Level 3 City & Guilds Award in Advanced Welding Skills in Manual Metal Arc (MMA)
The qualifications at Level 3 are designed for those wishing to build on their skills acquired at Level 2 or through competence in the workplace. If you have worked or currently work in the industry and are looking to refresh your skills, progress or change employer, this qualification will give you the evidence you need to show you are capable of increasing your job prospects.
Aim of the course
The course is designed to enable candidates to gain welding skills and knowledge to a level that will enable them to work in complex positions and prepare them for undertaking qualifications at NVQ level 3 and BS EN 287 Welder approval testing by having an acceptable standard based upon ISO 5817 – Arc welded joints in steel.
Which level is right for me?
The Level 3 Awards in Advanced Welding Skills are ideal if you’ve worked in welding for some time – you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further so that you can undertake intricate welding work and quality control.
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
How is it taught?
This 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, you will be expected to do a small amount of reading and internet research to answer the assessment questions at the end of the course.
You will be required to complete a single Vee Butt Joint in the flat position, Lap Fillet Joint in the vertical up position, Tee Fillet Joint in the vertical up position, Single Vee Butt Joint in the vertical up position, Tube to Plate in the horizontal/vertical position and answer a number of Health & Safety questions.
You will need to bring PPE i.e. steel toe cap boots and flame-retardant overalls. These can be hired from our shared facilities or purchased directly from our stockroom.
Practical Skills Learning Outcomes?
Learning Outcome One – Produce a single-vee butt weld from one side of a joint in the PC horizontal position
Learning Outcome Two – Produce a tee fillet weld on one side of the joint in the PD horizontal/overhead position
Learning Outcome Three – Produce a corner weld from one side of the joint in the PE overhead position
Learning Outcome Four – Produce a tee fillet weld on one side of the joint in the PE overhead position
Learning Outcome Five – Produce a single-vee butt weld from one side of the joint in the PE overhead position
Knowledge Learning Outcomes?
Learning Outcome Six – Explain the health & safety and welding specific underpinning knowledge requirements for the process (MMA)
You must complete at least two Level 2 units before you will be accepted onto the Level 3 programme.
How do I book on?
Using the calendar to select your preferred Monday start date in dark green, select any PPE required and then press book. You will be prompted to pay using a credit card or debit card.
You can pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 for the programme and the balance on the first day or alternatively you can pay in full.
You can progress to another welding process at Level 3 (MMA, TIG or MIG) or pursue a coding standard.
This course starts every Monday at 09:30 and last for 5 days of practical training. Sessions then run 09:30-16:00 Tue-Friday.
Using the calendar below to select your preferred start date for either a Monday or Tuesday in dark green, select any PPE required and then press book. You will be prompted to pay using a credit card or debit card.
You can pay a deposit for the programme and the balance on the first day or alternatively you can pay in full.
This programme has complimentary coffee and tea.
Where are we based?
We are based at 5 Jupiter Drive, Chester, Cheshire, CH14QS.