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Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Engineering
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10760-CAM-00,10760-CAM,10778-STA,10778-STA-00


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   As required


Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   As required


Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   As required


Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   As required

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, petro-chemical 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.

Fabricators use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thickness's from 0.5mm up to over 20mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, pipe fitters, fitters, machinists, riggers, steel erectors, stores personnel, painters and many others involved in manufacturing, production, maintenance and repair.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the health, safety and environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.

  Progression

Progression routes include: Higher Apprenticeships, HNC courses and coded welding courses

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