What will I learn?

Our City & Guilds Level 3 MIG Welding course will take your skills to the next level and gain a formal industry standard qualification.

The level 3 award qualification can be completed individually on plate or pipe, as well as bespoke requirements on different processes.

Suitable for those who have previously completed a Level 2 qualification or undertake welding in their jobs with previous welding experience, this course will cover

  • Producing a butt weld in the horizontal and overhead positions
  • Producing a tee fillet weld in the horizontal position
  • Producing a tee fillet weld in the overhead position
  • Producing an outside corner weld in the overhead position
  • Factors that influence weld quality and Health and Safety and process requirements relevant to welding

    The City and Guilds Level 3 course takes the skills from the level 1 course, welding in the horizontal position and the level two, in the vertical position and advances to full positional welding overhead.
    The level 3 plate qualification allows advancement to specialist pipe welding.

    Where will it lead me?

    The level 3 plate qualification allows advancement to specialist pipe welding.

    Entry Requirements

    Learners will either need to have a Level 2 welding qualification or extensive industry experience before joining this training. Learners may be asked to attend a test weld and interview before they are accepted on the course.

    Fee Details 1

    Free if 19+ and don’t have a FULL L3 or above

    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
    Sheffield City Region**
    Tees Valley
    West of England
    West Midlands
    West Yorkshire**

    **from 1/8/21

    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.

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    • 01/10/2021 - 11/03/2022 (AWL3AWSMP/PG01)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    13:30 - 17:30