Welders are specialist engineering fabrication trades persons. Welders join or cut metals in beams, girders, vessels, piping and other metal components, make metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants, and weld components, tools, machines and equipment.
Welding usually involves applying heat to metal pieces to melt and fuse them together. In electric arc welding, heat is created as electric current flows through an arc between the tip of the welding electrode and the metal. In gas welding, such as oxy-acetylene welding, the flame from the combustion of burning gases melts the metal.
This course is meant for the candidates who aspire to become a professional welder. It includes Arc Welding, Oxy-acetylene gas welding and cutting, pipe welding, TIG and MIG welding and more.


Welders work in a wide variety of work environments. Welders work in the heavy machinery and equipment sector, and sometimes the light metals sector, in workshops or production areas, usually under a contractor. They may work outdoors on construction sites or indoors in production and repair shops. Travel may be required on jobs such as oilfield-related welding. They sometimes work in confined spaces or at heights, and many work shifts.
Welders may work in a team or alone and because of the nature of their work, safety awareness and compliance with regulations is important. They must wear supplied protective equipment.
On successful completion of this course, the candidates can be gainfully employed in industries like the following:
  • Structural Fabrication like bridges, Roof structures, Building & construction.
  • Automobile and allied industries; Ship building and repair.
  • Site construction activities for power stations, process industries and mining.
  • Service industries (road transportation/Railways)
  • Public sector industries (BHEL, BEML, NTPC etc) and private industries.
  • India & abroad; in petrochemical industries like ONGC, IOCL, HPCL etc.
  • India & abroad; in petrochemical industries like ONGC, IOCL, HPCL etc.
Further learning pathways:
On successful completion of the course trainees can opt for advanced short-term courses or additional NCVT certificates in the following courses by doing the second semester since the first semester is common for all welder courses:
       Welder (GTAW & GMAW); Welder (Pipe); Welder (Fabrication & Fitting); Welder(Welding & Inspection); Welding (Structural)

Course Duration :   1 year.

Entry Qualification Passed 8th / 10th class exam (should have Science and Math as subjects)

Intake capacity per unit : 20

Minimum Age limit :  14 years

Trade Test and Certification:

All-India Trade Tests are conducted by the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship under the aegis of the National Council for Vocational Training.

National Trade Certificates are awarded to the successful candidates.

National Trade Certificate is a recognized qualification for recruitment to relevant posts and services in Central/State Government establishments.

Download Complete Syllabus for Welder Trade.