Level Two General Welder (Arc Processes) Apprenticeship

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The following apprenticeship standard reflects employers’ requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be considered a fully competent general welder on completion.

What will I study?

  • Engineering environment awareness
  • Engineering techniques
  • Engineering principles
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Complying with statutory regs and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Welding materials by the manual metal arc process
  • Producing pipe fabrications
  • Marking out components for metalwork

How will I be assessed?

  • College taught sessions
  • 12 Weekly reviews

How will the course be delivered?

The delivery will be a mixture of work-based training and progress assessment mixed with college taught sessions throughout the programme week on Wednesday’s to support the 20% off the job training requirement.

Entry requirements

Practical skills are considered as important as academic ability and the employer will set their own specific selection criteria. However, the candidate will be required to successfully achieve qualifications at Level 1 in English and Mathematics and also to have taken examinations at Level 2, for both subjects, within the period of apprenticeship if not already achieved.

What next?

There are numerous pathways for general welders who may wish to pursue higher level careers in welding. These include progression to Multi-Positional Welder, High Integrity Welder or Welding Instruction and Teaching, Welding Inspection and Managing and Supervising Welding Operations.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide