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Advanced Apprenticeship in Fabrication & Welding

Multi-Positional Welders will have the skill to produce good quality welds in pipe and/or plate using three welding process/material type combinations (TIG, PAW, 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) covering all welding positions (Downhand, Horizontal, Vertical, Overhead, Inclined).

Apprentices should be able to position, assemble, prepare and check the welding equipment and also receive, handle and maintain consumables. They will prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding when at college. Apprentices will weld preparation and assembly prior to welding and accept for production.

They should complete progressive and final checks on the finished weld prior to release for formal inspection and report into the production control system. Students will ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for all of the above.

You must have already secured a position, before enquiring about an apprenticeship. If you’re looking to secure a job, apprenticeship vacancies can be found here.

We can also help you find an employer and we hold information sessions where you can register your interest in an apprenticeship. We will contact you when appropriate vacancies occur, giving you a head start on the competition.

To find out more contact the apprenticeship team on:
01535 685 035 or apprenticeships@keighleycollege.ac.uk.

Cost N/A
When Flexible start dates Duration38-42 Months
Level3 AttendanceFull time employment with day release time
An apprentice welding in a workshop wearing a mask

Standard Title:

Multi-Positional Welder



Apprentices will attain a qualification in accordance with one of the following standards: ISO 9606 / ASME IX / AWS D1.1, determined by the employer. These are regarded as licences to practice in welding.

They will also achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional, surface inspection (Visual, Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant Inspection) and volumetric inspection (Radiography, Ultra-Sonics).

City & Guilds 2850-30 Technical Certificate

Apprentices will be visited approximately once a month in the workplace to carry out reviews and gather workplace evidence. It is a requirement that 20% of working hours per week is spent away from the working role to concentrate on development activities.



Via observed competency in completing practical tasks or completion of knowledge based booklets, internally set exam papers and production of practical work pieces and the writing of detailed reports. On completion of the portfolio and conditional on passing through both gateway’s they will be then entered for the externally assessed End Point Assessment covering demonstration of practical/knowledge Skills.

Entry onto this qualification is subject to initial assessment. GCSE Grades A*-C in Maths, English and ICT would be beneficial.

Typically job roles will include; Fitter Welder, Welder/Fabricator

The course is delivered on a day release basis at Keighley College, alongside full time employment.

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West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

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