Metal Fabricator - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: WE00025


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Course Overview

The Metal Fabricator occupation is found in the advanced manufacturing engineering and engineering construction sectors.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plates and metal sheets.

Work includes anything that can be fabricated out of metal - such as bridges, oil rigs, ships, petrochemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures and equipment supports.

Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories or on operational sites.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science

However individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their apprentices.

If you do not hold the relevant Mathematics and English qualifications, you will be expected to undertake Functional Skills at Level 2 in both subjects.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Your progress is monitored and assessments are arranged throughout the course and are usually done on-the-job and through day release or block weeks to college.

Assessment includes observation of your performance and knowledge and understanding shown in response to written and/or spoken questions, and a digital portfolio of support material containing assignments, case studies and evidence.

To achieve your qualification, you will also need to achieve a pass in the End Point Assessment.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Terms and Conditions

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