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, or fixing a broken gate. MIG welding can also be used in a variety of other ways such as the making of furniture, garden ornaments, and decorative items throughout the home.

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?

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.

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 you will be able to remove these during welding.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please wear working clothes suitable for the environment such as overalls. Learners must wear steel toe capped footwear to participate in this course.

Please bring a pen and notepad to the first class.

Students will be responsible for the purchase of additional materials relevant to the course.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C550B Eastleigh College 23/1/2020 Thu 18:30 – 20:30 8 £147.00 £147.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.