Welding Skills (Evening Class) College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course in welding skills is aimed at individuals looking to gain more practical skills to gain entry into the employment or further study. With the current offshore wind developments off the east coast of Scotland there is a huge requirement for individuals with these skillsets. Suitable for those looking to upskill, reskill and second skill and transition from one subject specialism to another, this introduction to welding course will equip first time welders and those looking to improve their practical skills in MIG welding processes with the fundamental knowledge and skills to weld. The course is a blend of practical and theoretical training and it will provide information on the most commonly used welding processes of MIG welding work, practical instruction on the operation and applications, and the safe use and handling of the equipment.

Entry requirements

Suitable for those looking to upskill, reskill and second skill and transition from one subject specialism to another, this introduction to welding course will equip first time welders and those looking to improve their practical skills in MIG welding processes with the fundamental knowledge and skills to weld.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • Introduction to MIG/MAG welding
  • Safe use and handling MIG/MAG welding equipment
  • Preparing MIG/MAG welding equipment
  • Demonstration of MIG/MAG welding
  • Carry out practical welding exercises
  • Achieve SQA single unit qualification on single V butt and T Fillet joints
  • Identification and rectification of defects
  • Qualification number F5F7 12 MIG/MAG Welding Skills 

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date

10 weeks beginning 24th January 2023

Tuesday 6-9pm

Fees

Cost = £375.

Students may have the potential of applying for £200 a year towards the cost of the Welding Skills Evening Class from ILA Scotland. This is a Scottish Government scheme for people with an income of £22,000 a year or less or who are on benefits.  The money is not a loan - so you don't have to pay any of it back.  If you are 16 or over, you could be eligible for help with funding for this “hands on” practical skills based evening class where upon successful completion you will be presented with an SQA and or college certificate in the welding and fabrication processes you completed.

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