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Welding Skills Level 2 Certificate at South Tyneside College

Course description

These courses are intended for those who need to obtain a basic skill in Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding.

Each welding process has a 65 hour time period (Based on 11 days at 6 hours a day) including end assessment. The courses are flexible and are held throughout the year with time slots agreed upon enrolment. This course is also offered on a part time funding basis, from 5.30pm - 8pm on Mondays over 20 weeks.

A full level 2 certificate is gained by completing two welding processes from MIG, TIG and MMA, each process carries an award.

Candidates can also obtain a single unit award for one person, MIG, TIG and MMA.

Progression from this qualification is made via further experience and across the range of welding processes possibly leading eventually to welding industry qualifications such as ASME 9 and EN 287.

The award is for those whose aim is to enter the industry and for those wanting to gain a welding certificate for their own personal skills development.

Upon completion of Level 2 Certificates, students can also have their test pieces tested in accordance with British Standards 4872 which is recoginsed across industry.

Entry requirements

City and Guilds Level 1 or equivalent is preferable. However, candidates must have the experience and potential to be successful in gaining the qualification.


The assessment includes five mandatory practical tests and an oral test which covers the knowledge requirements for each programme of study. The oral test will be carried out by the assessor following successful completion of the practical tests. Acceptance of the practical tests to be assessed by visual inspection and destructive mechanical tests. Underpinning knowledge questions consist of 20 oral questions.

Future opportunities

These qualifications are a platform for progression to other City and Guilds qualifications that have a welding route. For example: 2850 Certificate in Engineering - Welding & 2850 Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication and Welding. The award can also provide skills development training towards an NVQ in Welding or an Engineering NVQ award that includes welding optional units. For Example: Performing Engineering Operations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Tyneside College directly.

Last updated date: 08 August 2016

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