Automotive Welding (Evenings) (PLA)

L2 Level 2
Part Time
13 May 2024 — 1 July 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to - For a full list of PLA courses go to

About this course

This course is aimed at candidates associated with the automotive industry who would like to improve their welding skills and knowledge on MIG/MAG welding. It will cover a number of tasks, which will include a variety of welded joints. These will be carried out in a number different positions. On the completion of the course, the candidates will be able to carry out basic welding exercises to a level 2 standard.

It is imperative that all registered learners attend all 7 sessions as the course is very in-depth and fast moving.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
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What you will study

The awarding body for the unit qualification will be the IMI. It will cover the basic aspects of MIG/MAG welding, to include setting up and using welding equipment and carrying out a variety of welded joints. There will be practical and classroom sessions, covering underpinning knowledge, followed by an on-line assessment at the end of the course. This will consist of multi choice questions.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £0.00

Entry requirements

Applicants will be considered based on interview and a satisfactory desire and commitment to complete the course they would wish to study.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

13 May 2024

End date

1 July 2024

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to - For a full list of PLA courses go to

Course code



T 601 5432 BP19K Knowledge of Vehicle Bo


Career prospects & further study


Wales has about 8% of the UK’s automotive manufacturing and has a skilled workforce of 18,000 people and a £3 billion turnover annually.

The course is designed to give learners the basic welding skills needed for employment within the Automotive Industry.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Automotive Centre,
City Centre Campus,
Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE