This course is designed to provide industry with personnel who are certified in carbon steel plate, stainless steel and aluminium welding. The aim of the course is to provide the trainees with the skills and related knowledge in carbon steel plate, stainless steel and aluminium welding at a variety of positions, and to develop their attitudes, personal effectiveness and job seeking skills to enable them to obtain employment as coded welders.
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years verifiable welding experience. They must be willing to work in an engineering workshop environment.
| 1. Induction – The planned outcomes and conditions attached to attendance on the course; good safety, health and hygiene practices; the basic principles involved in environmental issues; and the meaning of equal opportunities.
2. *Mounting Abrasive Wheels – Select and mount abrasive wheels safely in accordance with current and relevant safety legislation and guidance documentation HSG 17.
3. Oxy-Acetylene Cutting – To provide the trainees with the skills, knowledge and attitudes which will enable them to cut straight lines, circles and shapes in mild steel.
4. Theory of Welding – State and interpret welding procedures and standards, explain welding responsibility with regard to third party safety; explain the causes of common welding defects and methods of prevention.
5.* Manual Arc Metal Welding – Produce MMA welds to ASME IX and/ EN 287-1 standards in carbon steel plate open butt plate in 3G position.
* Denotes assessed modules.
Duration: 18 weeks in total. This includes 4 weeks work experience in an engineering company.
| 6. * M.I.G Welding – Produce MIG welds to ASME IX and/or EN 287/8 standards in carbon steel plate open butt plate in 3G position.
7. * T.I.G. WELDING – Produce TIG welds to ASME IX and/or EN 287/8 standards in 50mm SCH10 stainless steel pipe.
8. * Safepass – To provide the learners with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to work on construction sites without being a danger to themselves or others.
9. Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills – To provide learners with the skills, knowledge and attitudes which will enable them to plan and achieve realistic work goals.
10. In Company – Work placement in the engineering sector of industry for on the job experience.
11. Safety and Health at Work – Interpret the relevant sections of the 2007 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations and the 2005 Health and Safety at Work Act and the basic principles involved in working safely within an engineering environment.
A number of training methods are used to deliver this course. These include instructions, presentations, demonstrations, supervised practice, simulated work environment, practical work training, and giving and receiving feedback. Participants are required to actively participate in the learning process.
- Reached the statutory school leaving age
- Have 2 years welding experience
- Possess a high level of basic welding skills
- Willing to work in an engineering workshop environment
- It is desirable to have previously completed a lower level welding course.
- Selection for this course is by trainability test. Applicants will be required to carry out multi pass fillet welds and inside corner vertical welds in MMA and/or MIG.
Graduates from this course typically seek work within the mechanical and structural engineering industry.