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Engineering (Fabrication and Welding) (Level 3 Apprenticeship)

ETCAL
Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

As a welder you will work with metals and alloys, and cut and join composite materials, such as plastics, using specialist welding methods. You’ll need an understanding of safe working practices. Your day-to-day tasks may include:• setting out the materials to be cut or joined• following engineering instructions and drawings• inspecting and testing cuts and joins, using precision measuring instruments• operating the semi-automatic spot-welding equipment used in high volume production lines You’ll usually work in the construction and engineering, transport, aerospace and offshore oil and gas industries. Welders need to be able to interpret complicated drawings and translate these into accurate structures and products. Welders join sections, pipe & plate and fabricate large and small pressure vessels. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances the student’s Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities or lead to progression on higher level courses. Enrichment activities include competing in Regional and UK Competitions with the aim of representing your country at World Skills which will be in China in 2021.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Springtown
    Greystone

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: ETCAL Level 3 Apprenticeship NI Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: ETCAL Level 3 Apprenticeship NI Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)
    Campus: Greystone
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown Limavady Greystone
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Course Modules

  • 600/0882/9 L3 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding
  • 601/1853/2 L3 NVQ in Fabrication & Welding Performance Operations (PEO)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths, English & ICT at Grade C or above and Level 2 vocational qualification in Fabrication and Welding. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English, Maths & ICT at Grade O5 or above and Level 2 vocational qualification in Fabrication and Welding. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed.

Work Placement

Employment is an integral part of your qualification. You will attend NWRC 1 day per week or as agreed with NWRC and employer.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful candidates can progress into full time employment or continue to a Level 4 qualification. Other options for progression include a Higher National Certificate, Higher National Diploma, and a Degree in Engineering.

Career Prospects

Welders can work in shipyards, power stations and off-shore structures and in a diverse range of manufacturing industries. There is currently a huge demand for good welders Salary estimates Starter: £16,000 to £19,000 Experienced: £20,000 to £30,000 Highly Experienced: £35,000. All of our lecturers in Welding and Fabrication completed their L3 apprenticeship and joined the teaching team after experience in industry.

Enquiry

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    NWRC has helped me develop in my career, improving my skills in technology and business development. I will continue to be involved with the College. Life Long Learning is key to long and healthy relationships.
    Patsy O'Kane (Cityside)
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    When I finish my Foundation Degree I plan to progress to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage
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