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Fabrication and Welding Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

As an Apprentice you really do get the best of both worlds; you will earn a salary and gain real experience in the workplace with your employer as well as working towards a nationally recognised NVQ and other qualifications. Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study. This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.

Course content

• Employment should be for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with training in both the workplace and at College • Attendance at College on a regular basis, usually one day a week • You will work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Functional Skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Technical Certificates 

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship covers:

NVQ Level 3 in Fabrication and Welding Engineering, Certificate in Welding and Fabrication at level 3, Technical Certificate plus Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths. • You will also receive tuition to support the underpinning knowledge required for your NVQ • You may also have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications relevant to your employment • You will receive regular monitoring and assessment in both the workplace and at College • There are no formal examinations within the NVQ; your work is assessed on an ongoing basis 


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 related qualification. Relevant work experience will also be considered Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager


This course is continuously assessed in the workplace using a range of methods including portfolio building, on the job assessment, presentations and some qualifications have exams. 

Financial information

Apprenticeship training is currently fully funded; however this is subject to change

Further information

On completion of this course you will receive NVQ Level 3 in Performing Engineering Operations, Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Level 3, Technical Certificate and a Functional Skills qualification at level 1 for the Apprenticeship and level 2 for the Advanced Apprenticeship. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1 Year
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