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Improving Operational Performance – Fabrication and Welding Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

The Fabrication and Welding Intermediate Apprenticeship has been designed for individuals whose role involves dealing with general fabricated items ranging from catering equipment, ductwork and canopies for hotel kitchens to structural components such as building conversion steelwork to off shore oil platforms and subsea components. The Level 2 Certificate is aimed at individuals who undertake a broad range of activities that are often less routine and demand some level of independence or responsibility.

E: apprenticeships@keighleycollege.ac.uk
T: 01535 685035

When Flexible start datesDuration18-24 months
LevelLevel 2 AttendanceFull time employment with day release time

Competence qualifications available to this pathway:
Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations

Keighley and South Leeds

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information


  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • Producing plate work components and assemblies
  • Preparing and using manual MIG, MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment.


  • Preparing and Using Manual MIG,MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment
  • Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-Arc
  • Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment

Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway:
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (QCF)
Keighley and South Leeds

  • Working in engineering
  • Principles of engineering technology
  • Principles of fabrication of welding technology


  • Welding by MIG process
  • Fab sheet metal work
  • Fabrication thick plate, bar and sections


  • Welding by Manual metal arc process
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Welding by TIG Process

Functional Skills qualifications:

– Level 1 Functional Skill in English
– Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities
+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Fitter Welder, Pipe Fitter, Semi-Skilled Sheet Metal Worker, Welder/Fabricator (thick plate – semi skilled).

Entry on to this qualification is subject to initial assessment. GCSEs grades A*-C in English, Maths and ICT are essential.

One day a week in your chosen campus and basis of application in a supportive learning environment.

For the rest of the week the apprentice will be in paid employment within a relevant establishment. The apprentice will be given the opportunity and support to practice and develop the newly acquired knowledge and skills.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

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

Exams Email: exams-KLY@leedscitycollege.ac.uk