Fabrication & Welding Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

This course is ideal if you are working as a fabricator or welder and wish to improve your skills and knowledge. Level 3 will build on existing knowledge and develop advanced skills in machining, electrical and welding.

What will I learn?

The engineering sector has a long tradition of offering apprenticeship frameworks as a means of meeting the skills requirements for its sector. The framework has kept pace with technological change within each of the subsectors and remains highly relevant to their skills training needs. The framework has been designed to address the skills gaps and shortages identified above, and address the issue of an ageing workforce by attracting young people into the engineering industry and providing them with the skills, knowledge and experience which employers are seeking. In addition the Apprenticeship provides a progression route that the existing workforce can use to up-skill themselves to meet the technical, economic and environmental changes.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by a portfolio of assessment, verbal or written questioning, witness testimony and assessor observations. Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. In order to demonstrate consistent competent performance for a unit, a minimum of three different examples of performance of the unit activity will be required.

What may it lead to?

The completion of this qualification provides a base for progression to Level 3 qualifications.

Entry Requirements

To enrol you need to be aged 16 and over and we do require at least 2 GCSE at grade C or above preferably in English and Maths and Level 2 in Fabrication and Welding.

Additional Information & Other Costs

If you are interested in this apprenticeship, contact Canterbury College and complete an online apprenticeship form. If you meet the requirements, you will be invited for an interview and be given advice and guidance on how to proceed. There are no apprenticeship course fees charged for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18. For those aged 19 and over, fees do apply. Contact us for more information. For further information contact the Active Links Team on 01227 811 315 or email

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Course Fees

What you pay in course fees will depend on your personal circumstances and age. To find out more, visit our Fees page. If you are aged 19 or above, you may qualify for a Advanced Learning Loan.