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Course & Qualifications

Welder Assessment Course:

As welding is a highly skilled trade, the first step in assessing an individuals welding ability is to take a ½ day session assessment – this will asses the individuals skill level and what level of qualification the applicant wishes to obtain & the amount of time it will take to qualify.

After the assessment, the applicant will be expected to solely undertake practical welding exercises – any weak areas will be highlighted and addressed in the training programme.

This ½ day welding assessment course is aimed at both trades people who are new to welding & non-trades people who wish to obtain practical welding skills.

Upon completion, attendees will be skilled to perform basic welding, manage equipment to a required standard and have an understanding of safety in welding.

Course Contents:

  • Managing welding equipment safely and understanding procedures
  • Selecting the appropriate equipment for each welding role
  • Setting-up & stripping down welding machinery
  • Managing practical welding exercises

Welder Training & Testing:

As you'd expect, progressing through the welding course is dependent on the individual's ability – the modules listed below are for someone who is new to welding and wants to reach a coded standard.

  • Induction in safe working practices and Electrical safety
  • Setting-up & stripping down welding machinery
  • Preparation measurement and marking materials for welding
  • Practical welding techniques in chosen processes - Oxy Acetylene, MIG/MAG, MMA, TIG, Brazing etc…
  • Joint welding techniques, in welding positions to requirements
  • Examining, testing and diagnosing weld faults, using destructive and non-destructive methods
  • Correcting and repairing weld faults
  • Certified Code Welding Test, to a chosen standard; BS 4872, BS EN 287 / 288, ASMEIX etc


The range of welding courses on offer, align themselves to the Weldability-Sif Foundation and the TWI Intermediate to Advanced Level Welding programme. The qualifications give the individual a detailed grounding in the welding principles needed and technologies - which will result in a number of valuable qualifications;

  • Award in Introductory OA Welding Skills (QCF)
  • Award in Introductory MIG Wleding Skills (QCF)
  • Cert in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (QCF)
  • (VRQ) Cert in Positional Welding (QCF)
  • (VRQ) Cert in Fabrication & Welding Engineering Technology (QCF)
  • NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication & Welding

The qualifications are recognised throughout the industry and are in high demand by employers.

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