This Level 1 Award is ideal for individuals looking to progress within the fabrication and welding sector, who require formal qualifications to reflect current experience across any of the welding processes, or for those starting out in the industry looking to undertake additional responsibilities within the workplace.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You can study one of the following units:
Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
To successfully pass the course, five practical assignments, consisting of welding joints in simple positions (horizontal) and one oral knowledge test must be passed, with successful completion evidencing an individual’s competence in their chosen welding method.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
You can progress to another welding process at Level 1 (MMA, TIG or MIG). Successful completion of two Level 1 modules will enable individuals to progress onto the more advanced Level 2 Certificate in Welding at Preston’s College.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
Inexperienced individuals must commence their welding studies with MIG, a process that allows multiple parts to be welded in quick succession in areas such as steel frame furniture, door frames, car body repairs and engineering production factories. Completion of one module provides opportunities to progress onto another welding process at Level 1 (TIG or MMA).
MMA is often the welding method of choice for on-site processes, where mobile machines will be used in processes such as steel frame erections and groundworks where the joining of substantial material is required, such as building sites. The quality of the weld depends on the skill of the welder.
All learners studying on the Level 1 Award in Welding are required to wear appropriate PPE at all times, including steel toe cap boots and flame retardant overalls. Costs will vary but both of these items will need to be purchased and brought to the first class.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level of study.