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