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Fabrication and Welding Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at City College Plymouth

Course description

This Apprenticeship will train you in the practical skills needed to produce components from sheet metal, fabricating and welding. As an Apprentice, you'll be earning while you learn. We'll teach you the skills you need to make a career in a variety of industries as a welder or fabricator, and you'll be drawing a wage and learning on the job whilst employed with a local company. You'll need to be able to follow complex blueprints, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to follow instructions to work safely in a potentially hazardous workplace. Be warned, it's not an easy option. You'll need to be focused and work to a high standard, but if you are determined, the rewards are there in this thriving industry. The Advanced Apprenticeship is perfect for those who have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship and are looking to build a further knowledge based and increase their qualifications. We'll take the skills you already have and help you further develop them as we delve into more complex aspects of Engineering Maintenance. 

Course content

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma - completed at work with the help of a College assessor
  • Level 3 Technical Diploma - completed at College with various tutors
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT level 2 - completed at College
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) - completed at work alongside the NVQ3
  • Employement Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) - completed at work and at College.

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this apprenticeship will be through completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship and a recommendation from the College based on the Technical Diploma results at level 2.


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

Future opportunities

Successful completion will greatly enhance job opportunities and progression. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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