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This Apprenticeship is a brilliant way to gain new practical and professional skills, on-the-job training, nationally recognised qualifications and earn money at the same time. This Apprenticeship course is also available to those who are employed and want to upskill in the workplace.

Course Overview:

The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plates and metal sheets 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. Fabricators use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thicknesses from 0.5mm up to over 20mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.

What You Will Learn:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge), or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

  • The importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations.
  • General engineering mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations.
  • Why it is important to continually review fabrication and general engineering processes and procedures.
  • Pattern development processes, tooling and equipment.
  • Cutting and forming techniques, tooling and equipment.
  • Describe Assembly and finishing processes, tooling and equipment.

The Training Will Include:

  • Face-to-face and/or remote workshops together with online learning
  • 1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace
  • Progress reviews are to be completed with your Tutor and line manager
  • Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning
  • End-point assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements:

  • Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships.
  • In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.
  • In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies


42 months plus 3 months EPA

Professional Membership:

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • IMechE for Eng Tech
  • IET for Eng Tech
  • Royal Aeronautical Society for Eng Tech
For more information or any queries, please contact our Recruitment Lead, Nathan Finn at 01706 63417 or
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