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13 Weeks

Introduction to Industry – 1 week / Pre-Apprentieship – 8 weeks / Work Placement with an employer – Up to 4 Weeks

You will learn the skills needed to start your welding career including preparing, shaping and then welding a variety of materials and structures. Upon successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship you will gain a EAL MIG Welding (L1) qualification.

Step 1: Introduction to Industry – 1 weeks
NCFE Employability Award –  Level 1 Award plus various industry taster sessions and Functional Skills assessment and training


Step 2: Welding Pre-Apprenticeship  – 8 weeks

EAL Preparing to work in the Engineering Manufacturing Industry - Level 2 Certificate Functional Skills Training

Including some industry certificates for safe working practice:

  • AIS Working at Height
  • AIS Abrasive Wheels
  • AIS Electrical Awareness
  • AIS Asbestos Awareness
  • AIS Confined Space
  • AIS Manual Handling
  • First Aid at Work

Core Skill:
EAL MIG Welding - Level 1


Step 3: Work Placement with an employer – Up to 4 Weeks



Tap into years of industry Knowledge

Connect programmes have been carefully designed by the team at AIS Training, meaning every part has been fine-tuned to the exact needs of industry. All our tutors and instructors have been there and done it. They have an in-depth working knowledge of how each industry works offering unique and insightful guidance and expert tuition.

A learning experience that is second to none

From day one we’ll treat you like you’re part of the AIS team. You’ll get the feel of working in industry, learning the values and expectations needed to succeed in industry. This gives you a learning experience that will set you up for your new career

We'll make you job ready

With our apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships there are opportunities to gain industry experience, including work experience opportunities that can help apply your skills in the workplace. Working with industry experts you have the opportunity to impress in the workplace and boost your chances of employment.