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Welding Skills Programs


Welders play key roles in manufacturing processes. Their work varies from repair and maintenance welding, to construction and fabrication work.
 They need to be competent in welding many different types of ferrous, nonferrous and alloy metals using various welding and soldering processes. It is also essential that Welders be able to recognize welding defects and be able to correct it when necessary.


What kind of skills do I need?

Interpersonal skills:

Most welders spend a lot of time working on their own, and may even be self-employed. Being able to work alone and be self-motivated is important. However, they also need to be able to effectively interact with other tradespeople and clients, as collaboration is often required to make sure a project is finished without incident and in an efficient manner.

Problem solving:

Identifying design flaws and knowing how to solve problems that arise in the manufacturing and maintenance work environments are all critical for one to succeed as a Welder. Estimating costs, knowing the characteristics and application of different metals and consumables as well as being able to apply analytical reasoning are required for a Welder.


Endurance:

Physical and mental endurance are important for welders. They often have to work in extreme and uncomfortable conditions for long periods of time to get the job done. They must also be able to maintain their complete focus and attention in these conditions to make sure the job is done correctly.

SKILLS PROGRAM

Coding Certification

Coded Structural Welder
( 26 Days)

Entry level requirements
-Grade 9 Numeracy & literacy
-Physical able bodied
-Good hand & eye coordination
-26 Days consecutive training;
OR
-14 Days Structural Fillet Welding
-12 Days Structural Groove      Welding

Coded Tack Welder
( 14 Days)

Entry level requirements
-Structural Welder coding certification

Mobirise

Single Code Welder
( 23 Days)

Entry level requirements 

-Tack Welder coding certification







Double Code Welder 
( 14 Days)

Entry level requirements
-Single Code Welder Certification

ADVANCED CODE CERTIFICATION OFFERED

Advanced Boiler Tube Welding
20 Days

Advanced Small Bore Welding
9 Days

Mobirise

What training path can I follow to become a Welder?

Apprenticeship:

The entry level requirements for this program are a minimum grade 11 or a National Technical Certificate Level 2 (N2 Certificate) with the following subjects;
 Mathematics
 Physical Science
 Technical Drawings
 Welder’s Theory
The program entails a four year apprenticeship contract with an Employer which will include institutional training at an accredited Training Provider and practical workplace exposure training at the Employer’s worksite. The program is concluded with the completion of a national Trade Test at an accredited institution where after the person achieves “Artisan Status”. The FDT Training Centre is a nationally accredited Training Provider for welder apprenticeship training as well as a Decentralized Trade Test Centre for the trade.

Learnership:


This program consists of three National Qualification Framework levels (NQF levels 2, 3 and 4) with duration of approximately one year per level. The training program includes institutional training at an accredited Training Provider and practical workplace exposure training at the Employer’s worksite. The entry level requirement for an NQF Level 2 Learnership qualification is very much similar to that of an apprenticeship. Each NQF level is approached as an independent qualification and a Learner may exit the program after successfully completing the final assessment for that particular level and achieve a national qualification certificate as such. After completing the NQF Level 4 Learnership, a Learner still needs to successfully complete a national Trade Test at an accredited institution to achieve full “Artisan Status”. The FDT Training Centre is a nationally accredited Training Provider for welding Learnerships NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4 as well as a Decentralized Trade Test Centre for the trade discipline.       

Short skills programs:

The FDT Training Centre has formulated short skills programs in alignment with national training curriculums for the welder trade as well as with international coding certification systems as acknowledged by major Industries. A Learner may complete each skills program separately or can complete all the programs consecutively, from the most basic course for a person who has never welded before to the most advanced coding certification course. On the successful completion of these training programs, a Learner will be able to produce welds that will meet visual as well as x-ray evaluation as required by industry. The duration of each skills program varies from 14 to 26 days each, depending on the actual course content and level of advancement. A major advantage of these skills programs is that after a relatively short period of time and after the successful completion of the course, a Learner will possess adequate knowledge and skills to apply for employment as a “coded welder”. The entry level requirements for these courses are a grade 9 academic qualification and a person need to be physical abled bodied, medical fit and sober minded.

Address

Kiewiet Street, Secunda, South Africa, 2302

Contacts

Email:info@fdttrainingcentre.co.za 
Phone: +27 17 631 3096/7/8