This course is an introduction to practical welding techniques and is suitable for begineers to welding or those needing to refresh their knowledge.
There are options for students to concentrate on welding techniques appropriate to them, with MIG, TIG and MMA options available.
Learning will take place in the well-equipped Ilkeston welding workshop.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Individual units are available in the following welding techniques:
Only one technique can be covered during the course duration.
Assessment will be through:
Students will require specialist PPE during practical activities.
Students can progress to the Level 2 City & Guilds welding programme.
Students can progress into welding careers.
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."