Engineering Construction Pipefitter - Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 (out of centre learner)

SKU: GEN2/A/020

Course Aim:

This course is ideal for candidates looking to start or develop their career in pipefitting.  Pipefitters fabricate pipework and supports using detailed engineering drawings, cutting, shaping and bending pipe in preparation for welding. Often working alongside welders they connect piping efficiently and safely, sometimes in difficult conditions. The Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to gain an nationally recognised qualifications whilst gaining work experience in the industry. 

Student Pre-Requisites:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but will typically be 3 GCSEs at Grades 4-9 (or C) or higher including English, maths and a Science or Technology based subject. Students will also have to pass the Gen2 aptitude test.


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 42 months.


Location and delivery model:

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:

Year 1 - Students are based with their employer from day one. Apprentices will attend Gen2 to study their technical certificate one day per week.

Years 2 to 4 - Apprentices reamain with their employer and are visited every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship is awarded on successful completion of the End Point Assessment.

 Programme Components:

On successful completion of this apprenticeship the learner will have gained the following skills:

  • Comply with appropriate health and safety, risk and quality requirements,
  • Correctly select and safely use tools and equipment for the fabrication, assembly, installation and decommissioning of pipework components and systems,
  • Plan, organise and undertake the fabrication, assembly, installation, maintenance and decommissioning of pipework components and systems,
  • Read, interpret and apply engineering drawing information,
  • Shape pipework components using hand and power tools to cut, drill, shape and finish components to the required tolerance, specification and standard,
  • Assemble and install pipework using the appropriate methods, techniques and equipment in accordance with the specification including welded, threaded, bolted and clamped jointing solutions,
  • Ensure the integrity of joints in accordance with specifications, in line with specified quality procedures and to precise tolerances,
  • Undertake the testing and inspection of the fabricated and/or installed pipework using the appropriate techniques,
  • Work with others and contribute to effective working relationships within an Engineering Construction environment,
  • Apply techniques for the temporary or permanent removal of an engineering construction piping related system or component,
  • Communicate by keeping others informed about work plans or activities which may affect them and seek assistance from others without causing undue disruption to normal work activities.


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.


Qualification Gained:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction Plan and Systems - Pipefitting
  • BTEC Subsidary Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 2 maths and English (if not already attained)

On completion of this apprenticeship students will be able to apply for professional registration (EngTech). 


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