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Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills (MIG)

This course is suitable for those who wish to gain a basic understanding of MIG welding whilst gaining a recognised qualification.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has start dates in September 2017 and January 2018. Taking 16 weeks to complete you will attend College on a Monday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

What will I study?

Located within our purpose built STEM Centre, Technology Campus you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary in pursuing a career within this industry. The following areas will be covered:

  • Health and Safety in Fabrication and Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas Shielded Welding

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of assignments and examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No. There are no formal qualifications needed although a background in engineering would be beneficial.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £440.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course you may wish to develop your welding skills even further by progressing onto the level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills (TIG).

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Jim Clarke


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Beng (Hons)
Electrical Engineering
Fabrication and Welding
Mechanical Engineering
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Why study Engineering with us?


Excellent facilities and workshops at a purpose built technology centre, which reflect real, working environment.


You will be taught by highly qualified staff with industry experience.

Breadth of courses

We have a range of courses in a variety of engineering disciplines at all levels.

Industry links

We have links with international companies and organisations.

Employment opportunities

Engineering and technology are areas that continue to be in demand.


With the skills and experience gained from our courses and the support from tutors, many of students have successfully secured a variety of engineering positions.