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.
This course is a great introduction to the key aspects of TIG welding. By the end of the programme you will be able to set up the welding equipment, change wire, gases and electrodes and produce basic welds in flat and horizontal positions. There is also a key focus on how to work safely in a welding environment.
Successful students are able to progress onto our NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Welding.
The course is assessed through 5 welded test pieces and a short written exam.
Students are required to wear strong boots and overalls during all workshop sessions. Other protective equipment will be provided.
If you are aged 19 or over, in receipt of JSA Benefit, ERAG, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support, low income Universal Credit (for the benefits previously listed - not Personal Independence Payments) and are unemployed, your course could be free of charge if it could help you to find work.
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.
For more advice on course fees and funding, please contact our Customer Services Team on 01536 413123.