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Fabrication and Welding Engineering Intermediate L2 Apprenticeship Framework


Type: Full Time

Subject: Engineering and Motor Vehicle


Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 years



Who is it for

Do you enjoy working with fabrication and metalwork?

Are you looking to start a career in fabrication and welding or work in an existing role and wanting to upskill?

To become a Fabrication and Welding apprentice you will need to have strong communication skills and willingness to learn, learn and take direction from senior staff. You will need basic computer skills and good positive attitude and willingness to learn new techniques and methods.

Interview Skills Assessment

All candidates will be invited to an interview with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers and will take part in an assessment.

What will I need

Entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above. A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website ––vacancies/

What is covered

The apprenticeship will cover manual welding, welding machine setting and operation, forming and joining metal and using different methods of carrying out sheet metal cutting.

Apprentices are expected to attend college for 1 day a week as part of 20% off–the–job training. Additional off–the–job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.

How is the course assessed

Coursework, exams and practical observations.

What can this course lead to

Successful learners can continue to work within the fabrication and welding industry and gain promotion or learners could progress to a Leve 3 Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs

Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer.

Other details

Reality check
A fabrication and welding apprentice could expect to work unsociable hours, weekends and even be on 24 hour call out service. Working conditions may sometimes be confined and you may have to work outside in all weathers. Some work may be at height, outside buildings or on rooftops.

An employed status Apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour, although many Apprentices earn more than this
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training
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