Community Training Programme


At The Welding Academy, we proudly support the development of people and projects within our local community. We have designed a number of practical training programmes for non-professional welders, such as those who would like to learn new skills to enhance their personal projects and hobbies, as well as those looking for a new focus and companionship during retirement.

Welding is a skill that is acquired over a number of years spent training, practising and working within the industry. Certificated courses can be expensive and unnecessary for many who only wish to learn the basic skills. Our range of courses for beginners teach you all you need to know to be able to produce a welded joint to an acceptable standard for small projects.

You will be invited to develop your own project. We will support you to learn the necessary skills required to complete your individual project.

Course benefits
Fabrication and welding can be a very expensive requirement. Classic car enthusiasts through to the hobbyist in their garden shed will benefit from being able to produce welded joints, repairs or components accurately and consistently!

How is it taught?
This a practical course delivered in our workshop. It includes all underpinning knowledge, as well as the Health & Safety requirements.

You will need to bring PPE i.e. steel toe cap boots and flame-retardant overalls. These can be borrowed from our shared facilities or purchased directly from our stockroom.

Entry requirements
There are no technical entry requirements for this course. However, you must be 50+ to enrol on this programme.

Further advancements
The Welding Academy offers a number of courses, which follow on from the FabWeld 50+ course, including Welding for Beginners or a number of certificated welding courses. Our training team will be happy to assist you decide the right course of action for you.

Day and Evening Sessions
This course is typically delivered in 2.5-hour sessions over a 6-week period. Courses are run every Monday.

For a free, no obligation chat just give us a call on 0800 246 1483 or email us

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