Apprenticeship Standards Metal Fabricator

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This apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 42 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a Fabricator role.

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This occupation is found in the advanced manufacturing engineering and engineering construction sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.

Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petrochemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories or on operational sites.

Mandatory requirement

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. 

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Mandatory qualification

Pearson BTEC Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

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