Welding - level 3
Working with metals to create high-strength welds in pipe and plate in all welding positions, using at least 1 arc process.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 38 months
- Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- welding principles and techniques
- metallurgy and the physical and mechanical properties of materials
- high-level welding needed in safety-critical applications
- using welding tools and equipment
- multi-positional welding such as producing aero engine components, or military vehicles and equipment
- completing checks ahead of formal inspection and monitoring supporting activities
- leadership, observation and feedback to encourage improvements in working practices
- health and safety practices and requirements
One of these standards, which are regarded as licences to practice in welding:
- ASME IX
- AWS D1.1
- ISO 9606
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
This apprenticeship meets the requirements for engineering technician (EngTech) registration with the UK Engineering Council through a relevant professional engineering institution set by employer.