This City & Guilds course is delivered at our purpose-built workshop in Ilkeston. The course will provide you with knowledge of advanced concepts and skills in welding. You will learn various methods of MIG welding processes.
The course takes 32 weeks to complete in three-hour sessions. It involves a mixture of classroom and workshop sessions.
You need to have taken the City & Guilds Level 2 MIG Welding Awareness course.
Please note that demand is high for this course and we strongly recommend that you contact the course leader before enrolling to avoid any disappointment.
The course covers advanced practical skills and technical knowledge in standard welding techniques. You will learn in our purpose-built welding facility.
The course consists of continuous assessments over five assignments as well as a final online examination that contains 30 questions from the awarding body.
Coding level will also be attached to this qualification.
You will need safety equipment – overalls and boots – in line with College requirements.
You can consider the BTEC National Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering.
You can advance your career in any job role that requires welding.
Rolls-Royce manager Jack O'Connor says his Derby College engineering course was the "start of everything" for the skills needed in his career. Jack joined the aero engine giant as a semi-skilled polisher and packer of blades. He began his Derby College Level 3 NVQ in engineering principals at the age of 23 when he was accepted by the company as an apprentice. Now aged 31, Jack is a Rolls-Royce production leader. He is also taking a University of Warwick – Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Business management. Jack said he left school was "a few" GCSEs and the college course and apprenticeship provided him with a second chance to kickstart his career and build his confidence.
He said: "I can honestly say that the course was brilliant and the lecturers were great.
"If you went through a difficult period they were always there to support you. You could have a laugh and a joke as well, and when you take into account the facilities, you're halfway there.
"I was really impressed. It was the start of everything for my work, really."