Engineering and Manufacturing

Awarding organisation

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Qualfications on Offer:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Practice
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (if not achieved at level 2)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (if not achieved at level 2)

Summary of course

There is a high demand for qualified welders and fabricators. This Apprenticeship will help to train your workforce to national standards. An Apprenticeship can be tailored to suit the daily routines of your business, resulting in optimum effectiveness from a loyal employee with minimum disruption to your company. The average duration for this course is 36 months.

Examples of pathways available:

  • Manual Welding
  • Sheet metalworking
  • Structural Steel working

What will I study?

The units you are likely to study are:

Core Units:

  • Engineering health and safety
  • Engineering principles
  • Principles of mechanical manufacturing engineering

Specialist Units:

  • Manual metal arc welding of materials
  • MIG welding of materials
  • TIG welding of materials
  • Plate work fabrication of materials
  • Sheet metalwork fabrication of materials
  • Fabrication and erection of structural steelwork
  • Pattern development for fabrication

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:

Awarding Body specification.

How is the course assessed?

QCF's are evaluated through:

  • A series of practical assessments
  • A portfolio of work The Technical Certificate is assessed through:
  • Theory based tests
  • Assignments Functional Skills are assessed through tests where appropriate.

Who is this course for?

Welding is one of the few remaining crafts used in manufacture and construction and an Apprenticeship will increase your skills and knowledge whilst working within that environment. This means you will learn the skills that work best for your company. Apprenticeships can make you more productive and effective by addressing your skills gaps.

Progression and Career Opportunities

HND/HNC courses for management in engineering.

Entry Requirements for new students

You will need:

  • a Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations qualification
  • to be in relevant employment to start an Apprenticeship
  • to achieve a minimum of 50% in a Level 2 diagnostics in English and Mathematics at interview

*All applicants will be invited in for interview.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studies as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).

In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.

Interview Requirements

Be prepared to sit English and maths assessments and achieve 50% in both assessments.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Benefits to company:

  • Give your company a competitive advantage
  • Training relative to the engineering industry
  • Skilled staff
  • Increased quality in work resulting in more business

Benefits to individual:

  • Maximise future opportunities
  • Gain a qualification whilst gaining valuable work experience
  • Train in an industry with a high demand for skilled staff

Course fee information

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