Welding & Fabrication (ABC) Award Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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.

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 & Fabrication (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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