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Apprenticeship in Engineering - Fabrication & Welding

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
AT06
Location:
Mid Devon Campus
Duration:
12 to 18 months


This Apprenticeship can be completed at Level 2 and covers both fabrication and welding related to marine applications. The course will consist of both 'on' and 'off' the job training. General Welders are fully competent in manual welding using at least one arc process. General Welders are required in a number of sectors for example, the steelwork construction sector.

Off the job training is provided in well-equipped teaching rooms and workshops within the college.

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The first part of the programme will require you to attend college and complete training in welding arc processes. A portfolio of both knowledge and performance evidence will be completed in a range a disciplines relevant to your work area such as welding, fitting and cutting of materials.

Welding is a way to make high strength joints between two or more parts. General Welders use high electrical energy to form an arc. Manual dexterity is essential in controlling the arc, which is used to melt metals, allowing them to fuse together to form a structurally sound weld.

Welding is used extensively and in almost every sector of industry. There is a high demand for skilled General Welders in areas such as: automotive, marine, transport, general fabrication, construction and many more. General Welders produce items like components for cars; ships; rail vehicles; simple metallic containers; and steelwork for bridges, buildings and gantries. Welding is a safety critical occupation and every welder takes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of their work. General Welders are required to produce joints that satisfy basic quality standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly, contributing to the safety of all and the global quality of life.

Skilled, qualified, professionally certified General Welders can work anywhere in the world and provide services in harshest of environments. For these accomplished professionals, the monetary rewards can be significant.

There is a highly complex range of welding skills: the different arc welding processes require different levels of manual dexterity, knowledge and skill to avoid making defective welds. There are a wide range of metallic materials that can be welded, each with different properties and behaviours.General Welders will have the skill to:
•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.
Apprentices will be assessed via an End Point Assessment. The aim of the end-point assessment is to fully establish if the apprentice has achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours listed in the Apprenticeship Standard. Each part of the end-point assessment covers the different part(s) of the Standard so that, in aggregate, the end-point assessment in its entirety, delivers the synoptic assessment required. Apprentices will be required to successfully achieve qualifications at level 1 in English and Mathematics and also to have taken examinations at level 2, for both subjects, within the period of apprenticeship if not already achieved. In welding, there is a wide range of possible combinations of welding process, parent material and welding position. Even in a comprehensive apprenticeship programme it will only be possible for an apprentice to gain competence in a small number of these combinations.
The employer will be required to select skill/knowledge modules (from Table 1) that are the most relevant to the employing organisation. The employer will notify the Training Body and the Assessment Organisation of the modules selected.
Four GCSEs at Grade D (or equivalent) or above ideally to include Maths and English. You must have secured employment in order to start this programme and have a good basic education. Some employers will ask for GCSEs in English and Maths at Level C or above. Enthusiasm for your subject and a willingness to work hard are essential.
Progression could be to a level 3 equivalent in Welding and Fabrication or into an Engineering apprenticeship
Off the job training is provided in well-equipped teaching rooms and workshops within the college and on the job training will be arranged with the employer.
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