What will I learn?

The City & Guilds Level 2 TIG award is available as two parts A.C. TIG for welding aluminium or D.C. TIG for welding low carbon steels and stainless steels. Each course is a standalone Award qualification.

Suitable for both hobbyists and those who undertake TIG welding in their jobs, this course will cover

  • Producing a butt weld in the 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 horizontal and vertical position
  • Factors that influence weld quality and Health and Safety requirements relevant to welding

    Learners will need to bring safety boots, fire retardant overalls and a pair of welding gauntlets to the course

    Where will it lead me?

    Having completed this course, learners will be able to progress onto our L3 Award in Advanced Welding Skills (TIG). The Level 3 is an industry standard qualification and upon completion learners will be able to apply for welding jobs.

    Entry Requirements

    Learners should either have completed our Introduction to Welding course or have some experience of TIG 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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