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Metal Fabricator

Manufacturing metal for engineering and engineering construction work.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
42 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • health and safety regulations
  • planning and preparing metal for fabrication
  • checking materials against detailed engineering plans
  • using appropriate tools to shape and form metal materials
  • inspecting and testing work against required standards
  • apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to register with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Royal Aeronautical Society.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.