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Introduction to Welding

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Start Date
Study Mode
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. 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. You will be shown how to prepare, weld, and inspect your welds.

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


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

Course fees


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 – 9.00pm, 6 weeks


3rd January 2023 – 7th February 2023

21st February 2023 – 28th March 2023

18th April 2023 – 23rd May 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.


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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