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Level 1 Award in MIG Welding


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course is suitable for those who wish to gain the practical skills and knowledge required for access to employment in the industry, those who are already employed and would like to obtain relevant and up to date practical skills and knowledge and those who would like to progress on to higher levels of study.

During the course you will develop your skills and gain an understanding of equipment functions, how materials behave when subjected to fabrication and welding processes and the correct procedures for safety that are paramount in this industry.

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

This course will start in October and will take one year to complete.

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

What will I study?

This programme consists of the following:

  • Health and Safety in a Fabrication and Welding Environment
  • Materials, Science and Calculations for Fabrication and Welding Practice
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding - Low Carbon Steel
  • Metal Arc Gas Shielded Welding - Low Carbon Steel
  • Tungsten Arc Gas Shielded Welding - Low Carbon Steel

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by completion of unit workbooks, practical tests and external examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements, however a strong interested in welding or previous experience in this industry is preferred.

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 pages.

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

Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress on to further study at the college, an apprenticeship, or employment in the welding industry.

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 Aspinall

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