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Award in Metal inert Gas (MIG) Welding Level 1

Ashington Campus
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City and Guilds Award in Introductory Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding (QCF) Level 1

Start Date:
12 September

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone wishing to gain practical experience in MIG welding and is suitable for beginners. This course is 100% practical and suits anyone who has the desire to get a new skill or re-train as a welder

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have an interest in welding but no formal qualifications are needed.

What will I study on the course?

You will study a number of different topics including health and safety within a welding environment and the safe operation of the MIG welding equipment. You will practically train to complete five welding assessments which will be assessed in accordance with BS EN 4872 coded welder certification.

The course runs from September till March where you will attend college one night a week for 24 weeks. You will complete five practical weld tests and answer some oral questions.

Your progress will be assessed by practical tasks throughout the course, by the welding team, to ensure competency and correct welding technique is being used.

You can attend college on a different night and train in a different welding process. Or you train to become a weld inspector or develop your skills further by training to become a highly skilled coded welder.

City and Guilds Award in Introductory Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding (QCF) Level 1

After completing the course you can progress onto a Level 2 3268 welding qualification or train in a different welding process or you can train to become a weld inspector.

For Full-Cost and Leisure courses there is no financial support available.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

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