Welding Apprenticeship level 2 at Sheffield College
You will find aspects of the welding industry in all sorts of everyday places, in trains, planes, buses and cars, and in the construction of buildings. Welding, sheet metal fabrication and engineering industries require well-trained people who are able to use a broad range of welding equipment.
As an apprentice you will learn how to make products and components for the engineering and manufacturing industries, from raw or semi-finished materials using methods such as cutting, shaping, and welding. You will develop welding skills learning how to join sections of metal. You may also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery.
In the workplace you may be involved in construction projects, technical fabrication or coded welding. Problem solving and preparing quotes for customers may also form part of your job. You will learn to fabricate and weld a variety of metals to meet customers’ specifications. You will use a variety of methods to produce a product for the customer, such as:
- Manual Welding
- Machine Welding
- MIG and TIG Welding
- Sheet Metalwork (3mm or less)
- Plateworking (3mm upwards)
- Structural Steelwork
- Pipe and Tube Fabrication
Will it suit me?
This apprenticeship would be suitable if you would like a career in the fabrication and welding industry. You should be good at maths and able to understand technical plans. You will need to be able to concentrate on a task for long periods.
Minimum level 1 English and Maths. The employer will set the criteria.
You will be observed completing practical tasks with some question and answer assessments. You will build a portfolio of evidence to support the tasks you complete at the workplace to demonstrate you can complete tasks safely and use knowledge learnt.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
Achieving this qualification could lead to a number of engineering roles such as Plater/Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker, Steel Erector/Fabricator, Welder. It may also allow access to professional registration for Engineering Technicians or registered welder status.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 25th October 2018 4pm -7pm
- Wednesday 21st November 2018 4pm-7pm
- Tuesday 29th January 2019 4pm-7pm
- Monday 4th March 2019 4pm-7pm
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.