Level 3 Apprenticeship in Welding and Fabrication

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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Welding and Fabrication

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This apprenticeship covers the advanced level knowledge and understanding of welding and fabrication.

The programme includes the use and interpretation of engineering data and documentation, preparation and use of manual metal arc welding equipment, semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc welding equipment and general fabrication and welding applications.

Optional units include advanced engineering science, producing plate fabrications and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding.

Course length

The normal duration for completion is 3 years for an advanced apprenticeship, unless individual circumstances (such as significant prior learning) enable the learner to make exceptional progress and complete within this time. The course has to last a minimum of 12 months.

Training and support

A welding and fabrication apprentice will need to attend the Academy two days a week to complete the relevant learning for successful completion of the ‘technical certificate’. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace by the employer. The apprentice will be assigned an Apprentice Co-ordinator who will visit every 6 – 10 weeks to ensure the apprentice and the employer are happy with progress and achievement.

All advanced apprentices will need to attain a Level 2 Functional Skill qualification in English, Mathematics and ICT or have c grades or above at GCSE level.












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Functional Skills

English, Mathematics and ICT
(Level 2)

Other Units

+ Module on Employment Rights and Responsibilities
+ Module on Personal Learning and Thinking Skills