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Engineering Welding Skills Award Level 1, 2 and 3

These Engineering Welding Skills courses are aimed at adult learners with a keen interest in welding who wish to acquire skills at level 1, 2 or 3. These three courses will run at the same time and students will be assessed to place them at the correct level in order to achieve a City & Guilds qualification.

If Level 3 is required, you will need to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays (may not be available on all processes). Three pathways are available at level 1 & 2 (MMA, MIG/MAG and TIG) students will select the most appropriate pathway and level for their requirements, assessed on their experience and ability by their tutor at the start of the course.

During the 15-week period you will learn one welding process at one level, and obtain a City and Guilds qualification on completion of the course.

Autumn evenings:
Z95WSBX/SER1 – Level 1/2 (Tues)
Z95WSAX/SER1 – Level 1/2 (Weds)
Z95WSEX/SER1 – Level 3 (Tues/Weds)
Spring evenings:
Z95WSDX/SER1 – Level 1/2 (Tues)
Z95WSCX/SER1 – Level 1/2 (Weds)
Z95WSFX/SER1 – Level 3 (Tues/Weds)
Please note: We are currently in the process of having a new welding workshop fitted at our Radstock campus therefore, will not be able to start the courses in September as previously planned. We aim to have the courses running in November however, will update this page with further details closer to the time. If you are interested in enrolled on this course, please register your interest below and we will contact you closer to the time regarding enrolment

We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

The level 1 and 2 includes topics such basic and intermediate practical welding methods depending on ability and experience. The level 3, which can be completed after level 1 and 2, covers advanced practical welding methods depending on ability and experience. Both will cover Health and Safety and underpinning knowledge delivered throughout the course, leading to phase tests and question and answers. These have to be completed successfully before receiving your certificate. There will also be an on-line examination at the end of the level 3 course.

Who is the course aimed at?

The level 1 and 2 is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn welding skills either to enhance their employment prospects or for pleasure for their hobby. Level 1 welding courses are ideal for anyone who is new to welding and wants to become a welder, gaining the knowledge and practical experience required. Level 2 welding courses are aimed at anyone already working in the industry who wants to develop their welding skills further and to increase their knowledge and advance their career. Level 3 welding courses are for experienced welders who need a qualification to progress to complex welding work and quality control. Applicants need to have either passed L2 welding qualifications or have extensive, high-level skills in welding through previous experience.

What are the entry requirements?

Beginners and experienced welders wishing to acquire certificates in welding.

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 1, 2 or 3 Award in Welding Skills.

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds

Who will be my tutor?

Ian Penney

How will I learn?

You will be working in the college welding workshop with tuition from our tutor, Ian. You will be assigned individual welding bays complete with welding sets and safety equipment.

What hours will I be in college?

If Level 2 is required you will need to attend on a Tuesday only. If Level 3 is required, you will need to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How will I be assessed?

There are a range of practical assessments throughout the course.

What can I do after this course?

Go into industry with a recognised qualification, proceed to the next level or try a different welding discipline.

How much does this course cost?

The level 1 and 2 Welding Awards cost £550 and the level 3 costs £990. Please check the course codes carefully to ensure you select the correct course.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Our Somer Valley Campus offers free parking and café open until 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Which department is this course in?

DECC (Department of Engineering, Construction & Computing)

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Safety boots and overalls.

What else do I need to know?

This course does not cover car bodywork repairs or taster sessions on multi-welding processes. Please note this course has a maximum of 9 learners on each session. Our Somer Valley Campus offers free parking and café open until 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.


To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: Download the Part-time Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses.


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