York College

Who is this course aimed at?

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.

Overview of the course

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.

Dates and Course Durations

September (Eve) – 21st Sep 2021 – 26th Oct 2021, Tuesdays, 6pm – 8.30pm, 6 weeks

September (Eve) – 9th Nov 2021 – 14th Dec 2021, Tuesdays, 6pm – 8.30pm, 6 weeks

September (Eve) – 11th Jan 2022 – 15th Feb 2022, Tuesdays, 6pm – 8.30pm, 6 weeks

September (Eve) – 1st Mar 2022 – 5th Apr 2022, Tuesdays, 6pm – 8.30pm, 6 weeks

Course Modules/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

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.


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

Course Fees

£ 190

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.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

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.

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.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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