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Level 1 Certificate in Introductory Welding, Cutting and Fabrication Skills


This course is ideal for learners wanting a practical, hands on learning experience that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. It is a great place to start for anyone wanting to pursue a career in fabrication/welding and a useful skill to have for many other careers in engineering from motor vehicles to aerospace or nuclear fuels. You will learn the fundamentals of MIG welding process, metal fabrication and thermal cutting.


You will develop your ability to work with hand tools and powered tools. You will also learn to weld different joints so that you will be able to apply your skills to different tasks. In addition to the main qualification you will also have the opportunity to develop other skills such as Manual Metal Arc (MMA) welding as well as plasma and oxy fuel cutting techniques that will help broaden the range of career opportunities available to you. You will also have the opportunity to take part in outdoor, enrichment and sporting activities, along with a wide range of cross college activities.

This qualification is delivered in both workshop and classroom environments. In addition to learning the practical aspects of different welding, cutting and fabrication techniques you will be taught how to work safely and effectively. The class room sessions will build on your practical skills by giving you a real understanding of the theory that you will need to progress on to the Level 2 and beyond.

Entry Requirements

Ideally you will have a Grade C or Grade 4 or above in maths and English however at the start of your course we would expect you to complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of maths and English, this will help us to ensure that you are the right course at the right level for you. It also helps us to plan your programme and to make sure that the right support is in place for you.

Interview Process

Assessment and Interview

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

This qualification is for students aged 16 - 18 who are thinking about a career in Engineering or Fabrication Welding.

How is the course assessed?

Practical assessment and portfolio

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Further education or employment

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Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: January 2018
  • Hours per week:
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Start Time: 9.00am
  • End Time: 4.00pm
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Fees: Free
  • Venue: Motivate Engineering, Motor Vehicle & Body Work Training Centre , Halifax
  • Faculty: Construction & Technology
  • Department Manager: Andrew Barnes


  • Level: Level 1
  • Qualification Name: Level 1 Certificate in Introductory Welding, Cutting and Fabrication Skills
  • Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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