This City & Guilds course is delivered at our purpose-built workshop in Ilkeston. The course will provide you with the basic concepts and skills in welding. You will learn various methods of MIG welding processes.
The course takes 16 weeks to complete in three-hour sessions. It leads seamlessly to the Level 2 Welding Awareness course that is also delivered at Ilkeston throughout the year.
There are no minimum entry requirements for the course. Demand is high, however, and we strongly recommend that you contact the course leader before enrolling to avoid any disappointment.
You will develop basic practical knowledge and skills in standard welding techniques - all undertaken in our purpose-built welding facility.
The course consists of continuous assessments over five assignments as well as a final 20-question test from the awarding body.
You will need safety equipment – overalls and boots – in line with College requirements.
You can advance to the Level 2 MIG Welding Awareness course.
You can progress your career in the wide range of roles which require welding.
Student welder Rosie Dales is forging ahead in the male-dominated world of fabrication thanks to Derby College. Rosie, 24, is set to take a Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding. She is also adding skills to a previous Level 2 qualification which she did not gain through an earlier provider. Rosie, who was born deaf and is a skilled lipreader, uses a hearing aid to boost what sound she can hear. She praised the teaching focus of her Derby College tutor and said her fellow students were "deaf aware", which was helpful. After working unpaid for two weeks, Rosie landed an apprenticeship with her grandfather's firm, Dales Fabrications, in Ilkeston. She found that she loved the work and the company is now funding her college training.
Rosie said: "I'm really enjoying the college work. The tutor is focussed on the students and I'm making good progress.
"I think it's going well. I'm taking small steps at a time. After I qualify I might go on to a higher qualification and see where that takes me. We'll see."