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Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding (Advanced)

This work based course develops the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of careers working in the engineering industry.
Course description: 

This course develops the skills, knowledge and competence needed to work at skilled operator level in order to be an effective employee within the Engineering sector.  All training on this course is delivered in the workplace or at college, on a day release basis.

It covers essential fabrication and welding engineering skills like safety, engineering communications and teamwork, as well as specialist technical knowledge and skills.

In this course, you will learn how to produce sheet metal and platework components, and to prepare and using manual TIG or plasma-arc welding equipment  and weld materials by the manual TIG and plasma arc welding process.

This Apprenticeship is ideal for developing skills and knowledge whilst working within the engineering sector. This qualification offers the unique opportunity to earn and learn in this sector.  Real work experience, which is personalised to each student’s aspirations and interests, is integrated into the programme.

This Apprenticeship is built up of a framework consisting of:

  • EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding (QCF)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT
Entry requirements: 

You must have complete the Level 2 Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship in order to progress onto this Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. As an apprenticeship is a work based qualification, applicants should either have an employer who has agreed to support them, or be seeking an apprenticeship position through our vacancies list. Once you have secured a position with an employer your training can begin. If you have an employer who is interested in supporting you in completing an Apprenticeship, please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on Freephone: 0800 328 3616 or email employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. For further information, please see: https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice


Training and assessments are mainly delivered in the workplace with day release at college.  Assessment is via a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, practical assessments and projects.

Career progression: 

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as a Sheet Metal Worker, Plater / Fabricator or Welder.


Please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk


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2 years