Welding Program Outline

The SPSP Welding Program leads to certificates internationally accredited by PAA/VQ-SET, City & Guilds and ACCET. The program is designed to provide students with a balanced combination of engineering theory and practical hands-on experience. This will ensure that on completion of the Welding Program graduates will have the required job entry skills to work within the Petroleum Services industries. Each student will complete the Academic and PEO foundation training prior to covering the Welding Program.


  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction – Welding (QCF)
  • SPSP Diploma in Welding Technology


  • City & Guilds

On completion of the Welding program graduates will be able to:

  • Interpret welding documents and extract information that includes common structural material shapes, symbols and abbreviations.
  • Select the appropriate PPE and safely use power tools in the workplace.
  • Prepare for butt welding in plate from drawings in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using the SMAW processes.
  • Safely set-up and use oxy-acetylene equipment for welding and cutting operations.
  • Identify stringer bead parts, weld defects and understand the requirement for pre and post heat treatment.

  • Safely set-up and operate arc welding equipment to specification.
  • Identify fillet weld parts and satisfactorily carry out single and multi-run welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, inclined and overhead positions using shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW).
  • Prepare and set-up a pipe for welding full penetration butt joints in the rotated, horizontal, vertical up and inclined positions to the required standards.
  • Safely set-up and carry out welding using the gas tungsten arc (GTAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) techniques and procedures.
  • Meet all of the 6G / S01 requirements for certification.

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