Welding is the most economical and efficient way to join metals permanently. It is the only way of joining two or more pieces of metal to make them act as a single piece. Welding is vital to the South African economy.

Nearly everything we use in our daily life is welded or made by equipment that is welded. Welders help build metal products from cars to bridges. Everything metal around you is welded together. The use of welding is practically unlimited. There is no lack of variety of the type of work that is done.

It is no brainer therefore that you can not fail to get a job if you haave studied welding.

The Course

The course starts from Level 1 - 3. The Levels 1-3 in Welding Skills help you develop the skills to take on basic welding through to complex welding and quality control.

The Level 2 and 3 Awards can also prepare you for a Level 2 and/or 3 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering. For these qualification, you must choose a particular type of welding that interests you, such as flux cored, arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, metal inert gas (MIG) welding, tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and manual metal arc (MMA) welding.

Depending on which level you choose, you will cover things like:

  • Producing a tee fillet weld in the PA flat position
  • Producing a corner weld in the PA flat position
  • Conducting two root bend tests through 90
  • Conducting one macro section at 5x magnification
  • Stopping and restarting the root run within the middle 50mm of the joint
  • Conducting one nick-break fracture test from your 50mm section to include stop/start positions.
  • For the Level 1 and 2 Awards you'll do practical assignments and oral knowledge tests. At Level 3 you will also do practical assignments and an on-line knowledge test.

    Which level is right for me?

    Level 1

    You are new to the welding industry and want to gain knowledge and experience in welding work.

    Level 2

    You are already working in welding and are looking to develop your skills further, to increase your responsibilities and knowledge.

    Level 3

    You've worked in welding for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further so you can undertake complex welding work and quality control.

    Possible Employers:

  • The car industry
  • Construction
  • 3 Mines
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