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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Berkeley Green
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 77983
Cost: N/A

SGS Berkeley Green


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Course Detail

Level 1 Welding

Full time course


The new SGS Berkeley campus offers a state-of-the-art, fully equipped Fabrication and Welding workshop. Learners will study the basic principles of this technology and develop practical skills in all types of welding techniques and processes. Learners will work with metals and alloys, and cut and join composite materials such as plastics using specialist welding methods.

Skills required

  • To understand technical plans
  • To be able to concentrate for long periods
  • Maths and measuring skills
  • Technical skills like knowing how to choose the right welding method for the job
  • Strong understanding of safe working practices

Qualifications and progression

SGS offer Fabrication and Welding full-time courses at levels 1, 2 and 3 and apprenticeships at level 2. Once you have progressed through the levels you could continue on to a HND.

Industries for employment

A career in fabrication and welding could offer employment opportunities in a wide range of industries including construction, engineering, transport, aerospace, offshore oil and gas industries.

What do I need to join?

You will need three GCSEs at grade 2 (grade E), including English and maths.

What can I don next?

On successful completion, learners can progress to Level 2 Welding or Engineering or an apprenticeship. 


SGS Berkeley Green

Dates & Costs

Level 1 Welding

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 77983

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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