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LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN INTRODUCTORY WELDING, BRAZING, SOLDERING AND CUTTING SKILLS
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.
Welder, Fabricator Welder, Pipe Fitter Welder
Guided learning hours:
Minimum learning age:
Min 360 - Max 360
Purpose of qualification
The EAL Level 1 Diploma in Introductory Welding, Brazing, Soldering and
Cutting Skills is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). The content and
structure of the qualification has been developed to provide a broad based
introduction to the practices and processes within welding, brazing, soldering
and thermal cutting. 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.
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?
This qualification comprises six core mandatory units. These include:
• Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
• Metal Inert Gas Welding
• Manual Metal Arc Welding
• Oxy-Acetylene Welding
• Brazing and Soldering
• 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
It is suitable for learners aged:
Who supports this qualification?
This 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. 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 this qualification 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
• All learning outcomes of the qualification 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)
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements
for this qualification. 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?
This qualification is 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
HOW WILL IT BE ASSESSED?
• Internal assessments involve collecting and evaluating evidence that
demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes in 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
• 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.
This qualification has six mandatory units (42 credits, 360 GLHs)
NOTE: GLH = Guided learning Hours.
ALL mandatory units must be achieved:
Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
Metal Inert Gas Welding
Manual Metal Arc Welding
Brazing and Soldering
Thermal Cutting Techniques