What will I learn?

This welding course is ideal if you are already working in welding and are looking to develop your skills further to increase responsibilities and knowledge. The course is accredited which means that if you complete all five assignments plus one oral knowledge test, you will be awarded a City and Guilds Level 2 certificate.

The course will cover the following aspects of MIG welding:

Health and Safety requirements relevant to welding
Producing a butt weld in the PA flat position and vertical position
Producing a lap fillet in the vertical position
Producing a tee fillet weld in the vertical position
Producing a tube-to-plate tee fillet weld in the PB horizontal and vertical position
Factors that influence weld quality

Delegates will need to bring fire retardant overalls, welding gauntlets and and safety boots.

Learners should either have completed the Introduction to Welding course at Sparsholt College or have some experience of MMA welding.

Where will it lead me?

Delegates who complete this course may progress on to the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Advanced Welding Skills held at Sparsholt College

Entry Requirements

Learners should either have completed our Introduction to Welding course or have some experience of MIG welding. They may need to attend more than one Introduction to Welding course before they are at the standard required for a level 2 course.

Learners may be invited to a test weld before they are accepted on the course

Please note that learners need to bring safety boots, fire retardant overalls and their own set of welding gauntlets to the course. The latter are available at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Welding-Leather-Gaunlets-Resistant-Welders/dp/B00E62CMAE/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=welding+gloves&qid=1593510261&sr=8-5

Fee Details 1

Free if unemployed or low wage (if aged 19-23 must have Full L2 or above to be eligible)

Fee Details 2

Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

Cambridge and Peterborough
Greater London Authority
Greater Manchester
Liverpool City Region
North of Tyne Combined Authority
North East
South Yorkshire
Tees Valley
West Midlands
West Yorkshire
West of England

Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.

^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

Fee Code


Fee Remission

For further information on fee remission details linked to the above Fee
Code – refer to our PT Application form on our

Website Here

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.



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Andover College, SP10 1EJ


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