Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Engineering – Fabrication & Welding

Engineering - Fabrication & Welding

Welding Engineering Construction Pipework Course

C&G Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding

Aimed at fabricators, pipe and plate welders wishing to develop specialist welding techniques this qualification offers individuals a chance to demonstrate and be recognised for occupational competence.

If not taken as an apprenticeship – cost:


Is this course right for me?

This apprenticeship qualification has been designed to assess and verify your understanding, knowledge and skills in being able to carry out fabrication and welding activities in the engineering construction industry.

Find out more about starting an apprenticeship on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Are you an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice?

Find out more about apprenticeships and the advantages for you as an Employer on our Employer Training page.
  • Two GCSEs at grade E or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Essential Skills Qualifications, in Application of Number and Communication, may be an acceptable equivalent to GCSEs
  • There is normally no direct entry to this course, you would need to progress from the successful completion of previous level in this subject area or similar
  • Life skills, experience and maturity are important
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

Units to be studied include:

  • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction
  • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction
  • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment
  • Shape components of fabricated steel structures by material removal using hand tools in engineering construction
  • Assemble components of steel fabrications to meet specification in engineering construction
  • Manually form components to specification in engineering construction
  • Join materials by manually controlled welding process in engineering construction

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace evidence
  • If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • No additional equipment required
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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