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Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

This apprenticeship develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours which are necessary to become a metal fabricator in the engineering manufacturing sector.

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.

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  • Entry Requirements
    • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including Maths at grade 5 or above, English and a Science


    • A level 2 engineering qualification with Maths and English at level 2
  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    42 Months

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    42 months on a day release basis (attending college one day per week)

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    EAL Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

    Level 2 in English and Maths (a pre-requisite for entry on to the apprenticeship).

    How is my course assessed?

    The end-point assessment has two distinct components:

    • a practical test to assess the apprentices ability to apply core skills in metal fabrication.

    • a professional discussion to assess knowledge, skills and behaviours across the standard, which will be informed by the candidates portfolio of evidence

Starting 06/09/2021



Duration 42 Months

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 42 Months

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“I wanted to become a mechanic and college offered different courses for me to be able to achieve my career goals”

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