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Level: 3

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 35

Hours: 3.00

Start: 14/09/2016

Days / Times: Wednesday 17:30 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 390.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This City & Guilds course is delivered at our purpose-built workshop in Ilkeston. The course will provide you with knowledge of advanced concepts and skills in welding. You will learn various methods of MIG welding processes.

The course takes 32 weeks to complete, in three-hour sessions. It involves a mixture of classroom and workshop sessions.

Entry requirements

You need to have taken the City & Guilds Level 2 MIG Welding Awareness course.

Please note that demand is high for this course and we strongly recommend that you contact the course leader before enrolling to avoid any disappointment.

Course Content

The course covers advanced practical skills and technical knowledge in standard welding techniques. You will learn in our purpose-built welding facility.

How will I be assessed?

The course consists of continuous assessments over five assignments as well as a final online examination that contains 30 questions from the awarding body.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will  need safety equipment – overalls and boots – in line with College requirements. 

What can I do after this course?

Further study 

You can consider the BTEC National Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering.


You can advance your career in any job role that requires welding.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Rosie Dales

Rosie Dales

Welding student Rosie forges ahead in fabrications

Student welder Rosie Dales is forging ahead in the male-dominated world of fabrication thanks to Derby College. Rosie, 24, is set to take a Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding. She is also adding skills to a previous Level 2 qualification which she did not gain through an earlier provider. Rosie, who was born deaf and is a skilled lipreader, uses a hearing aid to boost what sound she can hear. She praised the teaching focus of her Derby College tutor and said her fellow students were "deaf aware", which was helpful. After working unpaid for two weeks, Rosie landed an apprenticeship with her grandfather's firm, Dales Fabrications, in Ilkeston. She found that she loved the work and the company is now funding her college training.

Rosie said: "I'm really enjoying the college work. The tutor is focussed on the students and I'm making good progress.

"I think it's going well. I'm taking small steps at a time. After I qualify I might go on to a higher qualification and see where that takes me. We'll see."


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