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Plate Welder apprenticeship Standard Level 3

This occupation is found in a wide range of sectors associated with the Fabrication, Construction and upgrade of major capital plant items and facilities. This will include Structural Steel fabrication and construction. Plate Welders may be employed in any size of organisation from small companies to large multi-national organisations.

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  • Course Description

    The broad purpose of the occupation is to manually weld plate and structural components to high standards of quality. This will involve fabrication, construction or repair of fabricated plate assemblies, extrusions and structural components (e.g. Channel, H-Beams, I-Beams etc.) used often used to fabricate larger components and assemblies. Plate welders will weld to internationally recognised quality standards using more than one manual arc welding process. Each welding process requiring significantly different welding equipment, assemblies, controls, skills and techniques, and represents an individual production process. Each material type requires specific controls and techniques to achieve a satisfactory weld. Plate welding contributes to the UK economy through the fabrication, construction and upgrade of major infrastructure projects, defence assets and exported goods. Plate welders are employed by the supply chain organisations or the direct owner/operator. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the safety, quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant plate welding specification. They work autonomously, or on occasion as part of a wider team, reporting to a workplace supervisor.

  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSE grades C or 4 and above to include maths English & Science

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    Higher National Certificate in Engineering

  • Additional Information

    How is my course assessed?

    Assessment is by internally assessed assignments and will be in a number of different forms eg practical assessment, reports; workbooks; presentations and project work. The End Point Assessment will include a Multiple-choice knowledge test, A Professional Discussion and a Practical Skills test and given a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Day release over 3 years, and work based assessments

Wisbech

Part-Time

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Lydia Appleton

Motor Vehicle Level 2 & 3

Lydia completed level 2 and level 3 Motor Vehicle qualifications at the college and is now completing an apprenticeship with A.T. Johnson, a specialised company that supplies parts to the motor industry in the East of England

“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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Bradley O'Cruelly

Motor Vehicle Service and Repair - Level 3

Bradley achieved Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair to a very high standard, prior to starting Level 3.

Bradley said “I’ve been given the opportunity to do work experience along with my tutors as their TSO, helping other students and looking after the workshop as it gives me a diverse view on a different, but vital, area of the motor industry.”

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