Welding Apprenticeship Level 2

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
Contact us Work based
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
Contact us Work based


Apprentices will develop the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours to become fully competent as a General Welder (Arc Processes).

Aspects of the role may include:

  • Welding principles and techniques
  • Using Welding tools
  • General welding
  • Health and safety practices

For more information contact our Workforce team

Call: 01702 221800


Entry Requirements

  • Employed in a trade/industry related to the apprenticeship.
    You will need to find employment in a related trade/industry before applying for the apprenticeship programme you wish to complete.
  • Set by the employer but apprentices must demonstrate via initial assessment that they are working at Entry Level 3 in both English and maths unless an Education Health and Care Plan is held.

Course Structure

Induction (First six weeks)

  • Programme overview/unit selection
  • English and maths diagnostic – with Functional Skills support (where identified)
  • Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Prevent and British Values
  • Expectations and induction targets 
  • End-Point Assessment requirements

On-programme (Months 01 - 15)

  • Day release weekly classroom sessions to complete Certificate in Welding and Fabrication
  • Work-based assessment visits every 4-6weeks for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Completion Of the ABC Certificate in Welding and Fabrication
  • Development of an e-portfolio of evidence
  • Progress reviews every 10 weeks
  • Functional Skills delivery and exams (where required)

Gateway (Months 15 - 18)

  • All skills, knowledge and behaviours achieved and evidenced
  • Preparation for knowledge and behaviours test
  • Mock practical skills test
  • Confirm completion of English and maths
  • Gateway confirmation declaration

End-point assessment (1 day during final 4 months)

(carried out by an accredited third party provider):

  • Knowledge test
  • Professional Interview
  • Practical/knowledge examination

Certification (Final 4 - 6 weeks of programme)

  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Welding and Fabrication
  • Functional Skills English and maths
  • Apprenticeship with certification from the Institute of Apprenticeships
  • Membership to Professional Bodies if desired

Assessment & Feedback

Apprenticeship Standard

An Apprenticeship Standard programme is occupation focused and concentrates on the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours required to complete the programme successfully.

What Next...

  • Employment as a multipositional welder or high integrity welder
  • Employment as a welding instructor (teaching welding inspection and management)