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Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

Introduction to Welding

Part Time

Course Overview

This course is designed to give you an understanding of the principles of MIG and TIG welding. You will consider Health & Safety in the workshop, look at the equipment and associated equipment used and techniques to produce a good finish.  After completing this course you will be able to set up and shut down welding equipment safely, distinguish between good and poor welds and complete a number of welding tasks using MIG and TIG welding techniques.

There is a payment of £10.00 required to cover the costs of materials. Fireproof overalls (Proban or Dickies) for the workshop is a pre-requisite. Steel toe-capped safety boots must be worn. Long hair should be tied back. Peak cap if you have one (worn by preference). Gauntlets will be provided but if you have your own pair, please bring them. Visors will also be provided but you can use your own if you have one. Handouts will be provided, but bring equipment for note-taking.


Course Content

You will be introduced to MIG and TIG welding.

  • Wk 1:  Health & Safety assessment/safe workshop practices;  overview of the course, equipment; Introduction to MIG welder - set up and shut down procedures
  • Wk 2:  MIG welding:  develop techniques - holding equipment at the right angle and adjusting the speed of application. Complete various tasks to develop the technique: weld on thin plates in straight/curved lines
  • Wk 3:  MIG welding: basic joints (butt, fillet welds)  develop hand & eye coordination
  • Wk 4:  Further practice on welding joints (corner edge joints); complete task {BCoT}
  • Wk 5:  TIG welding:  introduction to TIG welding;  Health & Safety & use of equipment;  how machines work; how it differs from MIG welder. Develop techniques - holding welder, distance, pace/speed of application, practice on a thin plate without filler wire.
  • Wk 6:  Practice with TIG welder:  complete a variety of tasks - joints using fillet wire, cover all basic joints
  • Wk 7:  Further practice with TIG welder.  Project-based tasks depending on individual development.
  • Wk 8:  Practice with either MIG or TIG welder to further develop skills. End session with summary and progression routes.

Entry Requirement

This course is aimed at beginners, with an interest in learning basic techniques of MIG & TIG welding.

You are advised due to Health and Safety that if you have a Pacemaker then you may be asked for a doctor's certificate, read more here.


Informal Assessment.

Where does this course lead to

Depending on individual progress made on the course, you will be advised as to Level 1 or Level 2 progression routes and accredited courses (18 weeks) - details to be provided by the tutor.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly on this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.


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Course Outline

Course Code: XEBL016

Study Mode: Part Time

Location: Basingstoke

Duration: 8 Weeks

Start Date: 18/09/2024, 08/01/2025, 23/04/2025

Day & Time: Wed 6pm to 8pm

Tuition Fees: £395.00

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Tel: 01256 354141


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