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Welding & Fabrication

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Courses are capped to ensure each candidate receives the best tuition, attention and instruction from our expert instructors.

£1,200 + VAT (per person)

Location - Stockport

MIG, TIG, MMA Welding Programmes

To provide delegates with the necessary skills, knowledge and safe working practices to enable them to produce complex welded joints with different materials and in a variety of positions.

Pre-course requirements:
Delegates must be familiar with workshop health and safety and fully understand the dangers of operating in a fabrication / welding working department.

Course duration: This 5 day course is based on beginner or refresher information. Bespoke courses and intermediate courses are available on request for more experienced delegates

Successful completion of the course will result in the issue of a Elevated Knowledge certification.

Programme Overview


Health & Safety within a Welding/Fabrication workshop
The necessary theoretical knowledge to undertake the practical skills outlined within the programme

Personal Safety

  • Use of protective clothing appropriate to the process to be undertaken i.e. goggles, gloves, aprons etc.
  • Isolation procedures for gas and electrical systems
  • Remedial action in the event of burns
  • Routine inspection of gas pipes and fittings
  • Action in the event electrical cables and equipment


  • Safe setting up and economic operation of welding equipment to include:
  • Connection of power sources to mains socket
  • Connection of secondary cables
  • Connection of gas equipment
  • Care and selection of welding wire or welding rods
  • Checking the system for safe use
  • Demonstration and explanation of the effects of:
  • Different arc lengths
  • Variation of speeds of travel
  • Different levels of current (amp) settings
  • Effects of filler wire speed settings or welding rods


  • Preparation of the material to be welded
  • Choice of an appropriate technique
  • Methods of minimising distortion and welding difficulties
  • Selection of the appropriate range (where application) and setting of the correct amperage


Demonstration and individual practice of welded joints using various materials and thickness:

  • Tee joint– Horizontal/Vertical
  • Corner joint – Horizontal/Vertical
  • Tee joint – Vertical
  • Single vee butt – Vertical
  • Tee joint –overhead
  • Lap joint – overhead

Inspection and Assessment

  • To visually examine the weld for:
  • Penetration
  • Porosity
  • Undercutting
  • Imperfections

Please also be aware there will be home study, tests (both practical and theoretical) for all our programmes.

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