Welding & Fabrication


Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture (England) – Framework code FR02230 dated 01 July 2013

Level 3, Pathway 6 – Fabrication and Welding

Description of this pathway
Fabrication and Welding (Craft and Technician) - total minimum credit value = 194 credits
Pathway duration approximately 42 months depending on the qualification and unit options selected

Job title - Job roles

Sheet Metal Worker - Use metals/materials up to 3mm thick working from drawings to mark out shapes on the metal before cutting out. Cut, shape and join materials using
hand/CNC cutting and pressing machines/thermal cutting equipment, fabricate
and assemble pipework.

Plater/Fabricator -Using metals/materials more than 3 millimetres thick working from engineering drawings and templates to mark out, cut and shape materials using manual or automated processes including thermal cutting equipment and join materials using fasteners or welding methods

Welder - Join sections, pipes, tubes or plates together by a manual or automated process. Plan, implement and monitor welding resources and activities, quality check welds, identify and solve problems. They usually specialise in more than one welding process according to product produced

Qualification requirements:

Competence qualification

Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding (QCF)
No C1a, Ref no. 600/9932/X Awarding Organisation EAL Credit Value 151, Guided Leaning hours 516.

Knowledge qualification

Diploma in Engineering Technology
No K2, Ref no. 501/1130/9, Awarding organisation EAL, Credit value 78, Guided learning hours 600.

Transferable skills

Functional Skills in English – Level 2, Ref no. 500/8683/2, Awarding organisation – edexcel, Credit Value – 5.
Functional Skills in Mathematics – Level 2, Ref no. 500/8907/9, Awarding organisation – edexel, Credit Value – 5.
Functional Skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Level 2, Ref no. 500/9827/5, Awarding organisation – edexcel, Credit value – 5.

Employee rights and responsibilities

Method 2 – workbook, Awarding organisation SEMTA.

Personal learning and thinking skills assessment and recognition (England)

Method 1a Qualification, Ref no. 600/2019/2, Awarding Organisation – EAL, Credit valve 6 Guided learning hours 60