Welding Techniques and Skills ABC Award Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The College is still taking applications for the September 2023 intake on this course. If you have any difficulty applying on this page please call the Welding team on 01278 441282 who will be happy to help.

These courses are offered either as a Bridgwater and Taunton College certificated course at the fee advertised or as an ABC Awards certificated course for an additional fee.

Whether a trainee or a young person interested in learning how to weld and acquiring new skills, are self-employed or an adult wanting to change career, or just looking to improve existing welding skills, then this is the right course.

There are two levels of training to suit specific needs, each covering a range of different welding processes and techniques. This course can provide learners with an industry recognised qualification (if this option is taken) and the acquisition of skills and knowledge in modern welding processes and techniques.

One welding process from a choice of MIG, TIG or manual metal arc welding. At Level 2 candidates will learn down hand welding. There is a theory element to each of the processes. Learners will also learn about the health and safety associated with welding.

Learners will be expected to wear the following mandatory PPE/RPE in the BTC workshops when carrying out welding activities:

  • TIG/MMA welding gloves
  • Leather apron
  • Head mounted welding screens
  • Air fed welding screens (Loaned and available on a first come first served basis)
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear plugs
  • Safety boots
  • Proban overalls
  • A P3 Respiratory protection which protects against welding fumes.

PPE/RPE which is brought in by learners for use in our workshops will be checked to ensure it is suitable for welding related activities.

Assessment Methods

Learners can choose whether or not they wish to work towards achieving the ABC Awards in Welding and Fabrication or to just acquire the welding and fabrication skills without taking the qualification. To achieve the ABC qualification learners will be primarily assessed in the form of practical tests. Each process is assessed via two weld tests along with an accompanying basic theory test.

Progression Options

Those achieving at Level 2 can progress onto Level 3 the following year or into employment as a welder. Learners may also choose to do another process at the same level.

Course Summary

Course Title Welding Techniques and Skills ABC Award Level 2
Entry Requirements

At Level 2 there are no entry requirements, just an interest in learning a new skill and a commitment to attend evening classes.

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