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Lakes College: Welding Skills Bootcamp

Date: September 27th - January 17th

Cognisant of the skills shortages in Welding and Fabrication, this course has been developed to allow companies to develop staff in welding processes; giving them the skills and knowledge to prepare materials and equipment to complete welded joints utilising a Mig Welding process.

This course is aimed at up-skilling existing staff to develop their skills and knowledge in welding processes to complete repeat manufacturing jobs to a specified standard or complete maintenance activities. The course will also provide learners with an opportunity to develop hands on skills in welding and fabrication.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare materials and equipment for welding activities
  • Understand the theory of the Mig Welding Process
  • Complete a range of welded joints
  • Manufacture a range of welded components to drawing and specification.
  • Visually inspect components to drawing and specification
  • Understand a range of welding technologies available in the welding industry


  • A blend of face to face day release classes and practical supported by on line materials. Additional free courses including Abrasive Wheels, IOSH Working Safely, CCSNG Safety Passport and Save a Life.
  • A personal development programme will run aside practical sessions during the 16 weeks.

Starting on Tuesday 27 September 2022 from 1-5pm thereafter for practical sessions for 16 weeks. The personal development programme will include the additional courses, self –study and interpersonal skills training.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety in a Welding Environment
  • Welding Processes and Techniques
  • The application of the Mig Welding processes
  • Preparing materials for Mig welding processes
  • Setting up and adjusting Mig Welding equipment
  • Forming a range of welded joints using Mig Welding Processes
  • Manufacturing a range of components to drawing and specification
  • Completing positional welded joints
  • Visually inspecting welds
  • Identifying defects in welds and understanding their cause
  • Introduction to automation in the welding industry

Employer Costs

  • Large employer at 30% contribution. This is fantastic value for money with a 70% reduction.
  • Micro, Small and Medium employer at 10%. This is fantastic value for money with a 90% reduction.
  • Free licence for Autodesk package.

Learner Costs
The training is free if you meet the following criteria:

  • Aged over 19 years of age
  • Working, recently unemployed within the last 12 months or looking for work e.g. coming back into the workforce after a career break
  • Resident in the UK and legally entitled to work in the UK

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