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Welding Skills

Course Code: AWS
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award, City and Guilds
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 17 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Evening
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

What's it all about?

Do you have previous experience in welding or have you worked as a welder? This level 2 City and Guilds welding course at City College Plymouth is largely of a practical nature with a small element of theory. The course is designed to give you the practical skills for welding specific joints and knowledge to understand welding safety, machinery set up and welding terminology. You will be required to select one process from manual metal arc (stick) welding, MIG welding, TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding.

Course information

The course involves mainly practical sessions which will give you the skills to tackle the five welding tests to the given standard. The element of theory involved will enable you to answer the verbal questions on welding health and safety and your chosen welding process. You will be required to select one process from manual metal arc (stick) welding, MIG welding, TIG welding or oxy-acetylene welding.

In our experience to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following:

  • an NVQ level 1/technical certificate in a related subject
  • completion of the level 1 award
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience
  • It is necessary to have successfully completed City and Guilds 3268 Welding Certificate Level 1 or have significant previous welding experience

Five practical skills tests and verbal questioning are used for the award of this certificate.

On successful completion of the course, you could benefit from enhanced employment opportunities.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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