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Fabrication and Welding

Course Code: AP2, AP3

Level: 2, 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years

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About the course

Do you want to train for a job as a fabricator or welder? Apprenticeships in Fabrication and Welding at City College Plymouth can be an ideal route to training in the practical skills needed to produce components from sheet metal, fabricating and welding. As a fabrication and welding apprentice, you’ll be earning while you learn. We’ll teach you the skills you need to make a career in a variety of industries as a welder or fabricator, and you’ll be drawing a wage and learning on the job whilst employed with a local company. You’ll need to be able to follow complex blueprints, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to follow instructions to work safely in a potentially hazardous workplace. Be warned, it’s not an easy option – you’ll need to be focused and work to a high standard. However, if you’re determined, the rewards are there in this thriving industry. The Advanced Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding will train you in the practical skills needed to produce components from sheet metal, fabricating and welding. It is perfect for those who have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship and are looking to build a further knowledge based and increase their qualifications. We’ll take the skills you already have and help you further develop them as we delve into more complex aspects of engineering maintenance.

What you'll learn

The Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma – completed at work with the help of a College assessor.
  • Level 2 Technical Diploma – completed at College with various tutors.
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT level 1 – completed at College.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – completed at work alongside the NVQ2.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – completed at work and College.

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma – completed at work with the help of a College assessor.
  • Level 3 Technical Diploma – completed at College with various tutors.
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT level 2 – completed at College.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – completed at work alongside the NVQ3.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – completed at work and College.
Entry requirements

Acceptance onto the intermediate Apprenticeship will be via an initial assessment with the College’s Work-based Learning team. Acceptance onto the advanced Apprenticeship will be through the completion of an intermediate Apprenticeship and a recommendation from the College based on the results received at level 2.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.