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Welding Course

Blend of Theory (remote learning) and Practical (training centre based)



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Courses from £35 per week - subject to approval

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
1 year
Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
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Change your life with a job ready course

The main objective of this training course is to give you the "hands-on" knowledge and practical skills for your chosen trade, regardless of your current level of ability. This is a uniquely structured blended learning program, delivered by a combination of theory and practical skills acquisition.

The practical training is designed to complement the course – not only bringing into context the theory you have learnt at home, but also giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work competently and safely in your chosen trade.

This course aims to provide you with everything you need to approach your career with confidence and gain the qualifications proving your competence in welding.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have attained the knowledge, skills and qualifications needed to gain employment and work competently and safely as a welder.


Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering

Awarded by City & Guilds
Regulated by Ofqual


Welding CourseWhat the course covers:
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Thermal cutting
  • Brazing
  • Soldering
  • Manual Metal Arc Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
The qualifications for the course:
  • City & Guilds level 1 Award in introductory Welding Skills Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • City & Guilds level 1 Award in introductory Welding Skills Metal Inert Gas Welding
  • City & Guilds level 1 Award in introductory Welding Skills Metal Arc Welding
  • City & Guilds level 2 Diploma in Engineering – Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • City & Guilds level 2 Award in Welding Skills Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
  • City & Guilds level 2 Award in Welding Skills Manual Metal Arc Welding

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is interested in a new career as a welder


Based in England

Minimum age requirement is 18 years of age

Career path

You can work for a welder company in the UK or be self-employed and have your own company.


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.