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Level 1 Certificate in Engineering - Welding and Fabrication

Foundation Learning

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering is a foundation course for learners wanting a practical, hands on learning experience that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. It is a great place to start for anyone wanting to pursue a career in engineering. You will learn the fundamentals of engineering through completing a variety of practical assessments. You will develop your ability to work with hand tools, powered tools as well a wide range of sheet metal working and fabrication equipment. There are additional opportunities to develop skills that can support careers in pattern making and fabrication. In addition to the main qualification you will also have opportunity to develop other skills and gain additional qualifications in MMA and MIG welding that will help broaden the range of career opportunities available to you. You will also have opportunity to take part in outdoor, enrichment and sporting activities.


The bulk of this qualification is delivered in the workshop environment. In addition to learning the practical aspects of engineering and how to use the equipment you will be taught how to work safely and effectively. There is some theory to be learnt, most of this is done through completion of practical activities and discussion with your course tutor.

Entry Requirements

At the start of your course we would expect you to complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of maths and English, this will help us to ensure that you are the right course at the right level for you. It also helps us to plan your programme and to make sure that the right support is in place for you.

Interview Process

Assessment and Interview

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

This qualification is for students aged 16 - 18 who are thinking about a career in Engineering.

How is the course assessed?

Practical assessment and portfolio

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Further education or employment

Functional Skills



Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: January 2018
  • Hours per week: 18.5 hours per week
  • Days: Monday to Friday
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 4.00 pm
  • Duration: 36 Weeks or 18 weeks (Award)
  • Course Fees: Free
  • Venue: Motivate Engineering, Motor Vehicle & Body Work Training Centre , Halifax
  • Faculty: Construction & Technology
  • Department Manager: Andrew Barnes


  • Level: Level 1
  • Qualification Name: Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Contact Information


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