Fabrication and Welding - Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship provides skills development in welding techniques, hand fitting and how to produce assemblies and components from sheet metal.

Fabrication and welding forms a vital part in the manufacturing industry. Through your apprenticeship you will learn to fabricate and weld a variety metals to meet customers’ specifications. You could become involved in construction projects,
technical fabrication or coded welding in the marine, defence, pharmaceutical and nuclear industries.

Course Details

  • Location: On-the-job with some training in Havant
  • Duration: 13 months
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On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will achieve;

  • NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations – Level 2
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology – Level 2 

Options following your Apprenticeship:

  • Your employer could support progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship
  • The Apprenticeship may turn into a permanent position
  • You could be offered a permanent position with an opportunity to undertake further specific work-related qualifications
  • With the experience gained, you may opt to find alternative employment
  • You might choose to continue your studies

Course Overview
NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations – Level 2
  • Mandatory units
    • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
    • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
    • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Optional Units
    • Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
    • Preparing and Using Manual MIG Welding Equipment
    • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
Diploma in Engineering Technology – Level 2
  • Mandatory units
    • Engineering Environmental Awareness
    • Engineering Principles

  • Optional Units
    • Producing components using Hand Fitting Techniques
    • Fabrication and Welding Principles
    • Manual Welding Techniques
    • Understanding health and safety in an industrial environment
    • Understanding how to communicate in an industrial environment
    • Understanding working effectively in an industrial environment
    • Understanding working relationships in an industrial environment
    • Understanding rights and responsibilities in an industrial environment
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Statutory rights and responsibilities
  • Procedures and documentation in your organisation
  • Source of information and advice
  • About your occupation and organisation
  • Occupations and career pathways
  • Representative bodies
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Effective participation
  • Self management
  • Team working
Functional Skills (if needed)
  • English
  • Maths


An Apprenticeship is all about learning on the job, there will be days where you attend our Engineering Training Centre located in Havant to undertake the taught aspects of the programme.

Additional Information

To start this programme you need to be aged 16 and over with 4 GCSEs at grade C or higher including Maths and English.

Course Dates

Apprenticeships are available throughout the year and are dependent upon finding a suitable employer.

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