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Metal fabricator (level 3)

Manufacturing anything that can be fabricated out of metal such as bridges, oil rigs and ships.

Level
3
Equivalent to A level
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£27,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
  • Comply with environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
  • Obtain, check and use the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Carry out relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity
  • Undertake the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment
  • Carry out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment
  • Deal promptly and effectively with problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel
  • Complete any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity
  • Restore the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location
  • Identify and follow correct Metal work instructions, specifications, drawing etc.
  • Mark out using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Cut and form Metal for the production of fabricated products
  • Produce and assemble Metal products to required specification and quality requirements
  • Identify and follow correct joining instructions, specifications, drawing etc.
  • Carry out the relevant preparation before starting the joining fabrication activity
  • Set up, check, adjust and use joining and related equipment
  • Weld joints in accordance with approved welding procedures and quality requirements

Full information on Metal fabricator (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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