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Welding - level 2

Working with metals to create high-strength welds in 2 welding positions, using at least 1 arc welding process.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • welding principles and techniques such as arc processes, and joint types and positions
  • using welding tools, equipment and consumables
  • general welding, including producing car, ship and rail components
  • identifying and understanding the causes of welding faults
  • completing and checking finished welds, including meeting international standards for dimensional and surface inspection
  • using documents and reporting systems to work to a welding procedure specification
  • health and safety practices and requirements

One of the following standards - regarded as licences to practice in welding:

  • AWS D1.1
  • BS4872
  • ISO 9606

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
TWI Certification Ltd 01223 899614