Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding

What does a Level 2 Fabrication and Welding Apprentice do?

Fitter Welder - Fabricate and assemble metal parts by MIG; TIG; Manual Metal arc.

Semi-Skilled Sheet Metal Worker - Working with metals up to 3mm thick working from drawings to mark out shapes on the metal before cutting out, shaping and joining materials using thermal cutting and TIG; MIG and Argon arc joining methods.

Welder/Fabricator (thick plate - semi-skilled) - Working with metals more than 3mm thick, using engineering drawings, jigs and templates, cut and shape materials using manual or automated processes including thermal cutting TIG; MIG and Argon Arc welding methods.

Maintenance Welding Operative - Under direction, performs skilled welding in the repair, modification and fabrication of equipment and facilities; makes minor mechanical repairs on a variety of heavy equipment; and performs related duties as required.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical hand skills for handling tools, instruments and components
- Mathematical ability for engineering calculations
- Spoken and written communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Ability to understand engineering drawings
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Safety awareness is essential

What is the duration of the course?

Level 2 in Fabrication and Welding takes between 18-20 months and dependent on the job role and level of work carried out.

How can I progress in Fabrication and Welding?

After completing your Level 2, you can move on to your Level 3 which will be a advanced Apprenticeship (equivalent to 2 A-Level passes).

What Qualifications will I gain?

1. Performing Engineering Operations

2. Diploma in Engineering Technology

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):
Employment Rights and Responsibilities cover legislation and other key policies you need to know and understand, relevant to your job role.

4. Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths, English and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully.

5. PLTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills):
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS:
- Independent Enquirers
- Creative Thinkers
- Reflective Learners 
- Team Workers
- Self-managers 
- Effective Participators