Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Welding

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Welding

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Welding


A Level 2 Apprenticeship in Welding is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within the steelworks industry and who have a particular interest in welding. It can be completed by staff already in the industry or a new apprentice.

Subjects you may cover include:

  • Produce good quality welds using two welding process/material type combinations (TIG, MMA, MIG/MAG, FCAW) and (Carbon and Low Alloy steel, High Alloy Ferritic/Martensitic Steel, Austenitic Stainless Steel, Nickel and Nickel Alloys, Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys) in two welding positions (Downhand, Horizontal, Vertical, Overhead)
  • Attain a qualification in accordance with one of the following standards: ISO 9606 / ASME IX / BS4872 / AWS D1.1, determined by the employer. N.B. These qualifications are regarded as licences to practice in welding.
  • Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional and surface inspection (Visual, Magnetic Particle Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection)
  • Position, prepare and check the welding equipment
  • Receive, handle and maintain consumables
  • Prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding
  • Complete and check the finished weld ready for inspection and report into the production control system
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above

At the end of the course, you will gain a Level 2 Welding qualification. You can then progress onto NVQ Level 3 Welding.

College attendance will be required on day or block release. You will receive regular workplace visits and you will sit a number of exams during the length of your programme. You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence as well as end point assessment. You will also be required to sit functional skill Level 2 Maths and English if you do not have grades C or above.

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This Apprenticeship requires grades D or above in Maths and English.

Course Summary

Length of study:
18 Months


Study campus:
Henley & City

Course level:
Level 2

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