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

You 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

Anyone can enrol, the course is open to anyone with an interest in engineering.

Dates and Times

20th April 2021 - 25th May 2021

Tuesday evenings

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Course Length

6 weeks – one evening per week for 3 hrs.

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

Teaching Method(s)

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.



Other information

You will need to bring your own steel toe capped boots and overalls. We will provide all other safety equipment, tools and materials etc.


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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