What opportunities will this course give me?
The college offers a number of other practical and DIY courses - please browse the website for further details.
What will I be learning?
This course is ideal for anyone looking to learn basic welding skills to enable you to carry out DIY projects such as the restoration of an old car or motorcycle, i.e. a floor panel in a rusty old car or door panel. By using jigs to represent a floor or door panel, you will be able to make a repair by removing the material and then replace it and weld into place.
MIG welding can also be used in a variety of ways such as making of furniture, i.e. garden seats, hanging baskets, and also decorative items in the home such as wine racks, newspaper holders, and candle stick holders.
Please note that welding of structural components on cars or motorcycles will not be part of this course.
You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and learn the basics of MIG welding (Metal Inert Gas).
You will be taught:
• How to use tools correctly and safely and apply it to a chosen end product
• How to set up machinery for the MIG welding process
• How to prepare metal prior to welding
• What to look out for when welding and what the common pitfalls are
An Eastleigh College Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course.
Why is this course for me?
Your learning will be carried out in small groups to achieve the basic skills required, and depending on learning ability at the initial stage, you will be nurtured or challenged with extended tasks.
This course will be taught by demonstration, instruction and practical participation. Class sizes are small to enable the tutor to provide quality support to the learners.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Our tutors have a number of years experience of welding and are qualified in Welding. They enjoy teaching others the skills, and gain satisfaction from producing an end product that is useful and practical.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Youll be taught in a dedicated, purpose built engineering workshop set within the main Eastleigh College campus. Its a stimulating environment designed to really push your creativity and get you in the zone.
What do I need to sign up?
This course is an ideal introduction to MIG welding, suitable for complete beginners or those learners who would like to brush up on their skills.
Please note if you have an electrical or battery device for health reasons such as a pacemaker, please consult your doctor before booking on this course.
The wearing of contact lenses is not permitted during this course. Devices such as hearing aids will be acceptable as these can be removed during welding or suitable ear protection can be worn.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Please wear working clothes suitable for the environment such as overalls. Learners must wear sturdy footwear to participate in this course. Soft soled shoes and trainers are not permitted in the workshop.
Learners will be responsible for the purchase of additional materials relevant to the course. Please bring a pen and notepad to the first class.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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Need some further advice?
If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270
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