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Fabrication and Welding Workshop

Unit 4, Coleman's Yard, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE21 4AL      

Tel: 01332 890481


Age Range: 10,11,12,13

Engineering Through Fabrication & Welding

Engineered Learning's Manufacturing & Fabrication Suite enjoys connextions to both the Rail & Environmental Industries and provides engaging alternative to traditional education.

Delivering an Accredited Qualification in Engineering (details below), our team provide a solid Authentic Accredited Work Experience opportunity where 'Hands On@ is definitely the order of the day.

In our fully equipped welding workshop, students are tutored in the practices and procedures of engineering, welding and fabrication. Students will learn various essential engineering and fabrication principles and practices including, but not limited to, measuring materials accurately, welding, oxy/gas cutting, heating, drilling, broaching, grinding, sawing and fastening techniques, in an authentic workshop environment.

Welding and fabrication activities promote core subjects through job planning, accurate material cutting, production timescales and emphasise the importance of working to a planned work scheme and waste reduction.

Assessments are performed by means of written tasks, practical activities and the manufacture of a specific engineering tool, which is performed over the duration of the course and together provide the evidence required to achieve the qualification.

Qualifications Available:               *NCFE Level 1                                                                                                                                                Certificate in Industry Specific Engineering Skills.

                                                          *Pearson BTEC Level 2                                                                                                                              Extended Certificate in Engineering (QCF) 500/8270/X


Capacity, group sizes:                    * Level 1: Maximum of 10

                                                          * Level 2: Minimum of 6


Hours:                                             Full Day Session 9am-3pm                                                                                                               Monday-Friday (depending on availability)


NCFE Level 1

We have developed and will deliver our own suite of Level 1 Units for the academic year 2020/21, which will allow us to continue to work on a rolling assessment framework that is managed in house and at regular intervals, rather than a "final exam" approach. Our in-house training will be recognised by NCFE, one of the UK's biggest awarding organisations.

Students will work towards a customised combination of the following units:-

* Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace

* Developing Skills in Fabrication Assemblies Using Riveting (NEW for 2020)

* Developing Skills in Welding Processes (Manual Metal Arc)

* Performing simple mechanical maintenance on a given system

* Developing Skills in Welding Processes (Metal Inert Gas)

* Developing Skills in Using a Bench/Pedestal Drilling Machine

* Developing Skills in Using a Hand Held Plasma Cutting Machine (New for 2020)

* Measuring & Marking Out for Fabrication (NEW for 2020)

* Developing Skills in Operating a Plasma Cutting Machine (NEW for 2020)

* Developing Skills in using Hand/Pistol Drills (NEW for 2020)

* Developing Skills in the safe operation of a metal cutting band-saw (NEW for 2020)


BTEC Level 2

The qualification outcome is either: PASS/MERIT/DISTINCTION

* Working Safely in Engineering

* Interpreting & using Engineering Information

* Application of Welding Processes

* Fabrication Techniques & Sheet Metal Work

Guided Learning Hour Requirements

NCFE Level 1 Certificate = 130 hours

BTEC Level 2 Certificate = 180 hours*

*Total qualification time for Level 2 is higher than 180 hours due to the increased complexity of skills and units.


It is vital that the students are able to achieve the guided learning hours for each specific qualification. Accredited achievement can only take place once these house have been fulfilled (and evidenced on attendance registers). 

We offer an open invitation for all prospective new students to drop in for a visit and tour. We run out of a unique and specialist workshop environment which can sometimes not suit all learners therefore we strongly recommend all new starters to meet us before starting to ensure they feel comfortable and ready for the provision.