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Welding Skills (Levels 1, 2 and 3) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The Levels 1-3 Awards in Welding Skills help you develop the skills to take on basic welding through to complex welding and quality control. The Level 2 and 3 Awards can also prepare you for a Level 2 and/or Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering. Qualifications in Welding Skills are for a range of learners – from beginners to experienced welders who need specialist skills.

Course content

Depending on which level you choose, you will cover things like:

  • Producing a tee fillet weld in the PA flat position
  • Producing a corner weld in the PA flat position
  • Conducting two root bend tests through 90°
  • Conducting one macro section at 5x magnification
  • Stopping and restarting the root run within the middle 50mm of the joint
  • Conducting one nick-break fracture testfrom your 50mm section to include stop/start positions

Entry requirements

For these qualifications, you must choose a particular type of welding that interests you, such as flux cored arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, metal inert gas (MIG) welding, tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and manual.


For the Level 1 and 2 Awards you will do practical assignments and verbal knowledge tests. At Level 3 you will also do practical assignments and an online knowledge test.

Future opportunities

The Awards/Certificate in Welding Skills could help you develop your welding career and take on jobs that require specialist welding skills. After successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering or a Level 3 Award in Advanced Welding.

Career Opportunities Include
People preparing for industrial accreditation or NVQ Levels 2 or 3.

Further information

For the Award in Advanced Welding Skills, learners will do practical demonstrations and assignments, and take a multiple choice test.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • The Centre, based on Duke Street, is the College's Engineering Centre specialising in Fabrication & Welding. With thirty bays it is one of the largest training facilities of its kind in the UK and provides training solutions for a variety of engineering companies.