fabrication and welding

The level 3 welding and fabrication apprenticeship work-based learning programme that allows you to earn a wage and work whilst studying towards industry recognised qualifications.

The apprenticeship for fabrication and welding is delivered through a combination of employment and classroom training, which can be carried forward into the world of work.

On completion of this programme you may be considered qualified.

This apprenticeship is designed for those with foundation knowledge of fabrication and welding.

How does it work?

This apprenticeship consists of on and off-the-job training. On-the-job training involves learning the skills and methods needed to complete your qualifications whilst at work. Off-the-job training will occur alongside this in the form of day release attendance once a week to our training centre in Pyle. 

These off-the-job training days are comprised of theory training and assessment, examinations and classroom time with your assessor.

Throughout your apprenticeship, your assessor will regularly visit you at your workplace and onsite to carry out reviews and observe you.

What qualifications will be achieved?

Apprenticeship programmes follow a standardised framework, i.e. a combination of qualifications that must be completed in order to successfully achieve. On completion of the level 3 welding and fabrication, candidates will achieve the following qualifications:


  • Level 3 Extended NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding
  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Level 2 Essential Communication Skills
  • Level 2 Essential Application of Number Skills
  • Level 2 Essential Digital Literacy Skills

Routes and pathways can be tailored to suit the needs of the learner and employer dependant on job role, duties undertaken and work completed. Exemptions can be made for Essential Skills qualifications depending on prior attainment. All fabrication and welding qualifications are accredited through EAL.

fabrication and welding

24 months maximum. The course can be completed sooner if candidates have prior qualifications that meet the framework requirements.

Candidates must hold level 2 welding and fabrication qualifications or equivalent workplace knowledge that can be evidenced. All candidates are subject to a robust initial assessment via the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit to assess levels of literacy and numeracy prior to enrolment.

Apprenticeship programmes are fully funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund, so there is no cost for the training.

  • Must be over the age of 16.
  • Must be in full-time employment with a contract to evidence this.
  • Must not be in any other education or training. 

11 Village Farm Road, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6BL


01656 74 66 88