Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Welding

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Welding

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Welding


A Level 3 Apprenticeship in Welding is designed for those who are fully competent in manual welding using at least one arc process in all welding positions and who want to develop the knowledge and skills already possessed. It can be completed by staff already in the industry or a new apprentice.

Subjects you may cover include:

  • Produce good quality welds in pipe and/or plate using three welding process/material type combinations (TIG, PAW, MMA, MIG/MAG, FCAW) and (Carbon and Low Alloy Steel, High Alloy Ferritic/Martensitic Steel, Austenitic Stainless Steel, Nickel and Nickel Alloys, Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys) covering all welding positions (Downhand, Horizontal, Vertical, Overhead, Inclined)
  • Attain a qualification in accordance with one of the following standards: ISO 9606 / ASME IX / AWS D1.1, determined by the employer. N.B. These are regarded as licences to practice in welding
  • Achieve a quality of work to meet international standards for dimensional, surface inspection (Visual, Magnetic Particle and Dye Penetrant Inspection) and volumetric inspection (Radiography, Ultrasonics)
  • Position, assemble, prepare and check the welding equipment
  • Receive, handle and maintain consumables
  • Prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding
  • Check weld preparation and assembly prior to welding and accept for production
  • Complete progressive and final checks on the finished weld prior to release for formal inspection and report into the production control system
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above

After this course, you will gain a Level 3 Welding qualification. You can then progress onto NVQ Level  4 Welding.

College attendance will be required on block release. You will receive regular workplace visits and you will sit a number of exams during the length of your programme. You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence as well as end point assessment.

This Apprenticeship requires grades C’s or above in Maths and English. Level 2 Welding.

Course Summary

Length of study:
3 years


Study campus:
Henley & City

Course level:
Level 3

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