Welding skills NS701 / C18

Start date
23 May 19
2 Days
SSERC, 2 Pitreavie Court, South Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline KY11 8UU View on Google Map


Welding skills is the fourth part of a modular course focusing on developing practical skills. These skills are required by teachers and technicians for the successful delivery of metalworking craft activities and aspects of the SQA practical metalworking course.

This two day course will involve learning how to safely set up and use MIG, Arc and spot welding equipment and their associated tools. It will also develop knowledge of various welding techniques, Personal protective equipment requirements and specific educational Health & Safety regulations.

This course is ideal for teachers and technician with no prior experience of welding.

Each participant will spend 2 full days in our workshop using the welding equipment to complete a range of basic welding tasks. Using various welding techniques and joining methods. Time permitting each delegates will finish one completed project. Practical work will be supported by demonstrations and one to one tutoring.

There will opportunities for professional networking and participants will be offered a rich and vibrant programme that will allow them to enhance the teaching and learning within their institutions.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly (enquiries@sserc.org.uk) who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the Administration Team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment procedures
information on ENTHUSE bursary and how to apply for such a bursary
a set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary
If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary – please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility


Participants will be able to:

  • describe the dangers of fumes, gases and radiation when welding
  • correctly use appropriate PPE for welding
  • use welding equipment safely
  • set up an arc/MIG welding machine correctly
  • describe & perform various commonly-used welding joints i.e T, Butt and Lap joints
  • understand how safety can be compromised by poor weld quality
  • test completed welds
  • develop skills and knowledge of safe working practices


Welding skills - day 1 23 May 201909:30-20:30SSERC
Welding skills - day 2 24 May 201909:00-16:30SSERC

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* Your school or college will receive the subsidy on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£360.00
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£360.00Subsidy available*£320.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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