Apprenticeship in Welding Level 2 | Ashington Campus | ENG0068P |Northumberland College

Apprenticeship in Welding Level 2

Ashington Campus
Course Code:
Awarding Body:

Apprenticeship in Welding Level 2 and also Functional Skills at the relevant level.

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

If you are employed in the fabrication and welding industry and want an Apprenticeship then this is the programme for you.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should have four GCSEs at Grade D including English, Maths and Science, or a relevant Level 1 Qualification and be employed in the industry.

What will I study on the course?

You will choose one of three route ways:

ENG0068P - Welding and Fabrication

ENG0083P - Performing Manufacturing Operations

ENG0084P - Performing Engineering Operations

You will explore engineering theory and practice hands-on skills you develop in the workplace in a test environment. Ideal if you are employed in a mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, electronic engineering, welding, fabrication, performing manufacturing operations or performing engineering operations role.

The 2800 level 2 technical certificate will be on a Monday from 9.00am - 4.00pm. The day will be split between classroom theoretical studies and workshop practical training. The PEO course runs from September till June with students attending college one day a week (Wed) for 30 weeks. Students will complete three mandatory core units and three optional practical units.

The PEO practical tasks will be assessed throughout the course, by the course team, to ensure competency. Students will collate a portfolio of evidence that indicates competence and understanding of each chosen unit. Portfolio and practical tasks will be submitted for final grading when fully complete. The 2800 technical certificate will be assessed by a number of online examinations, written tests and practical assessments.

The 3268 practical welding skills can be done which will enhance the student's practical welding skills.

Apprenticeship in Welding Level 2 and also Functional Skills at the relevant level.

Progression onto the advanced apprenticeship Level 3.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

DofEDisability ConfidentEU Social FundMatrixNorth Connect