EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Fabricator (Development Competence)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification has been developed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge they will need to carry out a range of activities associated with the job of a fabricator. It covers the relevant health and safety requirements to ensure that all aspects of a fabricator’s occupational role can be carried out safely.


Typical job roles: fabricator, welder, brazer, sheetmetal worker, plateworker, pipeworker, CNC fabrication machine operator.


Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment.


Learners who are wanting to achieve an acredited Fabricator qualification

Learners who are working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard

Learners who are looking to advance to a higher level qualification/apprenticeship


Performance evidence must be a product of the apprentices work, such as items that have been produced or worked on, plans, charts, reports, standard operating procedures, documents produced as part of a work activity, records or photographs of the completed activity together with evidence of the way the apprentice carried out the activities, such as witness testimonies, assessor observations or authenticated apprentice reports of the activity undertaken.


Knowledge and understanding are key components of competent performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide enough evidence in this area. Where the apprentices knowledge and understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence


The qualification is achieved when all the necessary units have been completed. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s certificate of achievement. The learners will also receive a certificate of unit credit, listing all the units they have achieved.