£699.99 ex Vat

The intermediate programme designed for those wishing to build on introductory skills acquired at the first level. 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.

You can choose one of the following units:

  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) Welding

The course involves intensive practical training for all disciplines of welding taking place one evening a week during the term times. You can join the course at any time of the year on a Wednesday or Thursday evening payment by direct debit. You will gain three City and Guilds certificate at the end of the programme.

All processes are delivered on 3mm and 6mm low carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminium.

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
  • Welder

Practical Skills Learning Outcomes?

Learning Outcome One – produce a butt weld in the PA flat position for MIG/MAG, MMA and TIG

Learning Outcome Two – produce a lap fillet weld in the vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA and TIG

Learning Outcome Three – produce a tee fillet weld in the vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA and TIG

Learning Outcome Four – produce a butt weld in the vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA and TIG

Learning Outcome Five – produce a tube-to-plate tee fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position for MIG/MAG, MMA and TIG

Knowledge Learning Outcomes?

Learning Outcome Six – know the Process and Health & Safety requirements for MIG/MAG, MMA and 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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this level of study. The course is for total beginners.

Further qualifications

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.

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