Basic Welding Techniques

About the course

This course aims to give an appreciation of the different welding techniques available, and how to use them safely. Starting with Oxy/fuel welding (gas) moving on to Manual Metal Arc (stick) then progressing to Metal Inert Gas (MIG), also cutting with Oxy/Fuel and plasma is included. By the end of the course, students should be able to weld with some degree of skill in all methods having enough knowledge to identify any faults and repair them with practice. Also the course will provide you with the information necessary to enable you to decide which welding process best suits your needs, or if you already have welding equipment how to use it to your best advantage.

Progression

Project Welding and Fabrication

Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering involves the development, operation, maintenance and testing of highly specialised agricultural machinery. Students learn practical skills such as how agricultural machines work, maintenance techniques, welding and fabrication and machinery repair. 

The courses incorporate a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises, including assessment in practicals and written assignments. Employers are keen to employ Myerscough students as they have both the practical workshop skills and the managerial expertise that they require.