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What does this course involve?

You will learn the basic principles of Fabrication and Welding technology and develop practical skills in different types of welding techniques and processes. You will learn how to produce a tee fillet weld in the PA flat position, and a corner weld in the PA flat position, as well as how to conduct two root bend tests through 90° at 5x magnification, and one nick-break fracture test from your 50mm section to include stop/start positions. You will also develop the knowledge to stop and start the root run within the middle 50mm of the joint.


What qualifications do I need?

Apprentices should be employed within an appropriate Engineering environment. Apprentices will be invited to attend a short informal interview prior to the course commencing and to undertake initial assessment to demonstrate the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required. Apprentices will be allocated a personal tutor for guidance throughout the duration of the course.


The assessment process requires the demonstration of skills together with appropriate knowledge and understanding to a specified standard. Assessment of the NVQ is based on a combination of observation, questioning and collection of evidence from the workplace.

Fees & Costs

This course is fully funded if the Apprentice is aged under 19. If the Apprentice is 19+ then a £750 employer contribution is required. If the Apprentice is aged 24+ the please contact us for more information about 24+ learner loans.


On successful completion, you could progress onto our Welding and Fabrication Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3.

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