Level 3 Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship Standard


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grade 4 or higher (inc. English and Maths) or vocational equivelants. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

A suitable qualification in ICT is desirable but not essential .We request a school or college report and / or an employer reference.

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What's Next

With this qualification you could move into employment.

What's Involved

This occupation is found in the advanced manufacturing engineering and engineering construction sectors.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.

Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories or on operational sites.Fabricators use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thicknesses from 0.5mm up to over 20mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, pipefitters, fitters, machinists, riggers, steel erectors, stores personnel, painters and many others involved in manufacturing, production, maintenance and repair.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the health, safety and environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.

The course involves attendance at College for one day a week, completing both exam based and assignment based assessment. This course is over a duration of 42 months.

Course Assessment Method

The course involves attendance at College for one day a week, completing both exam based and assignment based assessment.

You will be required to complete an End Point Assessment to prove competency on your Apprenticeship Standard.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 3
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: August 2021

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