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Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills (MIG)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is suitable for those who wish to gain a basic understanding of MIG welding whilst gaining a recognised qualification.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in February and will take 18 weeks to complete. You will attend College for one evening per week on a Monday, from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

The course takes place at St Helens College, STEM Centre Campus, St Helens, WA9 1TT.

What will I study?

You will develop the skills and knowledge necessary in pursuing a career within this industry.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Health and safety in fabrication and welding
  • Metal Inert Gas shielded welding

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of assignments and examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Although a background in engineering would be beneficial there are no formal qualifications needed.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For further details, please visit our Financial Support for Adults information page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to develop your welding skills even further by progressing on to the level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills (TIG).

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Jim Clarke

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