This course will run based on sufficient interest. Please contact with the subject line: CECAMM Level 3 Tungsten if you are interested in taking part.

Course Timings

Course start date: TBC

Course end date: TBC

Thursday Evenings 17:30 – 19:30

Course Outline

About City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, offering over 500 awards across a wide range of industries, and progressing from entry level to the highest levels of

professional achievement. With over 8500 centres in 100 countries, City & Guilds is recognised by employers worldwide for providing qualifications that offer proof of the skills they need to get the job done.

City & Guilds Group

The City & Guilds Group includes City & Guilds, ILM (the Institute of Leadership & Management) which provides management qualifications, learning materials and membership services, NPTC which offers land-based qualifications and membership services, and HAB (the Hospitality Awarding Body). City & Guilds also manages the Engineering Council Examinations on behalf of the Engineering Council.

Equal opportunities

City & Guilds fully supports the principle of equal opportunities and we are committed to satisfying this principle in all our activities and published material. A copy of our equal opportunities policy statement is available on the City & Guilds website.

Your course is made up of the following elements

1 x Mandatory Core Unit

1 x online multiple-choice exam

5 x Practical Assessment Pieces

Qualification support materials

The following materials are available for these qualifications:

  • Practical Assessment Handbook: which contains the qualification criteria, all relevant tutor guidance relating to the delivery and assessment and marking schemes for internally assessed practical and theory assessments
  • Course Theory Handouts available on Teams or as a pre- printed easy to read copy
  • Learner practice packs: which contain all of the practice materials that you will need prior to assessment taking place, checklists and all associated guidance for learners for tasks 1 - 8
  • Supplementary assessment materials: which contains both theory and practical tasks and are marked by the centre

Teaching and learning methods

How will I learn?

  • The College day is usually from 9am until 4.30pm, however we do offer this course at nights as well
  • This course is a programme of both practical and written work, directed private study and practical tasks in the workshop. In addition to technical subjects, personal and interpersonal skills are developed and assessed as an integral part of the course as well as the Functional Skills, ICT, Maths and English.
  • Continuous assessment of performance is carried out by means of classroom and practical tasks in the workshops. All modules are formally assessed and final grades are subject to moderation by the course team and a representative from City and Guilds


At the start of your course, you will be provided with an A4 Folder containing the following: -

  • Your Individual Learning Plan
  • CECAMM Student Handbook
  • Workshop Safety induction handbook
  • Health and Safety Questions
  • TIG Risk Assessment
  • 2021 / 2022 College Calendar
  • Session Timetable
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Advanced Welding Skills TIG Practical Assessment handbook
  • Welding Procedure Sheets
  • Inspection Test Reports
  • Health and safety Question Sheets
  • Practice Tasks 1- 10 Instructions
  • A Practical Assessment Receipt
  • A Learner Completion Sheet
  • CECAMM Appeals Policy

Computer and Internet Access

Internet access is available through the wireless system, we have a number of easy access computers for your use, and you will have time to use various internet resources to support your studies.

All textbooks needed for the course are available in the LRC for temporary loan from the main reception desk

Please look after the books so that they are kept in good condition for students in subsequent years. If you damage or lose these books you will be held responsible for the cost of providing a replacement copy.

You need to bring with you

  • Personal Protective Equipment (All PPE must meet fire retardant standards) including safety glasses and safety boots or shoes
  • A small padlock and key for your locker if you wish to have one here
  • You will need to take notes throughout your course so having your own note pad and pen is essential

Course theory and knowledge understanding

  1. Health and safety
  2. Welding tools and equipment (PPE)
  3. Preparing materials for welding
  4. Welding set and machine maintenance (day to day / annual maintenance)
  5. Calibrating and pre-programming the welding machines
  6. Weld distortion
  7. Weld inspection and testing (NDT and DT methods)
  8. Similar and dissimilar materials
  9. Welding processes (TIG)
  10. Welding positions
  11. Welding techniques
  12. Weld joint geometry
  13. Recording information and filling out Welding Procedure Sheets (WPS)

Practical Tasks

All practical tasks will be completed in the workshop environment, using 1.5 - 3mm Aluminium Sheet and Tube

  1. Produce a butt weld from one side of a joint in the PF vertical position
  2. Produce a butt weld from one side of a joint in the PC horizontal position
  3. Produce a Tee Fillet weld on one side of the joint in the PD Horizontal / Overhead position
  4. Produce a corner weld from one side of a joint in the PB horizontal / vertical position
  5. Produce a tube to sheet fillet weld in the PF vertical upwards position
Pride month

June Open Evening

26/06/24, 16:00 - 19:00
Isle of Wight College