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Engineering Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Plate Welding Apprenticeship Level 3

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An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.

This Apprenticeship will provide you with the skills required to further your career in the welding industry. You will learn advanced health and safety as well as the principles required to work in the construction and engineering environment.

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and you will attend College once a week for your off the job training.

While at LMC you will be taught by industry trained tutors who have over 30 years of experience within the welding industry. You will be taught in our up-to-date workshops allowing you to become confident and proficient, whilst developing your skills.

Course Overview

At the start of your Apprenticeship you will be assigned your own Work Place Co-Ordinator who will be there for you throughout your Apprenticeship to answer any questions you may have. They will also visit you onsite along with your College tutor to make sure your Apprenticeship journey is a comfortable one.

During your sessions at College you will undertake welding tests that will be assessed and graded to monitor your progress. Typical welding tests carried out would include butt, fillet, lap and corner joints in the vertical and overhead positions. These tests will be used as practice for you as you work towards your End Point Assessment (EPA).

Your End Point Assessment will be carried out in 3 sections; multiple-choice exams on all the welding processes, a professional interview to assess your knowledge of what is required of you in the industry and practical weld tests that will undergo both destructive and non-destructive testing to international standards.

At College you will be assessed by written assignments, practical skills tests, observations and a portfolio of all training carried out both in College and at your workplace. There will also be regular assessor visits to the workplace to observe your competency in completing certain tasks. You will cover the theoretical aspects of welding practices both in the classroom and occasional home study.

For more detail on the Apprenticeship standard for this qualification visit the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Progression Routes

On successful completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will be a fully coded multi-positional plate welder with internationally recognised certificates. This means that you will be able to progress onto further full time work within the industry locally, nationally or internationally.

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the Construction industry.

Entry Requirements

Students must have a Level 2 Full Time or Apprenticeship qualification in Welding/Fabrication, OR be currently working in/have practical experience in the welding industry.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.

Course code: A30060-A1A