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NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering (Level 3)

Key course information

Engineering and Manufacturing


1 year

Part time

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Course Overview

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.This course will appeal to you if you are a Sheet Metal Workers, Plater / Fabricator or a Welder. It 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 organising, leading, or have work of a more complex nature.

male welding student working
an individual welding
male welding student working
an individual welding

What will I learn?

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.

Entry Requirements

The learner must be employed full-time in a welding and fabrication role.

They must be working in a role with more?responsibilities and carrying our work of a more complex?nature, than those working at Level 2.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

The course is delivered at the learners’ place of work, with the College Assessor visiting every six to eight weeks. During an assessor visit, actions are agreed and a continued portfolio of evidence 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.

Additional Costs and Information

Apart from the course fee, there is no other cost.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Engineering and Manufacturing

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

  • Drafting and Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

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