James with welding gear on holding a blow torch

As a self-employed individual, James saw the course as a strategic move to broaden his knowledge and abilities and enhance his career prospects. Reflecting on this, he says, "Being able to complete this course has increased my skill set and will benefit my work in the future." Motivated by a desire to refresh his basic welding skills and delve into new techniques, James found Weston College's flexible schedules to be a perfect fit to allow him to maintain his employment commitments.  

Throughout the course, James found the practical focus and industry relevance to be invaluable. He notes, "The welding facilities are fantastic, with modern welders, equipment, and PPE comparable to my current workspace – so highly relevant." 

One of the unexpected benefits James encountered was the opportunity to network with professionals from related trades, expanding his professional circle significantly. He shares, "I have been able to make contacts through this course with other individuals who work in complementary areas – these contacts are already proving fruitful." 

James was thankful for the supportive learning environment provided by the instructors at Weston College. He was impressed by their wealth of knowledge and practical experience, which greatly contributed to his learning journey. 

The course's emphasis on learning from mistakes resonated deeply with James. He appreciates the non-critical and constructive approach taken by instructors and peers alike, fostering a culture of growth and development. 

To those considering the course, James offers straightforward advice: "Don’t think about it, just sign up and go for it, you won’t regret it and you’ll learn a lot." 

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