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Engineering (Fabrication and Welding) (Level 2 Apprenticeship)

ETCAL
Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

A welder will work with metals and alloys, cut and join composite materials, such as plastics, using specialist methods. Progressing to L3, you will need an understanding of safe working practices. Tasks may include: setting out materials to be cut or joined• following engineering instructions and drawings• inspecting and testing cuts and joins, using precision measuring instruments• operating the semi-automatic spot-welding equipment used in high volume production lines. You will work in the construction and engineering, transport, aerospace and offshore oil and gas industries. Welders interpret drawings and translate these into accurate structures and products. Welders join sections, pipe & plate and fabricate large and small pressure vessels. Participation may lead to exciting employment opportunities or lead to progression on higher level courses. Enrichment activities include competing in Regional and UK Competitions with the aim of representing your country at a World Skills event. Students who enter programme without Maths, English and ICT at grade C or above must also attend additional essential skills classes which allows for progression to Level 3.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Springtown
    Greystone

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: ETCAL Level 2 Apprenticeship NI Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: ETCAL Level 2 Apprenticeship NI Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
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Course Modules

  • 600/0881/7 L2 Diploma in Engineering (Fab & Weld)
  • 601/1688/2 L2 NVQ Performing Eng Operations (PEO)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. Applicants without ICT @ Level 2 must commit to attending an additional class for this to be achieved in the first year of programme.PT evening ICT classes @nwrc will be available prior to September 2023.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade O5 or above. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed. Applicants without ICT @ Level 2 must commit to attending an additional class for this to be achieved in first year of programme. PT evening ICT classes @nwrc will be available prior to September 2023.

Work Placement

Employment is an integral part of your qualification. You will attend NWRC 1 day per week or as agreed with NWRC and employer (block)

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful candidates can progress into full time employment or continue to a Level 3 qualification. Other options for progression include a Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, and a Degree in Engineering

Career Prospects

Welders can work in shipyards, power stations and off-shore structures and in a diverse range of manufacturing industries. There is currently a huge demand for good welders Salary estimates Starter: £16,000 to £19,000 Experienced: £20,000 to £30,000, Highly Experienced: £35,000. All of our lecturers in Welding and Fabrication completed their L3 apprenticeship and joined the teaching team after experience in industry.

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