Fabrication & Welding

Fabrication involves making products and components for the engineering and manufacturing industries from raw or semi-finished materials. As a welder, you will cut, shape and join sections of metal. You may also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery.

The welding and fabrication 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.

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will benefit from a mix of classroom learning and practical work which will teach you how to join different metals using appropriate welding techniques. Throughout your time at the AMRC Training Centre, you will progress from basic welding skills to a more advanced level, as you develop your skills and knowledge.

Specialist units include:

  • Manual metal arc
  • Tungsten inert gas
  • Metal inert gas
  • Mechanised arc welding

What qualifications will you gain?

By taking an engineering apprenticeship, you can gain a variety of skills and qualifications including:

  • A minimum of three 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
  • Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT (depending on your existing qualifications)
  • NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (Pathway Specific)
  • Further Education Certificate – BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in your chosen pathway

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