Engineering & Motor Vehicle

Introductory Metal Inert Gas Welding Skills Award - E145

12 Quays Part Time Level 1 Duration 10 weeks

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This course develops those skills necessary to train for work as a welder. It covers basic to intermediate techniques required for the modern engineering industry.

Course Details

The award consists of five units:

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment
  • Preparing and Using Manual MIG, MAG and Other Continuous Wire Welding Equipment
  • All units have workshop content.
Entry Guidelines
  • No previous experience in fabrication and welding is needed
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate basic English and maths skills at Entry level or above
  • IT skills would be beneficial
  • Satisfactory interview and assessment (including manual dexterity)
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

Protective clothing such as boots and overalls will be required for workshop practice.

Assessment Method

Students will be individually action planned and reviewed throughout the course.

Where can I progress to?

Apprenticeships in local light and heavy fabrication/welding companies, shipbuilding and ship repair. Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects

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Starting 14th September 2020 - Ending - 24th November 2021REF E145M001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £250.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

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