Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Welding for Beginners – Manual Metal Arc (M.M.A.) & Metal Inert Gas (M.I.G.)

This course is currently full to capacity for the next intake. Please send an email to to be added to the waiting list.


Learners will be able to use an electric Arc welder and a MIG welder. Aims to give an introduction to the basics of ARC & MIG welding, welding procedures, electrode selection, MIG settings/machine set up, welding of several joints in both the horizontal and vertical positions


  • Welding of mild steel plate – 2mm, 3mm, 6mm 8mm 10mm, Horizontal and Vertical joints with both the ARC and MIG to yield – Fillet, Butt, Corner & Lap joints. Electrode selection – 2.5mm,3.2mm,4.0mm
  • General introduction into welding procedures & technology
  • Setting up of Welding equipment in terms of plant parameters and machine settings


Continuous assessment will take place throughout the 10 Weeks. There will be no examination.

Entry Requirements

There are no educational entry requirements. Learners should be aware, however, that safety goggles/glasses, boots, gloves, welding shield (automatic type if one prefers) and overalls/workshop coat are required to participate in this programme.

Please note that these items are not provided by LIT.

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