Apprenticeships

Welding Apprenticeship Level 2

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
18 MONTHS APPRENTICESHIP FULL TIME 2022
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Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
18 MONTHS APPRENTICESHIP FULL TIME 2022
0
Contact us Work based

Overview

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

Email: apprenticeships@southessex.ac.uk

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)