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Welding Award Level 2

This award provides the basic skills required for people hoping to start a career in Welding, but is also appropriate for those wishing to improve their welding skills for work or hobby interests. The skills required are considerably greater than those required for the Level 1 qualification.
At Level 2 you can choose to specialise in one of the following processes: MIG, TIG, MMA or Oxy-Acetylene. Following a period of training to enable you to become competent in the chosen discipline, five practical tests will be completed.
An example of typical course tests would be: Single Vee Butt Joint in the flat position, Lap Fillet Joint in the vertical up position, Tee Fillet Joint in the vertical up position, Single Vee Butt Joint in the vertical up position, Tube to Plate in the horizontal/vertical position and Health & Safety Knowledge Questions.

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
James Watt College
Course Length
18 weeks

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, it is recommended that you have already achieved Level 1 in your preferred Welding Process. An interview will determine your place on the course.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed in classroom practical assessments and also by oral questioning about your knowledge of the course.


On completion of this qualification you may progress into employment or to train for another City & Guilds Welding qualification at Level 1 or 2.

Career Opportunities

  • Welders