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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.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

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
Qualifications

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.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
TUV UK Ltd 020 8680 7711
TWI Certification Ltd 01223 899614
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.