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Target audience 

These qualifications are aimed at people who wish to enter into the welding industry or wish to take up welding as a hobby, but who have little or no experience in this field. It will enable people to gain the basic competences, skills and knowledge of differing processes and specialise in an area of their choice.

Entry requirements 

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification; however centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification. These qualifications are not approved for use by candidates under the age of 16.

Course content 

A practical workshop, involving the assessment of Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG), Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG), and Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA) activities, including knowledge assessment. Emphasis should be on the safe working practices applied to each particular welding process and environment. The course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the engineering sector.

Assessment criteria 

Five practical assignments and one oral knowledge test per unit qualification.


Following the successful completion of the L2 course, students can progress into employment or complete a coded welding test. Upon completion candidates can also have their test pieces tested in accordance with British Standards 4872 which is equally recognised across industry for an additional cost of £95.

Other information 

It is appropriate that the learner would complete the Level 1 Award before progressing to the Level 2 Awards.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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