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Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    5+ years

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Apprenticeship


This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective employee within the Engineering sector.

Course Content includes:
Competence: To achieve this Apprenticeship the learner must obtain all units as follows:

• Working safely in an engineering environment
• Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
• Using and communicating technical information
• Cutting and shaping materials using thermal cutting equipment
• Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding Equipment
• Producing sheet metal components and assemblies

Knowledge: To achieve this Apprenticeship the learner must obtain all units as follows:

• Working in engineering
• Principles of engineering technology
• Principles of fabrication and welding technology
• Welding by MIG process
• Welding by TIG process

You will complete Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations – Fabrication and Welding as part of this Apprenticeship.

• This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
• You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
• You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
• The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 24 months.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.

If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email to discuss next steps.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold GCSE grade D or above in Maths and English. Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. Applicants should not take part in full-time education.

In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding Level 2 is built up of a framework consisting of:

• City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
• City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Engineering
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English


You will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer with guidance from your work based assessor.


Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

Assessment is via a variety of methods, including:
• Case studies
• Assignments
• Practical assessments
• Projects


Apprentices can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding - Progression onto a level 3 Apprenticeship. On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as a Fitter Welder, Pipe Fitter, Semi-Skilled Sheet Metal Worker, Welder/Fabricator (thick plate - semi skilled) or Maintenance Welding Operative.

Career Progression

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector and progression into higher education.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email
For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on 0800 328 3616 or email