Class 1 & Class 2 Welding Testing



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Our Awarding Bodies

EAL Level 1 - MMA Course

EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills

QIWS-003- Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMA) - (QCF) - 600/2172/X

Funding available for jobseekers (For more information please see below)

Course Duration

The course is 60 guided learning hours and includes self study and 5 days training and assessment at the Wilkinson Welding Academy.

Self Study Booklet

Trainees will receive a self study booklet that can be kept as a useful resource about the welding process.

What is this qualification?

The qualification was developed to fill an identified gap in the market for an introductory level welding qualification.
The level 1 VRQ is designed to have a 'hands on' practical approach to introductory welding training and as such to
support approved retention and attainment at Level 1.

The qualification has been developed in close consultation with colleges, training associations and industry to ensure that the qualification meets the needs of the engineering and education sectors.

Who is this qualification for?

  • ‚ÄčPeople that wish to enter further education but do not have the necessary GCSE grades
  • People that want to enter a career in welding engineering
  • Those thinking about welding as a career but who would like some experience of the job role first
  • People new to welding
  • People who work in another aspect of welding engineering and require some practical training

The assessment for this qualification will include 5 practical tasks and a knowledge test.

All tasks will not exceed 45 minutes.

  1. Produce beads on plate in the PA flat position
  2. Product a lap fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position
  3. Produce a tee filler weld in the PA flat position
  4. Produce a tee fillet weld in the PB horizontal/vertical position
  5. Produce a corner weld in the PA flat position
  6. A theory test covering the Process and Health & Safety requirements for MMA welding

Price and Availability

Please contact us for a quotation and future course dates.

Jobseekers Funding

For unemployed people claiming Jobseekers Allowance, please ask your JCP Adviser to make a direct referral to
Blue Training on 0844 879 4491 who will provide a date for you to be seen for interview at the Wilkinson Welding Academy.

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