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Apprenticeship training course

Structural steelwork fabricator (level 2)

Welding on construction projects.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Plan and preparation to ensure production and personal development goals are achieved.
  • Prepare the working area, equipment, consumables and materials for setting out the components to be marked for drilling, cutting, notching, welding or bending. 
  • Read and interpret drawings, sketches and weld symbols. 
  • Fabricate curved sections, trusses, facetted sections and prepare butt welds. 
  • Prepare and use the equipment for bolting connections or welding component parts.
  • Create appropriate jigs to aid repetition work and complex shapes. 
  • Complete and dimensionally check the finished fabrication ready for inspection and report into the production control system. 
  • Complete fillet welds in at least two positions (downhand, horizontal or vertical).
  • Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional inspection.
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above.
  • Complete welding tasks to the standard BS EN 9606-1 MAG 135 Flux Cored 136. 

Full information on Structural steelwork fabricator (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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