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Level 2 Engineering (Fabrication & Welding) Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

The fabrication and Welding Intermediate Apprenticeship has been designed for individuals whose role involves dealing with general fabricated items ranging from catering equipment, ductwork and canopies for hotel kitchens to structural components such as building conversion steelwork to off shore oil platforms and subsea components.

The Level 2 Certificate is aimed at individuals who undertake a broad range of activities that are often less routine and demand some level of independence or responsibility.

Course content

In order to achieve a full apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 24 months.

This consists of sector related industry qualifications.

Competence qualifications available to this pathway:

Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • Producing plate work components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using manual MIG,MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment.
  • Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-Arc
  • Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment

Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway:

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (QCF)

  • Working in engineering
  • Principles of engineering technology
  • Principles of fabrication of welding technology
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Fab sheet metal work
  • Fabrication thick plate, bar and sections
  • Welding by Manual metal arc process
  • Welding by TIG Process

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 1 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths would be an advantage.

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test. Employment in a fabrication and welding establishment.


A wide range of assessment methods are used both in the classroom environment and workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918


Further information

Apprenticeship routes can change throughout the year, keep up to date online

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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