This Modern Apprenticeship programme covers both the practical work based skills as well as the academic underpinning knowledge required to work within the Fabrication and Welding engineering industry.
Over the duration of the programme, Candidates will be assessed in their normal working environment to satisfactorily complete the PEO Level 2 SVQ and the Level 3 SVQ in Fabrication and Welding Engineering. The PEO Level 2 must be completed prior to starting the Level 3 award.
Candidates will also be required to attend college on a day release basis for the duration of the programme. Whilst at college, the candidates will study towards the completion of the NC Fabrication and Welding Engineering award. The National Certificate course provides fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to progress within the Fabrication and Welding Engineering discipline.
The PEO Level 2 SVQ consists of eight units, three mandatory and five optional. The three mandatory units include, Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational safety requirements, working efficiently and effectively in engineering and using and communicating technical Information. The five optional units will be selected to suit the needs of the employer, ensuring that the candidate develops skills matching his/her daily work.
The Level 3 SVQ focuses on industry specific fabrication and welding skills deemed appropriate to the Candidate and employer needs.
The National Certificate course includes the following subjects: Mathematics Craft 1, Engineering: Information Technology, Communications, Health and Safety, Welding Processes, Fabrication Processes, Pattern Development Drawing, Graphical communications, Fabrication Skills, MMA Welding Skills, MIG/MAG Welding Skills, TIG Welding Skills, Engineering Materials and Computer Aided Draughting.
Successful completion of each subject involves a number of written and practical assessments.
On completion of the Modern Apprenticeship programme, Candidates will be qualified and appropriately skilled to work in the Fabrication and Welding industry as time served Fabrication and Welding engineers.
With suitable experience, Candidates could progress to Supervisor/Foreman level working within the Oil and Gas, Structural Engineering, Shipbuilding or Renewables industries.
Candidates must be employed within the Fabrication and Welding industry.