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MIG Welding Level 1

MIG Welding Level 1

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Start date: 21/02/2024, 6 pm to 9 pm (Wed)

This Level 1 course in MIG Welding focusses on using a semi-automatic torch and spool fed wire to produce a range of joints in the flat position, to be visually inspected.

Covering the basics of setting up, maintaining your equipment to tacking, welding various joint configurations and positions, you will develop skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle basic fabrication requirements whether at home or in the workplace.

Course Overview

The course requires the completion of 5 welded test pieces in the chosen process, and an oral examination. The assessment joints will be worked through over the duration of the course and typically include Lap, Corner, Tee and Butt, in the PA, PB and PF positions. The final outcome is an oral examination covering various aspects of welding including Health & Safety, and process specific questions on machinery, technique and common defects.

There are a total of 6 outcomes which make up the qualification:

  • 5 practical (83%)

  • 1 theoretical (17%)

Theory material will be provided for home reading if so desired, but the content required to pass the theoretical aspect of the course will be delivered during the workshop sessions.

Industry Links

Our Engineering department has many local links to industry employers, including EDF Energy, who have used this course to upskill their employees for ongoing or changing requirements in the workplace.

Progression Routes


This Level 1 course leads to a natural progression into MIG Welding Level 2, with learners successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to seek employment within the industry.

You may be interested in our Full Time provision:

  • Engineering - City & Guilds Level 3

  • Engineering - Level 1

  • Engineering - Level 2

  • Engineering - Level 3 TechBac

  • Engineering with Nuclear Behaviours - HNC Level 4

  • Fabrication & Welding - Level 1

  • Fabrication & Welding - Level 2

  • Vehicle Fitting Operations - Level 2

Discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements nor any previous welding experience for this course. Levels can be assessed and assigned during the first few weeks of the course, depending on the experience and requirements of the applicant.

Course Fees

This course costs £625.00, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B13099