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.

    Learners will need to bring fire retardant overalls and safety boots to the course.

    Please note that during the Covid 19 outbreak, learners will also need to provide a set of welding gauntlets . These 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 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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    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


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