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Welding Skills

Course Code: AWS

Level: 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 17 weeks
When you'll study: Various days, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.

Entry requirements

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
Assessments/Exams

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 could benefit from enhanced employment opportunities.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Part-time

Course Code: AWS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £350

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

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  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: AWS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £350

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

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  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.