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Introduction to Welding (September)


Type: Part Time

Subject: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Level: Entry Level

Start Date: 02 September 2019

Fee: 490

Course Length

16 weeks 6.30pm – 8.30pm day to be confirmed.


Available at Levels 1 and 2

Who is it for

This course is ideal for maintenance personnel or enthusiasts hoping to gain employment in the field of welding. The course covers a wide variety of aspects of welding including ARC welding, MIG/MAGS welding, TIG welding, oxyacetylene welding and gas cutting. This is a general welding course leading to a College certificate.

Interview Skills Assessment

Telephone interview required

What will I need

Good general education, physical ability and practical dexterity

What is covered

Choice from 6 welding options (you will have the option to work towards a qualification): 

• Manual Metal ARC Welding
• MIG/MAGS Welding
• TIG Welding (Stainless Steel)
• TIG Welding (Mild Steel)
• TIG Welding (Aluminium)
• Oxyacetylene Welding
• Gas cutting

How is the course assessed

If you choose to work towards a qualification, there will be continuous assessment plus practical welding tests. Five externally assessed, mandatory practical's for each certificate plus underpinning knowledge questions.

Where will the course take place

Park Crescent Room 602 Welding Workshop

What can this course lead to

This course is a good starting point for those wishing to progress to the ABC 165 Fabrication and Welding Programme. Level 2 achievement could lead to employment within the welding industry.

Are there any additional costs

You must supply and wear overalls and safety boots in the workshop. If candidates choose to complete C & G assessment additional cost is currently £100 per unit.

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