Welder Competence Certificate Programme

From: £197.00 ex Vat

The Welder Competence Certificate is a 1-day welding training qualification that delivers all of the requirements to analyse, train, upskill and test a welders competency. Using our welding competency matrix, we can assess your skill,  provide training from beginners to coded welding and then carry out a welder competency assessment. You will be awarded a  Welder Competence Certificate at Level 1-3 (beginner, intermediate or advanced) or even awarded a welder coding.

You will choose one ARC welding process, including a MIG Welding course (GMAW), MAG welding Course GMAW), TIG welding course (GTAW), Flux cored welding course (FCAW).

This training programme is for Welders that have previously welded as part of their job role and who are looking to gain a competence certificate as proof of their ability to weld at the appropriate level. This process works well for companies and the self-employed who need to provide evidence of competency to meet regulations.

Welding Process:

Sheet, Plate or Pipe

Welder Competency Certificate Programme

The Welder Competence Certificate is a 1-day welding training qualification that delivers all of the requirements to analyse, train, upskill and test a welders competency. Using our welding competency matrix, we can assess your skill,  provide training from beginners to coded welding and then carry out a welder competency assessment.

You will choose from one of the welding processes. You will select one of four common ARC welding process, including a:

  • MIG/MAG Welding course (GMAW)
  • MMA welding course (Stick Welding or SMAW)
  • TIG welding course (GTAW)
  • Flux-cored welding course (FCAW)

This certification can be used for pipe welding and plate welding.

Welder Certification

You will be awarded a  Welder Competence Certificate at Level 1-3 (beginner, intermediate or advanced) or even awarded a BS 4872 Class 2 Welder Coding Qualification.

The Welder Competency Certificate Training Programme

This training programme is for Welders that have previously welded as part of their job role and who are looking to gain a competence certificate as proof of their ability to weld at the appropriate level. This process works well for companies and the self-employed who need to provide evidence of competency to meet regulations.

Weld Assessment and Testing Procedure

The welding qualification applies to a wide range of welding and general fabrication work where an approved welding procedure test is not required. Welders follow written instructions, and the weld testing is subject to visual inspection, as well as destructive testing including a bend test, nick break fracture test and a macro etch.

Depending on the particular weld configuration, each test can cover a range of welding variables, for example, material thickness and welding positions.

Does a welding certificate expire?

Yes, the welding competence certificate issued by the welding expire every 12 months, you will have to take part in a weld test at your certificated level to maintain your certification. Welder coding certificates must be signed every six months by a suitably qualified person to confirm the welder is still producing welds of the required standard. You must be formally re-tested at least every two years to ensure a continuity log.

The Welding Training Centre

The Welding Academy is fully approved by the TWI (The Welding Institute) to deliver coding qualifications. All tutors, examiners, and inspectors at The Welding Academy hold the relevant CSWIP qualifications, allowing us to conduct welder qualification testing at our sites.

For a free, no-obligation chat about this course, please call 0800 246 1483 or enquire via email.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a welding certificate and Do you need a welding certificate?

You will need some form of assessment and certification to prove your competence. There are lots of ow ways to demonstrate proficiency:

Who issues welding certification?

It depends on the qualification, but they include, City and Guilds, The Welding Academy, TUV, LGRWC, Zurich and TWI

Welding and Welder Certification  and Coding classes near me

We operate from our welding test location of Chester, Cheshire that has a vast range of hotels and Airbnb accommodation. All our programmes are practical and are delivered by an intensive teaching method.

Will this allow me to get a CSCS card or a Welder Card?

No! You will need to gain at least a level 2 NVQ. We run this programme as a blended learning programme or as an intensive programme at our Chester Welding Academy.

How much does it cost to be a certified welder?

The cost of this certificate or BS 4872 is £197 ex VAT. The price includes all training, materials and certification.

Is this a Welding Ticket?

A welding ticket is a phrase that is used by industry to describe a competency qualification. So yes this is a welding Ticket.

What are the different types of certification?

There are at least four main types of welding certification that you can obtain with the welding academy. These are:

  1. Regulate City and Guilds Qualifications – Delivered and assessed in our fully accredited training centre.
  2. Welding Competency certification – Delivered and assessed in our fully accredited training centre.
  3. BS 4872 Class 2 welder coding qualification – – Delivered, assessed and tested in our fully accredited training centre.
  4. ASME IX and ISO 9606  Class 1 welder coding Qualifications– Delivered and assessed in our fully accredited training centre. Non-destructive and destructive testing carried out at a UKAS accredited laboratory.

Where can I get Welding and Welder Certification?

We operate from our welding test location of Chester, Cheshire that has a vast range of hotels and Airbnb accommodation. All our programmes are practical and are delivered by an intensive teaching method.

How do I become a certified Welder?

By using one of these four main routes:

  1. Regulate City and Guilds Qualifications – Delivered and assessed in our fully accredited training centre.
  2. Welding Competency certification – Delivered and assessed in our fully accredited training centre.
  3. BS 4872 Class 2 welder coding qualification – – Delivered, assessed and tested in our fully accredited training centre.
  4. ASME IX and ISO 9606  Class 1 welder coding Qualifications– Delivered and assessed in our fully accredited training centre. Non-destructive and destructive testing carried out at a UKAS accredited laboratory.

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