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ETCAL Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering

Level 3


The Level 3 Diploma covers a range of fabrication and welding disciplines related to the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. It allows learners to demonstrate their occupational competence through the development of skills and gaining of knowledge. It also covers the competency component of a Level 3 Apprenticeship.


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Course Content

Core Units: Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements; Composing and interpreting engineering drawings and documents; Working efficiently and effectively in engineering. Selected units are chosen to support learners in one of the following pathways: Manual Welding; Welding Machine Setting and Operating; Sheet Metalworking; Structural Steelwork; Pipe and Tube Fabrication; Plateworking.

Assessment Method

Practical evidence will be assessed in the workplace. Knowledge evidence will be assessed by completion of City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, involving a number of written and practical assessments.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete Level 3 may progress into supervisory, managerial or technical fields within the Engineering industry. Alternatively, learners may wish to progress to a Level 4 HNC in Engineering, a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeship.

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Entry Requirements

This may suit those currently in employment and wish to have their competence within the Engineering sector recognised.

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Course Costs

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