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.