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Welcome to the Wilkinson Welding Academy Website

The Wilkinson Academy is a "state of the art" technology training centre in Manchester that provides high-quality certified courses to meet the needs of UK industry.

About Us

What we offer:-

  • ​Coded Qualifications - Class 1 & 2 Welding Tests
Class 1 Welding Tests:
​BSEN 287-1:2011 - Qualification test of welders - Fusion welding - Part 1: Steels
BSEN 287-2:2011 - Qualification test of welders - Fusion welding - Part 2
Aluminium and aluminium alloys
Class 2 Welding Tests:

BS 4872-1:1982/BS 4872-2:1982

Click here for further details of Class 1 & 2 testing

Personalised 1-5 day courses to meet your individual requirements.

EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Welding Skills

As well as the more advanced welding tests we offer Introductory Welding courses in any of the 3 electric arc welding processes (MIG, TIG and MMA), these courses are targeted at people with very little to no welding experience at all and aim to provide a good foundation for you to progress from. This course also provides you with a level 1 qualification awarded by the awarding body EAL.

Course content:

- 3 day course with self study booklet (9:00 – 16:00)

- Safety in the welding process

- Fundamentals of the welding process

- Five Practical welding skills

- 10 knowledge questions

Customer Specific Courses

We are also able to offer customer specific training courses that can be tailored to meet your exact requirements. Training on a wide range of materials and welding processes is available.

Who we provide training for:-
  • Taster Educational Sessions for Year 10 & 11 School Pupils
  • Apprentices/Advanced Apprentices
  • Back to Work/Return to Work
  • Administration/Sales/Quality Personnel
  • Experienced Welders with no formal Qualifications
  • Coded Welders
  • Technicians
  • College Tutors
Our Manchester Facilities include:-
  • Latest MIG/TIG/MMA Inverters
  • Robotic Cell
  • Mosa Simulator
  • Resistance Equipment
  • High Definition Plasma
  • 12 welding bays utilising both a multi purpose high vacuum system and a system using low operating pressure and high filtration efficiency for welding and cutting fumes
  • Training room with overhead projector
  • Trainee room with desktop computers
  • Canteen
  • Parking
Wide range of Engineering/Manufacturing NVQ (QCF) Programmes.

Phone us for an informal chat to discuss your personal training requirements.

Telephone: 0161 728 7944



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