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. 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.
What will I study?
In this apprenticeship you will be required to cover the following core skills, knowledge and behaviours:
- Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional and surface inspection (Visual, Magnetic
- Prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding.
- Identify and understand the causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced, for the materials and welding processes selected
- Understand and identify hazards and basic health, safety and quality requirements when welding.
- Planning and preparation to ensure production and Continuing Professional Development goals are achieved.
- Reliability and dependability to consistently deliver expectations in production, quality, work ethics and self-development.
A training plan will be devised to suit the individual circumstances and company resources available. Minimum requirements is to ensure the candidate is provided with 20% off the job training
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in welding and fabrication and looking to progress in a career within this industry An apprenticeship is ideal if you want to;
- Achieve a qualification
- Gain valuable work experience and career development
- Earn while you learn
How is the course assessed?
- 1 day at college day realise
- Develop a portfolio of evidence
- Assessments in the work place
- To complete your apprenticeship you will have to pass an end point assessment
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Progression and Career Opportunities
After successful completion of this course you could progress your career within the industry or onto a higher level qualification.
Entry Requirements for new students
- Applicants will typically hold:
- 4 x GCSEs grade 9-3
- Equivalent L1 qualifications appropriate to the apprenticeship
- Initial assessment (BKSB and free-writing) will demonstrate the applicant is working at Entry 3 for English and mathematics
- In the absence of the above, a professional discussion may be offered to confirm suitability for the programme and likelihood to achieve.
*All applicants will be invited for interview with an apprenticeship advisor and the employer
- Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
- In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
Be prepared to sit English and maths assessments. You will need to bring copies of your certificates for any qualifications already achieved A copy of your CV or application The interview process will include an informal advice and guidance session with one of our apprenticeship advisors in preparation for a formal interview with an employer (subject to suitability for the course and job)