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 standard welding positions and prepare them for undertaking qualifications at NVQ level 2 and at level 3.
Which level is right for me?
You are already working in the welding and fabrication industries and are looking to develop your skills further, to increase your responsibilities and knowledge.
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 a number of job roles, including:
- Fitter Welder
- Pipe Fitter
- Maintenance Welding Operative
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Plater Fabricator
Practical Skills Learning Outcomes?
Learning Outcome One – produce a butt weld in the PA flat position for MIG/MAG, MMA or TIG
Learning Outcome Two – produce a lap fillet weld in the vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA or TIG
Learning Outcome Three – produce a tee fillet weld in the vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA or TIG
Learning Outcome Four – produce a butt weld in the vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA or TIG
Learning Outcome Five – produce a tube-to-plate tee fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA or TIG
Knowledge Learning Outcomes?
Learning Outcome Six – know the Process and Health & Safety requirements for MIG/MAG, MMA or TIG welding
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.
You can progress to another welding process MMA, TIG or MIG or you can proceed to advanced welding course.
This course runs 18:30-21:00 on Wednesday or Thursday evenings.
This programme has complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water.