Welding Level 2 (Standard)

Shaping and joining materials to construct assemblies

Who is it for?

Those looking to start a career or develop existing skills in welding and fabrication.

Course Details

  • Duration: 18 Months
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  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)


  • Programme Induction
  • Day release training
  • Training in the workplace
  • Formative assessment throughout the programme
  • Regular progress reviews

Off-the-job Training

  • Within this apprenticeship there is an expectation that 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training. 

Course Overview


  • Basic mechanical properties and weldability of welded materials
  • Common arc welding processes, joint types and positions
  • Major components of welding equipment and essential parameters
  • Terminology, operation and controls for the selected arc welding processes, joint types and welding positions
  • Causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced, for the materials and welding processes selected
  • Functions of welding consumables and correct storage and handling
  • Identify and select correct welding consumables for each application
  • Hazards and basic health, safety and quality requirements when welding


  • Produce good quality welds using two welding process/material type combinations in two welding positions
  • Attain a qualification in accordance with one of the following standards: ISO 9606 / ASME IX / BS4872 / AWS D1.1
  • Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional and surface 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/check the finished weld for inspection and report into the production control system
  • Ensure health and safety is fully accounted for in the above
  • Know how to interpret and work to a welding procedure specification


  • A questioning attitude
  • Maintaining competence with a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Planning and preparation to ensure production and CPD goals are achieved
  • Intervention, to challenge poor practices and channel feedback to the appropriate authorities to implement change
  • Reliability and dependability to consistently deliver expectations
  • Accountability

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Oral Examination
  • Professional Interview (Viva)

Course Dates

Flexible to suit

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