Fabrication & Welding

Fabrication and welding involves making products and components from raw or semi-finished materials by cutting, shaping and joining sections of metal together. You may also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery in addition to welding itself.

The fabrication and welding industry is embedded in every aspect of our lives, from the cars we drive to the construction of the buildings we work in. Welding, sheet metal fabrication and engineering industries require well-trained people capable of operating a broad range of welding equipment in a variety of techniques.

Throughout this apprenticeship journey, you will benefit from a mix of classroom learning and practical work which will teach you how to fuse different metals using appropriate welding techniques.


About Fabrication & Welding

Compulsory units include:

  • Producing plate-work, components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using TIG or Plasma Arc equipment
  • Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux-cored welding equipment.

You and your employer will get the opportunity to
select additional units that will help you gain the
skills to progress within your organisation.

NVQ Level 2 skills sets from the Performing Engineering Operations qualification

  • Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
  • Functional skills in mathematics, English and
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) if required.

A Fabrication and welding apprenticeship trains you for a variety of roles such as a Fabrication Welder, Sheet Metal Worker, Plater, MIG or TIG Welder and Pipe Welder.

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