Welding has been described as 'a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals...' and is a technological process that has advanced considerably during the last century. Today the science continues to advance with robots capable of achieving remarkable results that would not have seemed possible just a generation ago. Our course will not turn you into a robot but will certainly enable you to master the basics of the welding process. This course is particularly aimed at beginners, but would also be suitable for those who have some experience but who have not received any previous formal tuition. The course is also suitable for those who wish to re-enrol in subsequent terms to practise and develop their skills.
The aim of the course is to introduce you to the four common manual welding processes - ARC, MIG, TIG and Gas - and to help you achieve a basic level of competence.
On completion, you should be able to:
The following topics will be covered during the course:
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
There will be an additional charge of £20 for consumable materials, payable to the tutor at the first session.
Your tutor will advise you about suitable projects that you can undertake during the course if time permits.
You must bring with you your own overalls and safety boots, as well as a note pad and pen. Other safety wear and a reference handbook will be provided.