Welding Level 3 (Standard)

Joining materials to construct assemblies in a range of positions

Who is it for?

Those who need to develop existing skills in welding (multi-positional) to take on more complex work.

Course Details

  • Duration: 38 Months
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  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • English Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)


  • Programme Induction
  • Block and/or day release training
  • Training in the workplace
  • Formative assessment throughout the programme
  • Regular progress reviews

Off-the-job Training

  • Within this apprenticeship there is an expectation that 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training.

Course Overview


  • Physical and mechanical properties and weldability of welded materials
  • Fundamentals of welding metallurgy
  • Common arc welding processes, joint types and welding positions
  • Major components of welding/ancillary equipment and parameters
  • Terminology, operation and controls for general welding processes
  • Causes and detection of typical welding defects and reduction
  • Different types and functions of welding consumables and correct storage, handling and recycling
  • Identify/select correct consumables
  • Correct storage, handling and segregation of materials and tooling
  • Hazards and health, safety and quality requirements when welding
  • Know how to monitor supporting activities often provided by others
  • Know how to interpret and work to a welding procedure specification
  • Role in/operation of welding quality documents and reporting systems


  • Produce good quality welds in pipe/plate using three welding process/material type combinations covering all welding positions
  • Qualification in accordance with ISO 9606 or ASME IX or AWS D1.1
  • Work meets international standards for dimensional, surface inspection and volumetric inspection
  • Position, assemble, prepare and check the welding equipment
  • Receive, handle and maintain consumables
  • Prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding
  • Weld preparation/assembly prior to welding and accept for production
  • Complete progressive and final checks prior to release
  • Health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above


  • A questioning attitude
  • Maintaining competence with a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Intervention, to challenge poor practices and channel feedback
  • Reliability and dependability to consistently deliver expectations
  • Accountability and leadership
  • Observation and feedback

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Oral Examination
  • Professional Interview (Viva)

Course Dates

Flexible to suit

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