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Level 3 Extended NVQ Diploma In Fabrication And Welding Engineering at Salford and Trafford Engineering Group Training Association (STEGTA) Ltd.

Course description

Fabrication is the manufacture of items and structures from metals. You will be involved with making and building things from metal using methods such as cutting, shaping, and welding. Anything made from metal could be classed as a fabrication. Welding is a process that uses heat to join the metal parts of a fabrication together.

This apprenticeship would be suitable for anyone who is looking to work as a Plater/Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker or Welder.

Course content

The Apprenticeship Framework for this qualification includes:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication And Welding Engineering (comptenece based portfolio of evidence)
  • Day release at College to complete Level 3 BTEC
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if required
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities)

Entry requirements

  • Normally 5 A-C GCSE grades including Maths, English, Science and ICT
  • Strong interest in engineering and science
  • Computer literate
  • Willing to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Enthusiastic 


You will be required to undertake online Maths, English and ICT assessments to ensure you are working at a suitable level for this programme.

You will also undertake a short online multiple choice engineering aptitude assessment.


Financial information

The salary for each Apprenticeship position is determined by the employer.

The National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage is £3.30 per hour, however some employers may choose to pay a higher salary.

Future opportunities

Job Roles could include:

  • Manual Welding
  • Welding Machine Settings & Operating
  • Sheet Metal Working (3mm or less)
  • Plate Working (3mm upwards)
  • Structural Steelwork
  • Pipe & Tube Fabrication

Further information

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact the STEGTA Buisness Development Department on 0161 877 4078 or email

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 December 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Nicola McGivern
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01618774078
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