Level 3 Diploma in Fabricating Engineering Construction Steel Structures – Plating is a QCF qualification which has been designed to assess and verify your understanding, knowledge and skills in being able to carry out plating activities in the engineering construction industry. The course is aimed at existing platers working in engineering construction, and new entrants to the field and offers individuals a chance to demonstrate and be recognised for occupational competence.
Fabricating Engineering Construction Steel Structures – Plating
Achievement of this qualification will provide opportunities to progress to further qualifications at Level 3 and 4, into Management and/or Health & Safety.
To achieve this qualification candidates must complete all 7 mandatory units. Course content includes:
- Shaping components of fabricated steel structures by material removal using hand tools
- preparing work areas, materials and equipment for the fabrications of steel structures (plating)
- assembling components of steel fabrications to meet specifications
- storing steel structure fabrication related resources for further use
- manually forming components to specifications
- joining materials by manually controlled welding practices
The majority of assessment for this competence-based qualification will take place in the workplace under real work conditions, using observations by a qualified assessor and/or testimony from an Expert Witness and work products. All the identified assessment criteria must be evidenced and a holistic approach to assessment is encouraged. Your allocated assessor will visit you in your work place to access your skills on a monthly basis.
There is no prior knowledge, attainment or experience required for this qualification. Existing workers are expected to be competent by virtue of their length of service and experience and satisfactory performance in their roles, and will need to achieve the qualification in order to have this competence validated.
It is the responsibility of the employer and the assessor to ensure that candidates have the skills, potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully.
There are no age requirements for candidates undertaking the qualifications unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment in which they operate. However, it is not expected that candidates for these qualifications would be younger than 16.
- Price on application
- No Fee if this course is taken as an Apprenticeship
- Subsidies are available to eligible employed learners
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.