Introductory Welding Skills - Level 1
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 1 Technology Centre, Monkerton 28/11/2018 08/05/2018 Wednesday 18:00-20:30 £452 None.

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is designed around the use of the MAG welding process (Metal Active Gas, more commonly known as MIG welding) and is ideal for anyone who is in industry who wants to become a welder and already has some basic knowledge in welding, metal fabrication. On completion of this course enables progression on to the Level 2 welding and access to an initial coded welding qualification.

Final assessments of this qualification are through practical tasks in the form of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) and internally assessed knowledge tests delivered using a provided study pack.

What topics will I study?

This qualification covers the Level one knowledge and practical skills required by someone preparing to work in the welding industry. It covers the four main welding processes.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

What facilities are there?

A new £11.3 million Technology Centre at Monkerton opened in September 2012 with a further extension comprising or Industrial Robots, Advanced Manufacturing and Augmented Reality Welding opening in Spring 2018 . The centre combines the training and teaching of aerospace, engineering and automotive students with access to state of the art equipment within world class facilities. Within the welding workshop facility sits 10 industrial welding bays equipped with Migatronic resources and 11 augmented reality welding stations that can replicate MIG, TIG and Stick welding.

What can the course lead on to?

Completion of this course can lead to entry for coded welding certification to BS487. It can also lead to further codes and study in other welding techniques.

Are there any additional costs?

To be confirmed.

What do our students think?

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It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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