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Welding - level 3

Working with metals to create high-strength welds in pipe and plate in all welding positions, using at least 1 arc process.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
38 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • welding principles and techniques
  • metallurgy and the physical and mechanical properties of materials
  • high-level welding needed in safety-critical applications
  • using welding tools and equipment
  • multi-positional welding such as producing aero engine components, or military vehicles and equipment
  • completing checks ahead of formal inspection and monitoring supporting activities
  • leadership, observation and feedback to encourage improvements in working practices
  • health and safety practices and requirements

One of these standards, which are regarded as licences to practice in welding:

  • AWS D1.1
  • ISO 9606

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

This apprenticeship meets the requirements for engineering technician (EngTech) registration with the UK Engineering Council through a relevant professional engineering institution set by employer.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
TWI Certification Ltd 01223 899614