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Engineering Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

General Welding Apprenticeship Level 2

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An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.

This Apprenticeship will provide you with all the skills required to start a career in the General Welding industry. You will learn the principles of General Welding, as well as underpinning knowledge you need for working in any engineering environment, including health and safety.

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and you will attend College once a week for your off the job training.

While at LMC you will be taught by industry trained tutors who have over 30 years of experience within the General Welding industry. You will be taught in our up-to-date workshops allowing you to become confident and proficient, whilst developing your skills.

Course Overview

At the start of your Apprenticeship you will be assigned your own Work Place Co-Ordinator who will be there for you throughout your Apprenticeship to answer any questions you may have. They will also visit you onsite along with your College tutor to make sure your Apprenticeship journey is a comfortable one.

During your sessions at College you will undertake welding tests that will be assessed and graded to monitor your progress. Typical welding tests carried out would include butt, fillet, lap and corner joints in the flat and horizontal/vertical positions. These tests will be used as practice for you as you work towards your End Point Assessment (EPA).

At College you will be assessed by written assignments, practical skills tests, observations and a portfolio of all training carried out both in College and at your workplace. There will also be regular assessor visits to the workplace to observe your competency in completing certain tasks.

You will cover the theoretical aspects of welding practices both in the classroom and occasional home study.

For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Progression Routes

Upon successful completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may choose to progress onto the Plate Welding Level 3 Apprenticeship or choose to move on to further full time employment in the industry.

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the Construction industry.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including English or maths OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in English or maths.

Relevant work experience will also be considered, entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.

Course code: A30061-A1A