Apprenticeship in Engineering – Fabrication & Welding


This apprenticeship covers a wide range of vocational areas from electrical engineering to mechanical engineering to fabrication & welding.

What are the entry requirements?

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

• Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A – E, grades 9 - 3 or an equivalent qualification.
• Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification.
• Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4: These are available in some subject areas; but in all instances you will need to be already qualified to Level 3.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice Level 2

Units studied may include: joining materials by welding, cutting materials using oxy-fuel gas cutting equipment, producing platework components and assemblies, working safely in an engineering environment and using and communicating technical information.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3

Units studied may include: joining engineering materials through thermal joining operations, shaping engineering products by material removal using hand tools, shaping engineering products by material removal using machine tools, producing engineering products by assembly operations and performing by rolling.

How will I learn?

An Apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skill qualifications in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.

How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

How long is the course?

They can take up to four years to complete all parts of the programme.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need overalls, boots, stationery and drawing equipment.

Can I get more information?

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