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