City & Guilds Awards in Welding Skills

The L1 / L2 / L3 City & Guilds welding awards are designed for a range of abilities: from beginners who need basic welding training, to experienced welders who want to develop specialist skills.

Level 1 welding Awards are ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.
Level 2 welding Awards are aimed at anyone already working in the industry who wants to develop their welding skills further and advance their career.
Level 3 welding Awards are for experienced welders who need a qualification to progress to complex welding work and quality control.

Level 1 City & Guilds Introductory Awards in Welding Skills

The Level 1 City & Guilds Introductory Welding Skills Awards are designed to teach those who are new to welding and help those who have welded but wish to become qualified. The Level 1 Awards will give you the basic skills required to set up a welding machine and complete a series of exercises required to gain the Award. In addition to the welding, students will gain technical knowledge in regards to welding terminology when talking about equipment and the welds they produce.

What will I learn?

The L1 Welding City & Guilds Awards and Certificates are ideal if you are new to the welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and brazing & soldering and want to gain knowledge and practical experience. The Awards within this suite of qualifications could help you develop a career in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. They could lead to a number of job roles including:

  • Fitter Welder
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Maintenance Welding Operative
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Plater Fabricator
  • Welder.

We offer three Award size qualifications available to study individually at Level 1.

Certificates Awarded
  • City & Guilds (3268-12) Level 1 Award In Introductory Welding Skills – Tungsten Inert Gas ( TIG ) Welding
  • City & Guilds (3268-13) Level 1 Award In Introductory Welding Skills – Metal Inert Gas ( MIG ) Welding
  • City & Guilds (3268-10) Level 1 Award In Introductory Welding Skills – Manual Metal Arc ( MMA ) Welding
Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

None.

Level 2 Level 2 City & Guilds Award in Welding Skills

The City & Guilds level 2 Award in Welding Skills is a noticeable step up from the level 1 in technical skills. The Level 2 awards are aimed at people who are working in a Welding and Fabrication environment or those who have some experiences in these roles. There are more path ways available to choose with regards to material type, which allows for the individual learning needs to be catered for. At this level the theory side to welding becomes more apparent and learners discover new welding techniques and the underpinning knowledge behind them. Learners will be required to complete a set of practical exercises as well as an oral assessment.

What will I learn?

The Level 2 Awards are ideal if you are already working in welding and fabrication industries and are looking to develop your skills further, to increase your responsibilities and knowledge. It is suitable for those who work doing repairs or in a manufacturing industry.

We offer three Award size qualifications available to study individually at Level 2.

Certificates Awarded

  • City & Guilds (3268-02) Level 2 Award In Welding Skills – Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
  • City & Guilds (3268-02) Level 2 Award In Welding Skills – Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
  • City & Guilds (3268-02) Level 2 Award In Welding Skills – Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

None.

Level 3 City & Guilds Advanced Award in Welding Skills

The Advanced Level 3 is the learner’s opportunity to specialise in one or more welding processes, which will vary depending on the process picked, material type and composition they choose. At this level it is a combination of skills previously acquired and new skills gained which will be used to complete the practical exercises set.  At this level in addition to the practical assessments, an online exam will need to be passed to gain the Level 3.

What will I learn?

The Level 3 Awards are ideal if you’ve worked in welding for some time – you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further so that you can undertake complex welding work and quality control.

We offer five Award size qualifications available to study individually at Level 3.

Certificates Awarded

City & Guilds (3268-03) Level 3 Award In Advanced Welding Skills – Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding – Plate

City & Guilds (3268-03) Level 3 Award In Advanced Welding Skills – Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding – Aluminium

City & Guilds (3268-03) Level 3 Award In Advanced Welding Skills – Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding – Plate

City & Guilds (3268-03) Level 3 Award In Advanced Welding Skills – Flux Cored Arc Welding

City & Guilds (3268-03) Level 3 Award In Advanced Welding Skills – (MMA) Welding – Pipe or (MIG) Welding – Pipe

What Can I Do Next?

An advanced Award could help you develop your welding career and take on jobs that require specialist welding skills. On completion of one of these Level 3 Awards, you could also move on to a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering.

City & Guilds Awards in Welding Skills
LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationWe can tailor this course to suit your needs.
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateVarious start dates throughout the year. Please contact us for dates.
PricePlease contact us for prices.

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