number Skills (EAoNS)

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
  • Online examination

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Engineering flame retardant coveralls - £35
  • Engineering safety boots - £14/£35
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
Any costs above are approximate and may change.
  • No additional costs
  • Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding may be available for this course (subject to eligibility). Click here for more information or contact

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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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