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How To Become A Welder – Whats Involved?

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Welding Course Overview

There are multiple sectors that require qualified welders, aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, construction, boiler making, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, agriculture, transport, electronics and most engineering services. This broad spectrum makes life as a certified welder extremely varied and interesting. Whether you are looking to build your own business or find the perfect employer, this course is perfect to achieve this. Our course fits around your current work and other commitments.

Not only do we have excellent on site experience, but we can also provide virtual reality simulations so you can continue learning from the comfort of your home! Prepare to get your hands on our BPEC accredited training centres. The Trades College has a first time pass rate in excess of 97% meaning over 10,000 people become qualified each year.

Welding Qualifications Once Complete

The Trades College focuses on what employers want to see. With the course that you complete with us, you receive amazing qualifications that can help you showcase your new-found skills. These qualifications are:


Level 1 & Level 2 Theory Modules

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award in introductory Welding Skills Oxy-Acetylene Welding
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award in introductory Welding Skills Metal Inert Gas Welding
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Award in introductory Welding Skills Metal Arc Welding
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering – Fabrication and Welding Technology
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Welding Skills Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Welding Skills Manual Metal Arc Welding

When qualified, you will work as a fully qualified welder running your own business or working for a firm. This entails a list of highly requested skills such as (but not limited to):

  • Work as a fully qualified Welder within the engineering industry.
  • Oxy Acetylene
  • Manual Metal ARC
  • MIG & TIG welding processes
  • Welding anything from stainless steel to aluminium 
  • The Awards and Certificates can help you develop your welding and fabrication career further and take on jobs that require more specialist skills
  • Develop a career or even a business in this essential craft


Welding Salary To Expect 

After studying with The Trades College and becoming a qualified welder, what can you expect? With the immense growth in the industry, the need for qualified welders has risen through the roof. There has been a high demand for British welders to take the reins and restore the tremendous growth of goods for exporting to other countries. Job security is one of the greatest things about becoming a welder within the country.

The national average is somewhere between £24,000 and £27,000. This can equate to about £12.56 per hour or higher! Entry-level positions usually start at around £18,525 with an impressive potential of £41,637. Partnering the potential for income growth along with job security, you can’t go wrong with investing your time into becoming a fully qualified welder. With the needs for welders only going up, this is a safe investment for you and your future.

Imagine this. You have skills, potential, the willingness to learn and a bright future ahead … now weld them all together and we have YOU. The Trades College is tailored for you. Our courses work around your current circumstances making the journey to becoming a welder streamline, with plenty of flexibility and support from tutors that have been selected for their competence, communication skills and experience. You’re in good hands. 

Visit our dedicated Welding page and get in contact with us about Becoming A Welder.





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