Overview top

These courses are intended for those who need to obtain skills in Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding.

This certificate can only be achieved by completing two awards (e.g award in MIG L2 Welding and award in TIG L2 Welding)

The first award is full cost (chargeable), however the second award is funded.

If you wish to only gain one L2 Welding qualifications, this will be full cost only.

Each welding process has a 65 hour time period (Based on 11 days at 6 hours a day) including end assessment. The courses are flexible and are held throughout the year with time slots agreed upon enrolment. This course is also offered on a part time basis, from 5.30pm - 8pm on Mondays over 20 weeks.

A full Level 2 Certificate is gained by completing two welding processes from MIG, TIG and MMA, each process carries an award.

Progression from this qualification is made via further experience and across the range of welding processes possibly leading eventually to welding industry qualifications such as ASME IX and BS EN 287.

The award is for those whose aim is to enter the industry and for those wanting to gain a welding qualification for their own personal skills development.

Upon completion of Level 2 Certificates, students can also have their test pieces tested in accordance with British Standards 4872 which is recoginsed across industry.

  • C&G Award in Welding Skills Level 2 MIG, TIG or MMA (days or evenings) single unit award.
  • C&G Certificate in Welding Skills Level 2 MIG, TIG or MMA (days or evenings) full certificate made up of two processes.

Entry Requirements top

City and Guilds Level 1 or equivalent is preferable. However, candidates must have the experience and potential to be successful in gaining the qualification.

If you already have one Level 2 award in Welding, you will only need to complete one more L2 award to obtain the full certificate and this would be funded.

Assessment top

The assessment includes five mandatory practical tests and an oral test which covers the knowledge requirements for each programme of study. The oral test will be carried out by the assessor following successful completion of the practical tests. Acceptance of the practical tests to be assessed by visual inspection and destructive mechanical tests. Underpinning knowledge questions consist of 20 oral questions.

Professional Opportunities top

These qualifications are a platform for progression to other City and Guilds qualifications that have a welding route. For example: City and Guilds 2850 Certificate in Engineering - Welding, City and Guilds 2850 Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication and Welding. The award can also provide skills development training towards an NVQ in Welding or an Engineering NVQ award that includes welding optional units. For Example: Performing Engineering Operations.