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Welding (City & Guilds 3268 Introductory Skills)
This programme is ideal if you require a basic skill in Manual Metal Arc, Metal Arc Gas Shielded or Tungsten Arc Gas Shielded Welding.
Duration: 18 weeks Evening Classes – Monday/Thursday/Tuesday 6.30 – 8.30pm (dependant on numbers)
Venues: Lincoln, Newark
Course Code: C3268
Course Code: C3268
For school leavers this is a basic level programme designed to offer a practical understanding of welding. It provides the opportunity for you to progress to training at a higher level, find employment, or select the competences relevant to your job. For mature students this qualification can provide the opportunity to develop a practical knowledge and experience along side a career in welding/general engineering.
This is a modular programme made up five practical tasks for each welding process. There is also a short oral examination. Practical tasks are carried out so the tutor can assess your competence. The tasks are mostly standard across the different processes.
An example of the practical requirements are shown below:
Manual Metal Arc Welding
001 Fillet Weld in horizontal/vertical position
002 Lap joint in horizontal/vertical position
003 Open outside corner in flat position
004 Single vee butt joint in flat position
005 Fillet weld in vertical position
The qualification is process specific, so you can choose which process you intend to study. You will then have to complete the associated practical tasks. You can only study one process over the 18 week course.
There are no formal academic entry requirements, but an ability to show that you are keen to develop practical workshop skills and can follow instructions is necessary.
Progress & Assessment
The units are assessed by practical tests. External Verifiers will visit the college to check the quality of practical assessments.
On successful completion you may progress to:
ABC 165 Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Practice Level 2, Level 3 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma or NVQ Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Your qualification may lead to occupations such as: Welder, Fabricator, Plater, General Engineer, Engineering Repair and Construction, Motor vehicle body repair worker, or Armed Services Personnel.
Fees for the 2013/14 academic year are currently under review. Figures given below are indicative only and subject to change. Fees will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Please contact the college for the current fees.
Darren Ruck (Lincoln), Steve Pask (Newark)
Construction & Engineering
For further details please contact the Information Office on 01522 876274