The eighteen-week introductory welding skills qualification (level 1) and the welding skills qualification (level 2) gives you the opportunity to learn the basic skills required to effectively carry out welding operations in a range of joints and positions.
The City and Guilds award qualifications in welding skills can either be at level 1 or 2 depending on your experience and will help you to develop the skills required to take on basic welding tasks through to complex welding and quality control.
What You'll Learn
The course will start with an induction into our welding workshop which will cover all aspects of health and safety associated with working in a welding environment, safe set up of welding plant and equipment with demonstrations on techniques.
Before attending you will need to have an idea on the welding process you want to focus on for the qualification, the welding processes we can accommodate are: MIG/MAG, TIA or MMA (also known as stick welding).
For the duration of the 18 weeks you will then use the time to practice techniques and gain an understanding of the welding parameters through brief group discussions and practical application.
For level 1, there are no formal entry requirements, although an interest in, or some basic knowledge of the welding industry would be beneficial.
For level 2, you should have completed a level 1 welding qualification or you are already working in the welding industry and are looking to develop your skills further in order to increase your responsibilities, skills and knowledge.
How you will be assessed
This course is assessed with five practical assessments which include specific joints in a range of positions.
For level 1 courses, test pieces are assessed visually to a set criterion and for level 2 test pieces are visually examined before being destructive testing.
Total Fees: £750.00
As part of this course you may wish to purchase a recommended textbook which is available to purchase online for £30, or alternatively is available in our library.
You will need fire retardant overalls and work boots (from work or we can advise on details and suppliers at enrolment).
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
On successful completion of this course, you can move through the levels 1 through to 3 of the City and Guilds award in welding. You may also want to diversify your welding ability by completing a similar level with another welding process. The aim is to give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to apply for work in the welding industry.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.