Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding

What does a Level 3 Fabrication and Welding Apprentice do?

- Works safely and efficiently in a fabrication and welding environment
- Produces various fabricated components using engineering drawings and documents
- Fabrications, including thick and thin plate
- Marking out using hand tools
- Cutting by shearing machines
- Drilling
- Forming, folding and rolling
- Produces various welded joints using a range of welding processes - MIG/MAG, TIG/TAG and MMA
- Oxy-fuel cutting on a range of sections and thickness of materials
- Fabrication using grinding machinery
- Developing and marking out templates
- Cutting using saws
- Slinging, lifting moving materials and components

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have/be:
- Minimum of Level 1 English and Maths
- Good Punctuality
- Motivated
- Good practical and concentration skills
- The ability to achieve high standards of accuracy whilst working under pressure
- The ability to work as part of a large team of craftsmen/women, technicians and engineers
- Good interpersonal skills
- Safety awareness is essential
- Ability to meet target dates/deadlines

What is the duration of the course?

Level 3 in Fabrication and Welding takes approximately 36 months to complete dependent on the job role and level of work carried out.

How can I progress in Fabrication and Welding?

After completing your Level 3, you can move on to your Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

What Qualifications will I gain?

1. Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding:
The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) will be gained through assessments in the workplace along with knowledge questions.

2. Technical Certificate Level 3 in Fabrication & Welding:
The Technical Certificate will be gained by a day release program and examination over a two year period.

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):
Employment Rights and Responsibilities cover legislation and other key policies you need to know and understand, relevant to your job role.

4. Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths, English and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully.

5. PLTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills):
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS:
- Independent Enquirers
- Creative Thinkers
- Reflective Learners 
- Team Workers
- Self-managers 
- Effective Participators