Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3

You’d be surprised at just how much of today’s most exciting and innovative technology comes from people who have completed a manufacturing or engineering Apprenticeship.

You’d be surprised at just how much of today’s most exciting and innovative technology comes from people who have completed a manufacturing or engineering Apprenticeship.

Fabrication is the term we use to cover a wide range of occupations including: Welders, Platers, Sheet Metal Workers, Pipe Fitters. Fabricator/welders are essential in all fields of engineering and manufacturing, and need to be able to work in all environments inside, outside, as well as under water!

Our Fabrication and Welding Department offer learners an authentic manufacturing environment with dedicated training facilities.

This course will involve working from engineering drawings to measure and mark out thick/thin plate material to fabricate a range of components in our dedicated work shop facilities.

Learners will learn how to weld sections and components using: Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Metal Arc Gas Shielded (MAGS), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Tungsten Arc Gas Shielded (TAGS).

Learners will have the opportunity to undertake individual training and work on group projects.

This course includes a wide range of activities such as

• Manual welding
• Welding machine operating
• Plastic welding
• Sheetmetal work
• Plate work
• Structual steelwork
• Pipe and tube fabrication
• Composite fabrication
• Thermal cutting
• Rail welding

The programme will include mandatory requirements of the Apprenticeship framework; an NVQ, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

To enrol on this apprenticeship, you need to be aged 16 and over, ideally have GCSEs at
Grades A*- G (preferably English, Maths and IT)

You will be required to complete an entry assessment and interview.

We work with a large number of partner organisations who can provide employment as part of our apprenticeships. During the interview you will be able to find out more on how we can help and support you in finding employment.

On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship programme or employment. This could then lead to further qualifications such as NVQ Level 4, HNC or a degree.

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Venue: The Engineering Centre
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Duration: 1-3 years (Full Time)

Course ID: Fabrication and Welding Level 2/3 Apprenticeship

Start Date On-going

Career options You could improve your employability in welding or fabrication sectors after gaining the skills and work you need to progress. With experience, you could be promoted to a supervisory role or be a workshop manager. You could also work in welding inspection, testing and quality control or, with commercial diver training, underwater welding.