overview

  • Course code:

    14FWC1

  • Subject area:

    Engineering, Welding

  • Attendance:

    Part Time

  • Qualification:

    Certificate in Introductory Welding Skills (3268-17)         

  • Duration:

    September until June - 34 weeks

  • Venue:

    Crawley

  • Start Date:

    September

About the course

This course provides the perfect opportunity for anyone who wishes to be able to learn how to weld and are unsure which process would be appropriate for them to learn, it also provides a good underpinning knowledge of the processes and associated health and safety.

Students will get to choose three of the four processes offered; MMA, MIG, TIG, and Oxy-acetylene.

By the end of the course you will achieve certification in your chosen processes, and have gained a sound understanding of the theory behind them.  In addition to this, you will be inducted in the use of the workshop facilities, and have a better understanding of the technical terms involved in welding.

This Certificate is an internationally recognised qualification from City & Guilds.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Applicants may be those in the industry requiring certification for job progression, people involved in vehicle restoration with limited welding experience, people looking into a career change with no previous experience in the subject, or to those looking for a practical course who do not wish to work within the industry.  The workshop is adapted for wheelchair access and welding equipment can be modified.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessment will be conducted by the tutors running the course, and verified both internally and externally.

Each process requires the student to produce a series of 5 test welds which must meet a predetermined standard set by City & Guilds. In addition to this there are a set of questions regarding health and safety, and theory relevant to the process, this is conducted verbally within the workshop.

Costs/EQUIPMENT

Students 16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, a food allowance and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Students aged 19 and over will have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Attendance requirements

1 evening per week either Monday 6pm - 9pm or Tuesday 6pm - 9pm

AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE

Upon completion, this qualification will allow progression to the level 2 certificate, or level 2 awards offered by the college. A level 1 certificate would be useful in regard to apprenticeship application, or entry to a full-time course in Fabrication and Welding at Crawley College.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.