Welder Training Courses

 

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

INTRODUCTORY WELDING SKILLS

Part-Time course providing an introduction to MIG/TIG/MMA/Oxy-Fuel welding processes , delivered over 240 Hours

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LEVEL 1 AWARD SUITE

WELDING QUALIFICATION

Flexible delivery, Single process welding qualifications, delivered over 60 Hours

LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA

WELDING, BRAZING, SOLDERING AND CUTTING SKILLS

360 Hour Full-Time course covering MIG/TIG/MMA/ Oxy-Fuel/Brazing and

Cutting applications

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SUITE OF LEVEL 1 AWARD  WELDING QUALIFICATIONS

Qualification Specification

Overview

This qualification has been developed to provide a broad based introduction to the practices and processes within welding. It also supports the development of personal skills and attributes that learners need in order to develop confidence in their ability to work, learn and achieve their full potential.

 

Typical job

Welder, Fabricator Welder, Pipe Fitter Welder

 

Qualification code:

 

 

Level:

Credit value:

Guided learning hours:

Minimum learning age:

600/1903/7, 600/2170/6, 600/2172/X, 600/2171/8, 600/2173/1, 600/5801/8,

60 0/6003/7

1

7

Min 60 - Max 60

16

Purpose of qualification

This suite of introductory level welding awards from EAL contains:

• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Manual Metal Arc Welding Skills (600/2172/X)

• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Metal Inert Gas Welding Skills (600/2171/8)

• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Tungsten Inert Gas Welding Skills (600/2170/6)

• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Oxy-Acetylene Welding Skills (600/2173/1)

• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Thermal and Plasma Cutting Skills (600/5801/8)

• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Brazing and Soldering Skills (600/6003/7)

 

The content and structure of the qualifications have been developed to

provide a broad based introduction to the practices and processes within

welding, brazing, soldering and thermal cutting. They also supports the

development of personal skills and attributes that learners need in order

to develop confidence in their ability to work, learn and achieve their full

potential. Learners can progress to EAL’s level 2 welding VRQ qualifications to

further develop the skills they have learned at level 1

 

What does this qualification cover?

These qualifications are comprised of one mandatory unit, which provides

learners with the knowledge and introductory skills of the four main welding

processes, brazing, soldering and thermal cutting techniques.

 

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for learners who:

• want to start a career in welding engineering

• are thinking about welding as a career but who would like some

experience of the job role first

• are new to welding

• work in another aspect of welding engineering and require some

practical training.

It is suitable for learners aged:

• 16-18

• 19+

 

Who supports this qualification?

These qualifications have been developed in close consultation with colleges,

training associations and industry to ensure that the qualifications meets

the needs of the engineering and education sectors. In addition, EAL has

consulted throughout the development of these qualifications to ensure that

the structure and content meets the learner’s needs. This qualification is:

• Accredited by Ofqual at Level 1 on Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF)

• Endorsed by a number of post-16 providers

• Endorsed by Weldability SiF..

 

WHAT WILL BE ASSESSED?

• Assessment methods within these qualifications include Centre marked

practical and theory assessments, which have been designed to assess

the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for individual units.

• The internal assessment for each unit is set by EAL and marked by

members of the delivery team at the Centre.

• All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external

quality assurance.

• All learning outcomes of the qualifications must be assessed. In order

to help meet this requirement it is advised that learners should produce

a logbook/portfolio where they can file and make reference to evidence

that shows their achievements against the learning outcomes.

• Centres should also maintain an assessment and feedback record for

each learner, which details the evidence evaluated against the learning

outcome and the feedback given to the learner. These records must be

available to the External Verifier.

What could this qualification lead to?

Typical job roles include:

Welder, Fabricator Welder, Pipe Fitter Welder

 

This qualification relates to:

• EAL L1 Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)

• EAL L1 Certificate in Arc Welding (QCF)

• EAL L2 Certificate in Positional Welding (QCF)

• EAL L3 Award in Pipe Welding (QCF)

• EAL L2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)

• EAL L2 & L3 NVQ in Fabrication And Welding Engineering

• EAL L2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (QCF)

• EAL L3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (QCF))

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements

for these qualifications. However, learners must have the potential to achieve

all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to

demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy

required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the

completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

how is the qualification achieved?

These qualifications are gained when all the necessary units have been

achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s certificate.

The learner will also receive a certificate of unit credit, listing all the units

they have achieved.

 

However, if they don’t manage to complete the full qualification, learners

can still claim a certificate of unit credit for the units achieved. Therefore,

they still have proof of their ability and could complete the qualification at a

later date.

 

Units can also be taken individually (stand-alone). This manual must be

used in conjunction with the delivery and assessment of any individual

units to ensure that assessment requirements and methodologies are

consistently applied

HOW WILL IT BE ASSESSED?

• Internal assessments involve collecting and evaluating evidence that

demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes for each unit.

• The internal assessments are accompanied by marking criteria,

checklists and other materials to ensure that the delivery team is

consistent in their approach to internal assessments across learners.

• The internal assessments and the accompanying marking/assessment

criteria can be found in the individual units within the Delivery Pack and

Learner Pack.

• Centres are responsible for ensuring that internal assessment is

suitably controlled to ensure that assessment decisions are valid

and reliable, and that work submitted for assessment by learners is

prepared and produced by them independently, without assistance from

others, and free of plagiarism.

• Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or

multiple choice question papers, these should be treated as controlled

assessments therefore imposing the necessary restrictions on the

learner, as necessary. Guidance sheets have also been created to hand

out to the learners, to ensure they are aware how to complete the

multiple choice and short answer questions papers, where appropriate.

STRUCTURE

Units include in this suite of qualifications are:

NOTE: Only one unit is mandatory in all of the qualifications within the suite of Level 1 Awards

GLH = Guided learning Hours

Unit

 Unit title

Ofqual Code

Credit

GLH

QIWS1-001

Tungsten Inert Gas Welding

7

60

M/501/9419

QIWS1-002

Metal Inert Gas Welding

7

60

H/501/9420

QIWS1-003

Manual Metal Arc Welding

7

60

H/501/9417

QIWS1-004

Oxy-Acetylene Welding

7

60

K/501/9418

QIWS1-005

Brazing and Soldering

7

60

L/504/0696

QIWS1-006

Thermal Cutting Techniques

7

60

D/504/0699

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