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Introductory Welding Skills

Qualification: College Certificate
Level 1

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About this course

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This is an introductory welding course that would suit those seeking to learn the basics of welding, it's aimed at those who are interested in learning to weld to pursue a hobby etc.

Practice will be on Mild Steel 1.6 mm to 6mm.

This practical course takes place in a controlled environment and all consumables are provided. Just bring your PPE.

Training and advice from our fully qualified welding teacher will ensure that you improve your welding skills as the weeks progress.

Important Notice

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers. If there are too few enrolments, the College may cancel the course. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until enrolment is complete and any relevant fees are paid.

There is no funding available for this course, so all students will be required to pay the full course fee. 

The course fee must be paid at least 3 weeks before start date. Payment plans available.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848
Email: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk 

The course begins with Manual Metal Arc (MMA) and/or Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, this enables you to learn the basics and develop good hand eye coordination whilst practicing with our industrial equipment. Following on from this, if you have become proficient in these two processes you will be given the opportunity to learn and practice TIG welding.

No formal welding qualifications are needed to do this course.

No interview is required for this course. We will email you information about how to pay and complete your enrolment when we receive your application. Your place is not secure until payment has been received.

Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
01/10/24 18:00 - 20:00 (Tue) 10 weeks Main campus £450
28/01/25 18:00 - 20:00 (Tue) 10 weeks Main campus £450
  •  Fabrication and welding course

You will need to bring your own personal safety wear i.e. boots and overalls. Specific welding safety wear is provided by the College.