Fabrication and Welding Advanced L3 Apprenticeship Framework
Type: Full Time
Subject: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information
Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information
Who is it for
Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job–specific skills. Off the job training is on a day–release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full–time education can apply.
Interview Skills Assessment
All candidates will be invited to an interview with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers and will take part in an assessment.
What will I need
Entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above. A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website – https://www.peterborough.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship–vacancies/
What is covered
This apprenticeship involves the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in fabrication and welding, the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems.
The apprenticeship will cover manual welding, welding machine setting and operation, forming and joining metal and using different methods of carrying out sheet metal cutting.
Apprentices are expected to attend college for 1 day a week as part of 20% off–the–job training. Additional off–the–job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.
How is the course assessed
Coursework, exams and practical observations.
What can this course lead to
Successful learners can continue to work within the fabrication and welding industry and gain promotion or learners could progress to an HNC.
Are there any additional costs
Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer.
A fabrication and welding apprentice could expect to work unsociable hours, weekends and even be on 24 hour call out service. Working conditions may sometimes be confined and you may have to work outside in all weathers. Some work may be at height, outside buildings or on rooftops.
An employed status Apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour, although many Apprentices earn more than this
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training
Nationally recognised qualifications:
• Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication & Welding
• Level 3 ABC Diploma in Fabrication & Welding
• Level 2 Functional Skills Maths
• Level 2 Functional Skills English
• Level 2 Functional Skills ICT