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Welding – General Welder Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You will be able to join this course at any time throughout the year. This is an 18-month apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have successfully achieved qualifications at Level 1 or equivalent in English and Maths, and also to have achieved Level 2 in both subjects within the period of apprenticeship if you have not already achieved them.

You will achieve

There is no official qualification attached to this course. Apprentices will have to reach the required standard in at least one welding process to the test specification selected.

Course overview

This course reflects employers requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be considered a fully competent General Welder using at least one arc process. You will meet these requirements at the end of this course.

Course content

You will study health and safety and practical tasks in the workshop as part of your course.

Assessment methods for this apprenticeship include practical assessments, coursework and a knowledge test.

All equipment will be provided.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA

You can progress onto our Level 3 Plate Welder Apprenticeship on successful completion of this course.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on 01226 216166 or email: apprenticeships@barnsley.ac.uk



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Welding – General Welder Level 2 Apprenticeship

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