Introductory Welding Skills

Engineering and manufacturing

The content and structure of these qualifications has been developed to provide a broad based introduction to welding and cutting processes. Successful learners will develop the personal skills and attributes needed to feel confident in their ability to work, learn and achieve their full potential at Level 1.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

Those who are new to welding, or would like some experience of the job before starting their career. Learners looking to progress to higher qualifications and achieve professional recognition from The Welding Institute. Employees working in another aspect of welding engineering who require some practical training.


Final assessments of this qualification are through practical tasks in the form of Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) and internally assessed knowledge tests delivered using a provided study pack.

As an introductory qualification, this is designed to be delivered off the job, in workshop and classroom settings.