Fabrication – Level 3

Fabricators work with metal such as steel and aluminium, cutting, shaping and forming it to exact specifications and assemble components and structures from engineering drawings. Welding and flame cutting skills are also included.

What Will Be Covered:

You will receive comprehensive off the job training across a range of trade disciplines. Training will be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery found in the workplace.

Depending on the craft area you choose you will learn how to read drawings, measure and mark out shapes i.e. square, rectangular, circular and irregular, how to use hand tools and drills, how to weld and the equipment used and how to cut materials using oxy-fuel gas cutting equipment.

Career Opportunities:

A skilled fabricator is a valuable asset to a company, is paid well and can work anywhere in the world, working for small family businesses or multi-national companies in the oil, petro-chemical or construction industries. Fabricators often become engineers or estimators, working in procurement sales or management. Some even go on to own their own companies.

Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs, 9-4/A-C including Maths, English & ICT.

Additional Study:

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. You will also cover topics relating to Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning, Thinking Skills.

Location and Assess Or Frequency:

1st year of the apprenticeship will be off-the-job and based within NETA’s training Centre. The remaining duration of the programme will be based on-site within the workplace and you will be visited by a Competent Assessor.


42-48 months.

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