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Welding and Fabrication Intermediate Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

This programme is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful crafts person in the welding industries. Learning through practical and theory sessions at college is teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve a level 2 certificate in Welding and Fabrication.

The Welding and Fabrication Intermediate Apprenticeship course includes:

Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information in eEgineering
  • Identifying and Selecting Engineering Materials

Optional PEO units:

  • A choice of three from 60 units, e.g. MAG/MIG/TAG

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT.

In order to achieve the NVQ part of an Apprenticeship, candidates will need to evidence that they can carry out various tasks and use various skills related to the trade whilst in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be suitably employed within the engineering industry, and be dedicated and committed to their study. Applicants will be required to attend an interview where they will also be required to sit a paper based trade test and basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. Candidates should also have 4 GCSEs (grades A*-D), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.

Future opportunities

Career pathways may include progression within industries where welding and fabrication processes are used.

Possible progression to a level 3 programme or an Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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