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Metal Inert Gas Welding Skills EAL Level 1 Introductory


Why study this course?

We offer Level 1 qualification courses in the three main types of welding; MIG, TIG and MMA. Students are only able to study one unit at a time however all 3 units can be completed within 1 year of study.

What will I study?

This course is a great introduction to the key aspects of MIG welding. By the end of the programme you will be able to set up the welding equipment, change wire, gases and electordes and produce basic welds in flat and horizontal positions. There is also a key focus on how to work safely in a welding environment.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

Successful students are able to progress onto our NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Welding.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through 5 welded test pieces and a short written exam.

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

Students are required to wear strong boots and overalls during all workshop sessions. Other protective equipment will be provided.

Are there any discounted fees available?

If you are aged 19 or over, in receipt of JSA Benefit, ERAG, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support, Universal Credit (not Personal Independence Payments) and are unemployed, your course could be free of charge if it could help you to find work.
For more advice on course fees and funding, please contact our Customer Services Team on 01536 413123.

Pay by instalments
The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.