This City & Guilds course is delivered at our purpose-built workshop in Ilkeston. It will provide you with the basic concepts and skills in welding and you will learn various methods of MIG welding processes.
The course takes 16 weeks to complete in three-hour sessions, one night per week.
A Level 1 qualification in Welding is needed to access this course as the Level 2 qualification builds on these skills. Demand is high, however, and we strongly recommend that you contact the course leader before enrolling to avoid any disappointment.
You will develop intermediate 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 30-question test from the awarding body.
You will need safety equipment – overalls and boots – in line with College requirements.
You can progress your career in a range of roles within the engineering welding sector.
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."