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Fabrication & Welding Apprenticeship

Level: 2 and 3
Duration: Up to 4 years

Basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information, fitting using hand skills, producing sheet metal components and assemblies and a range of welding techniques.

Entry requirements:

Level 2 – A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D (3) including English, Maths, Science and Technology is desirable

Level 3 – A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (4) or above including

English, Maths, Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable

Where will I study:

Training 2000 Blackburn

Year 1 – full time at Training 2000 OR x3 four week blocks
Year 2 – 1 day per week
Year 3-4 – assessment in your workplace


Level 2 Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Technical Certificate, Level 2 e.g. BTEC First Diploma
  • Functional Skills, Level 1 in Maths, English, ICT
  • There is also the opportunity to progress to Level 3 or an Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Level 3 Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication & Welding
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills, Level 2 in Maths, English, ICT
  • Entry to Higher Education or a Degree in Engineering is also possible from the Advanced Level Apprenticeship.
Job example

Welder, Sheet Metal Worker, Pipe Fitter, Fabricator

Date last updated:15 August 2017

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