You will learn to weld to the specified standards using latest equipment and have an understanding of the different techniques used to achieve them.
Taught by fully qualified welding engineers
The unit is designed to enable candidates to demonstrate welding skills typically found in industry and associated underpinning knowledge to a level that will enable them to complete welded joints in simple welding positions and prepare them for undertaking qualifications at NVQ level 1 and this award at level 2.
For each qualification candidates will be required to complete the following 5 practical assessments and 1 knowledge assessment:
Produce beads on plate in the PA flat position
Produce a lap fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position
Produce a tee fillet weld in the PA flat position
Produce a tee fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position
Produce a corner weld in the PA flat position
This is a short programme were you will produce welded joints to specified criteria.
Each joint will be marked and a judgement made as to whether it meets the required standards
Feedback on how to improve will be both verbal and written.
Materials are either ferrous or non-ferrous
More than just a Course
You will be trained to industry standard specifications always looking to achieve a higher level than you are studying This practical qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward towards your goal. Welders are in high demand and the skills you learn are potentially the first steps in a new career or in upskilling your current capabilities
Opportunity to learn about destructive welding techniques to include macro etch, cupping tests, nick break and bend tests
Virtual Welding is available to practice welding techniques on MIG and MMA in all positions and to test welds to industry standards
There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking these qualifications. However, you must have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification.
The qualifications not only provide progression across a range of welding processes at this level but are also a platform for progression to Level 2 Award in Advanced Welding Skills (3268-02)