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Apprenticeship training course

General welder (arc processes) (level 2)

Working with metals to create high-strength welds in 2 welding positions, using at least 1 arc welding process.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£9,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Produce good quality welds using two welding process/material type combinations (TIG, 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) in two welding positions (Downhand, Horizontal, Vertical, Overhead)
  • Attain a qualification in accordance with one of the following standards:  ISO 9606 / ASME IX / BS4872 / AWS D1.1, determined by the employer. N.B. These qualifications are regarded as licences to practice in welding
  • Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional and surface inspection (Visual, Magnetic, Particle Inspection and Dye Penetrant Inspection)
  • Position, prepare and check the welding equipment
  • Receive, handle and maintain consumables
  • Prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding
  • Complete and check the finished weld ready for inspection and report into the production control system
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above

Full information on General welder (arc processes) (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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