There has always been strong demand for welders in the building, construction, industry and engineering sectors.
Welding is a cross transferable skill that is sought after in the Aerospace, Petrochemical, Power generation, Shipbuilding, Bridge construction, Transportation and Oil and gas sectors. These programs provide an intense but comprehensive course of welding instruction for those with little or no welding experience. They can be tailored to meet a student’s objectives no matter what their requirements. At the end of the course students will gain an industry recognized welding qualification which will demonstrate their competence to any future prospective employer.
Welding courses overview
Courses are aimed at giving attendees a good foundation in key areas such as joint design, the welding of carbon or stainless steel and learning about the latest techniques required for basic or high technology welding. You will develop the skills required for basic welding as well as complex welding.
The style of training is aimed at making students feel confident in their surroundings and focused on getting them to become familiar with welding equipment in the shortest time possible. Students will be taught in fully equipped workshops, and under the close supervision of fully qualified instructors. Through product simulated workmanship exercises you will learn how to carry out welding tasks competently and to the required standard. Apart from learning how to work on pipes, sheet materials, and joints, delegates will also be taught how to weld a wide range of metals such as steel, aluminium, copper and cast iron.
You will be trained by tutors, many of whom are themselves professionally trained and certificated welders. Curriculums promote practical welding proficiency and give trainees a sound theoretical understanding of all the processes. Modules can cover basic, intermediate or advanced levels, and will teach welding to approved British, European and International Standards. By the end of the course you will have gained a visible and recognised qualification that is a benchmark for welder training and competence.
Typical subjects taught on Welding courses
- Corner Welds
- Equipment Testing
- Extrusion welding
- Fillet Welds
- Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding
- Gas Cutting Equipment
- Hand Welding
- Health & Safety
- Heat Bending
- Hot Gas welding
- Joint Design
- Joint Preparation
- Lap Welds
- Laser Welding
- Machine Calibration
- Manual Metal Arc (MMA)
- Material Thickness
- Metal Inert Gas (MIG)
- Oxy Acetelyne Welding
- Plasma Cutting
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Control
- Selecting Appropriate Equipment
- Shielding Gases
- Silver Soldering
- Spot Welding
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
- Visual Inspection
- Welding Basics
- Welding Inspection
- Welding Positions
- Welding Procedures
- Weld Faults
- Weld Testing
- Wire Classifications
You will learn how to
- Safely use arc welding equipment.
- Set up and strip down welding machinery.
- Produce high quality welded joints.
- Select the correct welding consumables to use.
- Identify weld associated faults.
- Select the proper tip for gas welding.
- Test completed weld joints.
- Read basic welding prints.
- Keep work stations in a clean and safe condition.
- Work from engineering sketches, blueprints, charts or work orders.
- Ignite torches & adjust valves, amperage, or voltage to get desired flame.
- Work in confined spaces.
- Weld components in flat, vertical also overhead positions.
- Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes.
- Work with hand and power tools.
You will learn about
- All the major welding processes.
- The safety aspects of the welding process.
- The various types of welding equipment and tools.
- The safe use, installation & maintenance of Oxy fuel gas equipment.
- Automatic and semi-automatic disciplines.
- Personal and industrial safety.
- Industry recognised codes of practice.
- Destructive and non-destructive test methods.
- Weld fault investigation and rectification.
- Materials performance and selection.
Who are welding courses suitable for?
These courses are ideal for people who’ve never welded before and who want to start a career in welding, they are also appropriate experienced welders who wish to improve their existing welding skills.
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