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Fabrication And Welding Level 3

Programme Description



The programme provides practical welding and fabrication skills development as well as theoretical knowledge covering: manual metal arc welding, tungsten arc gas shielded welding, metal arc gas shielded welding, oxy-acetylene welding, fabrication of steel, oxy/acetylene cutting and engineering drawing.

This level 3 Fabrication and Welding learning programme follows a City and Guilds 60 credit level 3 Diploma and the Essential Skills Wales units where applicable.


Programme Features



  • Meets the Technical Certificate requirements of the Modern Apprenticeship scheme
  • Industry recognised qualification
  • Proves competence of technical and parctical ability

Progression & Employment



This programme contributes to the Modern Apprenticeship framework, recognised by employers.


Programme Content



This course builds upon the introductory units covered at L2 Fabrication & Welding course level, to extend existing knowledge and introduce new concepts and subject areas, including: The principles of fabrication and welding, engineering principles, and practice and template and pattern development.


Programme Assessment



Assessment is based upon completion of practical competence exercises, theoretical based assignments and externally set examinations.


Programme Entry Requirements



This course would normally be a follow-on from the successful completion of an NVQ level 2 and the City and Guilds 2850 level 2 course.


Additional Costs



All engineering full-time courses which include mechanical, electrical/electronic/fabrication and welding and motor vehicle, are fully funded. 

Additional costs include a contribution of £30 towards the cost of personal protective equipment.

The learner will also be required to provide their own stationery and basic classroom equipment appropriate to their course (eg pens and a calculator). 

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.