The course involves intensive practical training taking place over four days. The course start dates are every Monday and Tuesday of each week.
Who is this for?
The Level 1 Award in Welding is an introductory course that 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.
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.
This course is for beginners only and so if you have experience in this process a level 2 programme may be more appropriate. If you are unsure, you can book a welding skills analysis or ring 0800 246 1483 for advice.
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 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 for £10.
How am I assessed?
You are expected to produce five practical joints over the 4 days and take part in a short oral discussion with your tutor.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level of study. This is for total beginners.
You can progress to another welding process at Level 1 (MMA, TIG or MIG) or you can progress to the Level 2 welding course.
This course starts on a Monday and Tuesday every week and runs for four consecutive days (09:00 to 16:00).
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, tea and bottled water.
Where are we based?
Frequently Asked Questions
Please call 0800 246 1483
This course is for people who have never used this welding process before or have very little experience. If you can lay a weld using this process then the level 2 programme may be more beneficial.
You will need to bring the appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) this includes Welding gloves, Jacket, hood and steel toe cap boots. You can buy these with your order or on the day or you can rent them from £10 please select with your order.
You can prepare by reading the learning material prior to the course. This is predominately a practical course so theoretical information is delivered during the practical training.
This is predominately a practical course so theoretical information is delivered during the practical training. Expect to spend 90% of the time welding in the practical area.
Yes! This is a City and Guilds Qualification. We are a fully accredited centre and after your qualification is finished the work will be internally verified and externally verified prior to being awarded your certificate.
The course takes place at our Chester training centre. Chester is based in the North West of England.
There are local hotels close to The Welding Academy. If you are not local then staying close by will help with your learning experience.
Your certificate can take up to 16 weeks however it usually takes 6 weeks. We will endeavour to have the shortest period of time.
There are five practical test pieces and an oral assessment at the end of the course. The course has been designed to ensure that you have ample time t complete all parts in good time.
We will ensure that you have the support to complete the qualification however we can always have additional time to ensure that you meet the assessments for the qualification.
You can pay instalments prior to arrival, however in must be paid in full on the first day of the programme.
Yes you can change your course after the start of your programme.
You can book a course by clicking on the green square on the calendar above and then pressing book. You can navigate the months using the arrows next to the displayed month. If a square is not green then it is unavailable so you will need to select another date. If you are struggling please call 0800 246 1483.