Engineering Construction (2660)

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2015
There are a number of pathways to successfully achieving this qualification in engineering construction, enabling you to boost the specialist knowledge and skills you need for roles such as pipefitter and rigger.

This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

This qualification is suitable for those working, or looking for work, in a number of roles within the engineering construction industry.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • plate work
  • steel erection
  • pipe fitting
  • welding
  • rigging
  • mechanical fitting.

You will learn in a suitable classroom and/or workshop environment.

Assessment will include a multiple choice test and centre devised practical assignments.

Level 3 is ideal if you are a more experienced learner with an understanding and practical experience of specialist engineering construction technologies and principles. It can also be used as part of an Advanced Engineering Construction Apprenticeship.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering construction roles including:

  • Pipefitter
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Steel Erector
  • Rigger (Moving Loads)
  • Plater
  • Pipe Welder
  • Plate Welder.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook.

Centres currently offering the Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Construction (2456) have automatic approval to offer this qualification.
Learners must be aged over 16.

Level 3

This provides more experienced learners with an understanding and practical experience of specialist engineering construction technologies and principles. It can also be used as part of an Advanced Engineering Construction Apprenticeship.

There are six qualifications available at this Level. To gain a qualification you must complete one mandatory unit and a number of optional units. These include:

  • Hand cutting and shaping processes.
  • Assembly and erection of structural steelwork
  • Fabrication, installation and dismantling of pipe work systems
  • Welding with the manual metal-arc (MMA) process.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering construction roles including:

  • Pipefitter
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Steel Erector
  • Rigger (Moving Loads)
  • Plater
  • Pipe Welder
  • Plate Welder.

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Fabrication Steel Erecting (QCF) (2660-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Fabrication Steel Erecting (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2639/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Fabrication Platework (QCF) (2660-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Fabrication Platework (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2639/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Moving Loads (QCF) (2660-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Moving Loads (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2639/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Fabrication Pipefitting (QCF) (2660-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Fabrication Pipefitting (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2639/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Mechanical Fitting (QCF) (2660-34)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Mechanical Fitting (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2639/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Welding (QCF) (2660-35)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction - Welding (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2639/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 403 - 590 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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