This course is aimed at individuals employed in the engineering sector, working in a role that includes the welding and fabrication of raw materials in order to create a product.
Typical work roles that would suit this course are:
Sheet Metal Worker - using metals/materials up to 3mm thick working from drawings to mark out shapes on the metal before cutting out. Cut, shape and join materials using hand/CNC cutting and pressing machines/thermal cutting equipment, fabricate and assemble pipework
Plater / Fabricator - using metals/materials more than 3 millimetres thick working from engineering drawings and templates to mark out, cut and shape materials using manual or automated processes including thermal cutting equipment and join materials using fasteners or welding methods
Welder - joining sections, pipes, tubes or plates together by a manual or automated process. Plan, implement and monitor welding resources and activities, quality check welds, identify and solve problems. They usually specialise in more than one welding process according to product produced
This course is also ideal for those who have the skills but are yet to obtain formal recognition, in the way of a recognised qualification. As this is a Level 3 course, the individual should have more responsibility than someone working at Level 2. They should ideally be orgainising, leading, or have work of a more complex nature.
Although you may have some prior knowledge and skills in the engineering sector (or possibly in a welding or fabrication role) this course will confirm your understanding of the theory behind this subject matter and the ability to put this theory into practice. You will be challenged and stretched to fill the gaps in your knowledge.
The learner must be employed full-time in a welding and fabrication role.
They must be working in a role with more responsibiities and carrying our work of a more complex nature, than those working at Level 2.
The course is delivered at the learners place of work, with the College Assessor visiting every 6-8 weeks.
During an Assessor visit, actions are agreed and a continued portfolio of evidience is built moving forward, proving the learners' understanding of the theory behind the subject matter and ability to apply this in their day to day practical activities.
Apart from the course fee, there is no other cost.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners may progress onto an NVQ Level 3 Engineering qualification, or an NVQ Level 2 in Business Inprovement Techniques.