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Introduction to Welding Process

Subject Area
Engineering
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Evening
Duration
6 Weeks
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements and this course is open to anyone with an interest in engineering.

This course is aimed at people who have an interested in engineering; maybe for a hobby, interest, home project or even beginning a change in career.

Students will be working with mild steel and shown how to prepare, weld and inspect your welds. The process you will be shown and practice will be Gas welding (Oxygen and Acetylene), Manual Metal Arc (MMA (stick welding), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding techniques.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements and this course is open to anyone with an interest in engineering.

Course units

  • Workshop health and safety
  • Prepare welding equipment and consumables
  • Prepare, support, tack and weld different types of joint
  • Prepare and weld small section
  • Carry out non-destructive and destructive testing

Assessments

There will be no test/examination associated with this course.

Course fees

£ 190

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

Course progression

Successful completion of this course will generate a deeper understanding and improved skills in various welding techniques, allowing you to progress on to further study if you wish.

Dates & course durations

Duration: Tuesdays, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Dates:

13th September - 18th October 2022
3rd January - 7th February 2023
24th March - 18th April 2023

Study methods

The course is practical and based in our College engineering workshops. The tutor will demonstrate techniques and processes, correct and accurate use of tools and equipment and will support you through practice activities to develop your skills and knowledge.

Facilities

In addition to specialist engineering workshops, students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

You must bring your own steel toe capped boots otherwise by law (Health and Safety at Work Act 1974) you will not be permitted to take part in the workshop activities. It is also advised to wear appropriate clothing such as overalls.

We will provide all other safety equipment, tools and materials etc.

Career progression

You will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge in welding to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.

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