Course Overview

Course Aims

The course is designed for beginners as well as experienced welders. The course will allow learners to progress their MAG / MIG welding skills and undertake a recognised NC unit from an SQA Qualification. The course will end with a BS 4872 coded welding test, this can be in MAG / MIG or another process depending on the learners experience.

Benefits of Attending

On completion of the course, candidates will be able to perform basic welding tasks, manage equipment to a competent standard and have a general understanding of health & safety procedures.

This course will contain 2 welding tests. The first will be to attain a recognised SQA NC unit in MIG / MAG Welding skills and the second will be a BS 4872 CSWTO Accredited welding qualification at an appropriate level for the candidate’s ability, such as a MAG PB Fillet weld on 6mm plate. (This will be assessed on completion of the course)

Outline of Programme

  • Safely and Correctly use Manual Metal Arc (MMA) & Metal Active Gas (MAG) equipment.
  • Identify and Assemble the Necessary Welding Equipment.
  • Safe Set Up of Equipment and Preparing to Weld.
  • Correctly Choose Welding Processes and Materials for Different Applications.
  • Strike and Maintain the Welding Arc & Identify Process Technique Deficiencies.
  • Weld fillet joints in a variety of positions.
  • Correctly Identify Welding Defects and their Causes.



Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required, however you should be practically minded.


Progress on to further Coded welding qualifications / gain employment at recognised skill level.


2 welding tests will be undertaken after the training process to attain a SQA NC unit as well as a BS 4872 Welding test.

Course Information

Campus: Clydebank

Start Date: to be confirmed

Duration: 8 weeks

Evening: Tuesday

Time: 6pm-9pm

Price: £500 

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