Who Should Attend?
The introductory course will teach you the foundation skills needed to start employment in the welding and fabrication sector. Equally, it is an excellent programme to develop the skills to support a hobby or side project that you may have.
Aim of the course
The course is designed to enable candidates to demonstrate welding skills typically found in industry and associated underpinning knowledge to a level that will enable them to complete welded joints in simple welding positions and prepare them for undertaking qualifications at NVQ level 1 and this award at level 2.
Which level is right for me?
You are new to welding and fabrication industries and want to gain knowledge and experience in either welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting or brazing & soldering work.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
The Awards and Certificates within this suite of qualifications could help you develop a career in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. They could lead to several job roles, including:
• Fitter Welder
• Pipe Fitter
• Maintenance Welding Operative
• Sheet Metal Worker
• Plater Fabricator
Practical Skills Learning Outcomes?
Learning Outcome One – produce beads on plate in the PA flat position using MIG/MAG
Learning Outcome Two – produce a lap fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position using MIG/MAG
Learning Outcome Three – produce a tee fillet weld in the PA flat position using MIG/MAG
Learning Outcome Four – produce a tee fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position using MIG/MA
Learning Outcome Five – produce a corner weld in the PA flat position using MIG/MAG
Knowledge Learning Outcomes?
Learning Outcome Six – know the process and health & safety requirements for metal inert gas (MIG) welding
How is it taught?
The programme is predominantly a practical course delivered in our workshop. It includes all the underpinning knowledge of welding as a profession, as well as the Health & Safety requirements.
Alongside the practical workshop sessions, there is an expectation that you do a small amount of reading and internet research to answer the assessment questions at the end of the course.
You will need to bring PPE, i.e. steel toe cap boots, flame-retardant overalls, hood and welding gloves. These can be purchased or hired from our shared facilities.
How am I assessed?
You will produce five practical joints that pass visual inspection and take part in a short oral discussion with your tutor.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level of study. The course is for total beginners.