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Engineering Manufacture: Fabrication and Welding

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is available to new starters until 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Fitter Welder
  • Maintenance Welding Operative
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Semi skilled sheet metal worker
  • Welder (thick plate semi-skilled) / Fabricator (thick plate semi-skilled)
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Certificate in Engineering - Military
  • Certificate in Engineering Technologies
  • Certificate in Fabrication and Welding Practice
  • Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance
  • Certificate in Positional Welding
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology
  • Diploma in Machining (Development knowledge)
  • Extended Certificate in Engineering (Specialist: Manufacturing Engineering)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.