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Fabrication and Welding - Intermediate Apprenticeship at Lowestoft College

Course description

An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme for people aged 16 and over. The programme combines training in the College and the workplace with the emphasis on ‘learning whilst working’. Each programme follows a nationally recognised framework which explains what has to be achieved to become qualified in your chosen career. Whilst on the programme, you will be working towards an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification), Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate.

Course content

The Apprenticeship framework has been designed by SEMTA the Industry National Training Organisation.

Whilst working towards an Apprenticeship in Welding and Fabrication you will cover the following subjects:

Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2 Units
This element of the apprenticeship is a practical based qualification gaining experience and skills in fabrication and welding techniques and equipment.

Each candidate must complete the following six units:

  • Work Safely
  • Working effectively and efficiently in engineering
  • Communication
  • Sheet Metal
  • MMA Welding
  • Plate Work

Functional Skills

  • English Level 1
  • Maths Level 1

Technical Certificates ABC Level 2 Certificate in Welding and Fabrication
This element provides the underpinning knowledge the apprentice will need in their chosen trade.

ABC Level 2

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Metal Arc Gas Shielding Welding
  • Fabrication Process (General)
  • Related Studies

Also

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

 

Additional Information:
On a successful completion of the programme you will have achieved the Apprenticeship in Engineering. Individual Qualifications are: Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2, Technical Certificates ABC Level 2 Certificate and relevant Functional Skills. All of these will form the Apprenticeship Certificate.

Entry requirements

To start an Apprenticeship you have to be employed in the industry of your chosen career. The desirable entry qualifications are four GCSE’s grade C or above including maths, English, IT and science. You will also undergo an interview and sit computer based assessments in numeracy and literacy. The decision to allow you to start the Apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of your interview and the assessment results. Your employer will be assessed on their ability to offer the variety of work necessary to allow you to complete the Apprenticeship.

Assessment

The PEO NVQ level 2 will be delivered and assessed at the college. The Technical Certificate will be delivered on a day release programme at college and will involve both internal and external exams by the appropriate awarding body. Functional Skills will consist of attending a number of weekly classes which will culminate in an exam for each subject.

Future opportunities

On a successful completion of the programme you will have achieved the Apprenticeship in Engineering. Individual Qualifications are: Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2, Technical Certificates ABC Level 2 Certificate and relevant Functional Skills. All of these will form the Apprenticeship Certificate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft College directly.

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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