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Introduction to Welding Fume Hazard Control

Engineering and manufacturing

The EAL Level 1 Award in Introduction to Welding Fume Hazard Control is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). The content and structure of the qualification has been developed to provide learners with a fundamental knowledge of the hazards associated with breathing welding and cutting fumes and gases. It will also provide the learner with knowledge of how to demonstrate good working practices by using engineering controlled solutions in order to reduce exposure to fumes and gases when welding and cutting.

Learners must be at least 16 years old.

This qualification is predominantly for learners involved in an apprenticeship or full time education who want to develop their understanding in welding and cutting fumes and gases hazard control. The qualification can also be used to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for anyone involved in the engineering sector who requires a fundamental understanding of welding and cutting fumes and gases hazard control.

It is suitable for learners aged:
• 16-18
• 19+


The qualification is assessed by an EAL set, Centre marked knowledge assessment. The assessment method has been designed to assess the knowledge and understanding of learners for the mandatory unit.
Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments.
All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.

Delivered in the classroom or training centre, this qualification can be taken by school and college students wishing to gain a clearer understanding of the engineering industry or by career changers.