Fabrication & Welding Training Course in Wrexham

Training Courses
Fabrication & Welding Training

Gatewen Training Services facilitates the delivery of welding qualifications and training at all levels. We provide a fully managed training service and can take learners through formalised pathways of learning, from complete novice training to a focused Level 2 standard, ensuring they are adequately equipped both theoretically and practically.

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Introductory Welding Courses

Welding is a skill that is acquired through training, practice and working within the industry. Our beginners’ courses will teach you all you need to know to be able to produce a welded joint to an acceptable standard. These practical courses are delivered in the workshop.

Course modules include:

  • Welding Health & Safety
  • Operating welding equipment
  • Using the correct welding consumables
  • Preparation for welding
  • Producing a welded joint
  • Problem solving

City & Guilds 3268 Level 1 Award In Welding Skills In MMA, TIG or MIG

Duration: 20 hours

The City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Welding is an introductory course that will teach you the skills you require to secure professional employment in the welding and fabrication sector. These practical modules are delivered in the workshop and you will be required to complete a number of Health & Safety questions on completion.

You can choose to study one of the following modules:

  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

City & Guilds 3268 Level 2 Award In Welding Skills In MMA, TIG or MIG

Duration: 30 hours

The City & Guilds Level 2 qualification is designed for those wishing to build on introductory skills acquired at Level 1. These practical modules are delivered in the workshop and you will be required to complete a written assessment on completion.

You can choose to study one of the following modules:

  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
  • Fluxed Core Arc
  • Aluminium, Pipe and Stainless Steel

To successfully complete the course, you will be required to complete a:

  • Single Vee Butt Joint in the horizontal position
  • Lap Fillet Joint in the vertical position
  • Tee Fillet Joint in the vertical position
  • Single Vee Butt Joint in the vertical position
  • Tube to plate in the horizontal and vertical positions

You will also be required to answer questions on Health & Safety.

City & Guilds 3268 Level 3 Award In Welding Skills In MMA, TIG or MIG

Duration: 30 hours

The City & Guilds Level 3 qualification is designed for those wishing to build on the skills acquired at Level 2 or through competence in the workplace. These practical modules are delivered in the workshop and you will be required to complete a written assessment on completion.

You can choose to study one of the following modules:

  • Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
  • Fluxed Core Arc
  • Aluminium, Pipe and Stainless Steel

To successfully complete the course, you will be required to complete a:

  • Single Vee Butt Joint in the horizontal position
  • Lap Fillet Joint in the vertical position
  • Tee Fillet Joint in the vertical position
  • Single Vee Butt Joint in the vertical position
  • Tube to plate in the horizontal and vertical positions

You will also be required to answer questions on Health & Safety.

MMA Re-Training Courses & Assessments

Duration: 7.5 hours

These courses include both theoretical and practical sessions aimed at helping candidates understand the principles of MMA welding. We can tailor the content and duration of the course to suit your existing skill-set. Courses are available at all levels, from basic safety for beginners to coded welder standards.

Course modules include:

  • MMA welding safety
  • The principles of the MMA process
  • The welding set controls
  • Volts and amperage settings
  • Types of electrode, classification and uses
  • Joint designs and applications
  • Set up and preparation for welding
  • Identification and avoidance of welding defects
  • Optional coding or competency tests, as required

TIG Re-Training Courses & Assessments

Duration: 7.5 hours

These courses include both theoretical and practical sessions aimed at helping candidates understand the principles of TIG welding. We can tailor the content and duration of the course to suit your existing skill-set. Courses are available at all levels, from basic safety for beginners to coded welder standards.

Course modules include:

  • TIG welding safety
  • The principles of the TIG welding process
  • Selecting the correct shielding gas for work to be undertaken
  • Selecting and grinding the correct tungsten electrode
  • Selecting the correct filler rewire
  • Setting the welding unit to obtain maximum operating parameters
  • Preparation for welding
  • TIG welding techniques and tutored practices for the required weld types (lap, fillet, butt) for various welding positions and material types
  • Identification and avoidance of weld defects
  • Coding or competency test, if required

MIG/MAG or FCAW Re-Training Courses & Assessments

Duration: 7.5 hours

These courses include both theoretical and practical sessions aimed at helping candidates understand the principles of welding. We can tailor the content and duration of the course to suit your existing skill-set. Courses are available at all levels, from basic safety for beginners to coded welder standards.

Course modules include:

  • MIG/MAG or FCAW welding safety
  • Principles of the process
  • Selecting the correct shielding gas for MIG/MAG work to be undertaken
  • Selecting the correct electrode wire for work to be undertaken
  • Setting the welding unit to obtain maximum operating parameters
  • Modes of metal transfer (Dip, Globular, Spray)
  • Preparation for welding
  • Welding techniques and tutored practice for the required weld types
  • Identification and avoidance of weld defects
  • Coding or competency tests, as required

Compressed Gas Safety Training

Duration: 4 hours

Gatewen Training Services facilitates the delivery of a range of safety awareness workshops and practical courses for anyone involved in the use, handling, storage or transportation of compressed gas cylinders. These courses are essential for all managers, supervisors, inspectors and personnel who work with gases and oxygen-fuel equipment.

On completion of our Awareness Workshop, candidates will be able to:

  • Correctly identify gas cylinders
  • Recognise the hazards associated with gases
  • Understand the hazards posed by oxygen enrichment
  • Identify flammability hazards
  • Select the correct gas control equipment
  • Recognise the hazards associated with handling gas cylinders
  • Reassess current storage facilities in light of safe working practices
  • Proactively assess risks when using gas cylinders
  • Introduce safe working practices in the work environment

On completion of our Practical Workshop, candidates will be able to:

  • Correctly identify gas cylinders
  • Identify potential hazards and defects on gas regulators
  • Identify the functional differences between single and multi-stage regulators
  • Understand how to correctly fit a regulator to a cylinder valve
  • Recognise the need to open cylinder valves slowly
  • Recognise the hazards involved when handling gas cylinders
  • Understanding the need to use correct cylinder trolleys

Abrasive Wheels Training

Duration: 6 hours

This course is designed for operators of hand-held equipment that require a fitment of an abrasive wheel or grinding disc. We aim to provide candidates with an understanding of current legislation and the ability to demonstrate the safe fitting and use of abrasive wheels in compliance with the manufacturers’ instructions. This course is suitable for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of angle grinders, cut-off saws and bench top cut off saws.

Course modules include:

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Duties of the employer and employee
  • Management of the Health & Safety at Work Regulations
  • Bonded abrasive products
  • Fitting an abrasive wheel
  • Marking, storing, handling and transporting abrasive wheels and ancillary equipment
  • Mis-used abrasive wheels
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

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