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Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship Intermediate Level 2 at Southampton City College

Course description

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in fabrication and welding.  As a fabrication and welding apprentice you will cut, shape and join sections of metal in a wide range of industries. You will develop the practical skills and technical knowledge required to work as a professional and competent fabricator and welder

Suitable job roles

  • Fabricator and Welder
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Marine Welder

Course content

As a fabrication and welding apprentice you will work with metals and alloys, and may also be required to cut and join composite materials e.g. plastics.

Main duties include:

  • Select and laying out materials to be cut or joined
  • Following engineering instructions and drawings
  • Using most suitable welding method for the job in hand
  • Inspecting and testing cuts and joins, using precision measuring instruments

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications are required and a full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. Those wishing to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship will require GCSE’s A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent) or demonstrate, through the assessment process, that you are able to achieve this.


As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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