Level Two General Welder (Arc Processes) Apprenticeship
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
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.
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.
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.
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.