Is this course right for me?

This Foundation Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to work at semi-skilled or qualified operator level (Level 2) or craft or technician level (Level 3) as appropriate.

They allow the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with essential and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career.

The framework has been designed to address the skills gaps and shortages and address an ageing workforce, by attracting young people into the engineering industry and providing them with the skills, knowledge and experience which employers are seeking.

Entry requirements:

  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

  • Technical training is provided in the college 1 day per week, including time in practical workshops.

Assessment:

  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
  • Work-based observations
  • Theory-based tasks and tests

Progression:

From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3.