Introductory Welding Skills

Introductory Welding Skills

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.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 1
  • Location Technology Centre
  • Course Length 20 weeks
  • Start Date 27-Nov-2019
  • End Date 29-Apr-2020
  • Day Wednesday
  • Times 18:00-20:30
  • Fee £452
  • Reduced Fee None
  • Course Code K1EIWEL0/9/1
Overview

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.

Next steps:

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.

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.

Facilities

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.

Additional Costs

To be confirmed.

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