General Welder (Arc Processes)
Working with metals to create high-strength welds in 2 welding positions, using at least 1 arc welding process.
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Typical length
- 18 months
- Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- welding principles and techniques such as arc processes, and joint types and positions
- using welding tools, equipment and consumables
- general welding, including producing car, ship and rail components
- identifying and understanding the causes of welding faults
- completing and checking finished welds, including meeting international standards for dimensional and surface inspection
- using documents and reporting systems to work to a welding procedure specification
- health and safety practices and requirements
One of the following standards - regarded as licences to practice in welding:
- ASME IX
- AWS D1.1
- ISO 9606
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
- take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.