York College

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people who have an interested in engineering; maybe for a hobby, interest, home project or even beginning to consider a change in career.

Overview of the course

Introduction to Basic Health and Safety in the Fabrication Workshop. You will be working with mild steel and tin plate up to 1mm thick. You will learn various folding, bending and forming technics. Using specific tools and machines associated to sheet metal fabrication.

Entry Requirements

Anyone can enrol, the course is open to anyone with an interest in engineering.

Dates and Times

The 2021/22 academic year start dates are being finalised, applications/pre-enrolments for this course will open around May, please check our website around this time and apply/pre-enrol online. If you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Length

6 weeks – one evening per week for 3 hrs.

Course Modules/units

  • Workshop health and safety.
  • Correct use of tools and application.
  • Use of machines such as guillotine, rollers and folder.
  • Produce a fabrication using the skills been shown

Teaching Method(s)

The course is practical and based in our college engineering workshops. The tutor will demonstrate techniques and processes, correct and accurate use of tools and equipment and will support you through practice (formative) activities to develop your skills and knowledge.


There will be no test/examination associated with this course.



Other information

You will need to bring your own steel toe capped boots and overall. We will provide all other safety equipment, and tools, equipment and materials etc.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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