Level 3 Metal fabricator

Overview of the role

Manufacturing anything that can be fabricated out of metal such as bridges, oil rigs and ships.

Course Details


Occupational Level: 3


42 months

Details of standard

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in a range of sectors such as advanced manufacturing engineering, engineering construction, and maritime.

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 or repair of bridges, oil rigs, ships and submarines, 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 thicknesses 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, pipefitters, 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.


Typical job titles include:

Metal fabricator

English and Maths
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
Professional recognition

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • IMechE for Eng Tech
  • IET for Eng Tech
  • Royal Aeronautical Society for Eng Tech

What’s Included

Expert instruction from Industry served Instructors

Easy to follow video resources

E-Portfolio for instruction, support, and progress management

Contact us

• Phone: 0161 475 5840
• Email: info@elevatedknowledge.co.uk

Ensure your competence with Elevated Knowledge. Our commitment to rigorous, industry-relevant assessments ensures you are well-equipped for a successful career.

Other mandatory qualifications

  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Level:3


  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Level: 3

Why Choose Elevated Knowledge?

Expert Assessors:

All assessments are conducted by experienced industry professionals to ensure candidates meet rigorous industry standards.

Flexible Assessment Methods:
We use e-portfolio software, allowing candidates to upload their work from site and participate in remote live video observations.

Real-World Validation:

Our assessment-based approach ensures that candidates demonstrate their competence in real work environments.

Industry Recognition:

Industry Recognition: Our qualifications are recognised by employers across the UK, offering significant career advancement opportunities.

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Ensure your competence with Elevated Knowledge and achieve Level 3 Metal Fabricator.

Our commitment to rigorous, industry-relevant assessments ensures you are well-equipped for a successful career.