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Testing of Welders

Course Code: AWB

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Five weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

About the course

This Zurich Insurance certificate in welder testing is a practical welding course with a small element of theory. Delivered at City College Plymouth, the training is designed to give you the practical skills for welding specific joints and the knowledge to understand welding safety, machinery set up and welding terminology.

What you'll learn

The course involves mainly practical sessions which will give you the skills to tackle the five welding tests. 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.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


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

What's next?

On successful completion of the course you will be able to benefit from enhanced employment opportunities in the sector.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: AWB

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £300

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.