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Pipe Fitting Skills Programs

Pipe Fitters fabricate, assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial pipe systems, transporting fuel, chemicals, water, steam, air and various other substances

What kind of skills do I need?

The following skills and attributes may contribute to become a successful Pipe Fitter;

•The aptitude to give full attention to instructions and commands.
• The ability to get along well with co-workers and management and the ability to work together with other employees as part of a group.
•The ingenuity to develop and implement solutions to work challenges.
•Physical ability to manually handle tools and equipment.
• To be alert and attentive for possible hazards and to take necessary actions to prevent incidents and accidents.
•Be truthful, ethical, and last but certainly not least, hard-working


Category (CAT) Level Skills Programs

Pipe Fitter CAT 2
( 20 Days)

Entry level requirements
-Grade 9 Numeracy & literacy
-Physical able bodied
-Good hand & eye coordination
-Good mechanical insight

Pipe Fitter CAT 3
( 20 Days)

Entry level requirements
-Category 2 Pipe Fitting


Pipe Fitter CAT 4
( 20 Days)

Entry level requirements 

-Category 3 Pipe Fitting

Pipe Fitter CAT 5
( 20 Days)

Entry level requirements

-Category 4 Pipe Fitting

What training path can I follow to become a Pipe Fitter?


The entry level requirement for this program is minimum grade 11 or a National Technical Certificate Level 2 (N2 Certificate) with the following subjects;
 Mathematics
 Physical Science
 Technical Drawings
The program entails a four year apprenticeship contract with an Employer which will include institutional training at an accredited Training Provider and practical workplace exposure training at the Employer’s worksite. The program is concluded with the completion of a national Trade Test at an accredited institution where after the person achieves “Artisan Status”.


This program consists of three National Qualification Framework levels (NQF levels 2, 3 and 4) with duration of approximately one year per level. The training program includes institutional training at an accredited Training Provider and practical workplace exposure training at the Employer’s worksite. The entry level requirement for an NQF Level 2 Learnership qualification is very much similar to that of an apprenticeship. Each NQF level is approached as an independent qualification and a Learner may exit the program after successfully completing the final assessment for that particular level and achieve a national qualification certificate as such. After completing the NQF Level 4 Learnership, a Learner still needs to successfully complete a national Trade Test at an accredited institution to achieve full “Artisan Status”. The FDT Training Centre is a nationally accredited Training Provider for Pipe Fitting Learnerships NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4.

Short skills programs:

The FDT Training Centre has formulated short skills programs in alignment with national training curriculums for the Pipe Fitting trade. A Learner may complete each skills program separately or complete all the programs consecutively, from the most basic course for a person who has never worked before to the most advanced course. On the successful completion of these training programs, a Learner will be able to perform tasks as a Pipe Fitter in industry. The duration of each skills program is in the region of 20 days each, depending on the actual course content and level of advancement. A major advantage of these skills programs is that after a relatively short period of time and after the successful completion of the courses, a Learner will possess adequate knowledge and skills to apply for employment as a Pipe Fitter. The entry level requirement for these courses is a grade 9 academic qualification.



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