Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills (MIG)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

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 2018 and January 2019. 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?

Although a background in engineering would be beneficial there are no formal qualifications needed.

What are the course fees?

If you are aged 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please visit our Financial Support for Adults information page.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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)
Electrical Engineering
Fabrication and Welding
Mechanical Engineering
University Centre St Helens

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