Who Should Attend?
The introductory course will teach you the foundation skills needed to start employment in the welding and fabrication sector. Equally, it is an excellent programme to develop the skills to support a hobby or side project that you may have.
This course is for beginners only and so if you have experience in this process an intermediate or advanced programme may be more appropriate. If you are unsure, you can book a welding skills analysis or ring 01244 389155 for advice.
How is it taught?
The programme is predominantly a practical course delivered in our workshop. It includes all the underpinning knowledge of welding as a profession, as well as the Health & Safety requirements.
Alongside the practical workshop sessions, there is an expectation that you do a small amount of reading and internet research to answer the assessment questions at the end of the course.
You will need to bring PPE, i.e. steel toe cap boots, flame-retardant overalls, hood and welding gloves. These can be purchased or hired from our shared facilities.
How am I assessed?
You will produce five practical joints that pass visual inspection and take part in a short oral discussion with your tutor.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level of study. The course is for total beginners.
You can progress to another welding process MMA, TIG or MIG or you can proceed to the intermediate or advanced welding course.
This course starts on a Monday every week and runs 09:30 to 16:00.
Using the calendar below to select your preferred start date in dark green, select any PPE required and then press book.
This programme has complimentary coffee and tea.