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What does this course involve?

You will learn the advanced skills and knowledge to work effectively in various fabricating and welding occupations. Successful learners will: Demonstrate their ability to achieve national occupational standards set by Semta, the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies


What qualifications do I need?

Apprentices should be employed within an appropriate Engineering environment. Apprentices will be invited to attend a short informal interview prior to the course commencing and to undertake initial assessment to demonstrate the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required. Apprentices will be allocated a personal tutor for guidance throughout the duration of the course.


The process of assessment requires the demonstration of skills together with appropriate knowledge and understanding to a specified standard. Assessment of the NVQ is based on a combination of observation, questioning and collection of evidence from the workplace.

Fees & Costs

This course is fully funded if the Apprentice is aged under 19. If the Apprentice is 19+ then a £750 employer contribution is required. If the Apprentice is aged 24+ the please contact us for more information about 24+ learner loans.


On successful completion of this Programme, you could progress onto the College’s HNC and HND in General Engineering, and then could progress onto the second year of an Undergraduate degree at University in a related subject.

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