Fabrication and Welding Engineering (1781)

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2013
The NVQ Diplomas in Fabrication and Welding Engineering cover essential fabrication and welding engineering skills like safety, engineering communications and teamwork, as well as specialist technical knowledge and skills.
This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.
This qualification is for anyone working in fabrication and welding. There are options to suit a wide range of specialisms and skill levels.
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 from options including:

  • manual welding
  • sheet metalwork
  • pipework fabrication
  • thermal cutting.
You will learn in the work environment. Assessment will also take place in the workplace.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in engineering and have some knowledge and skills in the industry, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You will be able to demonstrate your competence in joining, welding, cutting or forming of materials using one or more of the fabrication and welding processes

Level 3
You are working in engineering and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard. You will be able to demonstrate your competence in more complex welding positions and shaping and forming of materials.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

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

  • Plater/Fabricator
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Steel Erector/Fabricator
  • Welder.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment - 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 2 and 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding Engineering (1681) can gain fast-track approval for this qualification.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 3

This level is ideal if you are working in Fabrication and Welding Engineering and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard

There are two options available at this Level:

  • NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - seven qualifications.
  • NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - six qualifications.

The Extended Diplomas are a requirement of the Advanced Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship framework.

To gain these qualifications you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units.  Examples of units  include:

  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation.
  • Welding Materials with Mechanised Arc Welding Equipment
  • Cutting Sheetmetal to Shape using Hand and Machine Tools.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

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

  • Plater/Fabricator
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Steel Erector/Fabricator
  • Welder.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Manual Welding (1781-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Manual Welding

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Welding Machine Setting and Operating (1781-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Welding Machine Setting and Operating

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Sheet Metalworking (3mm or less) (1781-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Sheet Metalworking (3mm or less)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Plateworking (3mm upwards) (1781-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Plateworking (3mm upwards)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Structural Steelwork (1781-34)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Structural Steelwork

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Pipe and Tube Fabrication (1781-35)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Pipe and Tube Fabrication

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Composite Fabrication (1781-36)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Composite Fabrication

  • Accreditation No: 600/2094/5 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: 80 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 316 - 974 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Manual Welding (1781-60)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Manual Welding

  • Accreditation No: 600/2093/3 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: 151 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 516 - 1123 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Welding Machine Setting and Operating (1781-61)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Welding Machine Setting and Operating

  • Accreditation No: 600/2093/3 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: 151 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 516 - 1123 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Sheet Metalworking (3mm or less) (1781-62)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Sheet Metalworking (3mm or less)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2093/3 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: 151 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 516 - 1123 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Plateworking (3mm upwards) (1781-63)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Plateworking (3mm upwards)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2093/3 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: 151 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 516 - 1123 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Structural Steelwork (1781-64)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Structural Steelwork

  • Accreditation No: 600/2093/3 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: 151 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 516 - 1123 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Pipe and Tube Fabrication (1781-65)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2013 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering - Pipe and Tube Fabrication

  • Accreditation No: 600/2093/3 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: 151 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 516 - 1123 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: 31/10/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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