Welding – Metal Inert/Active Gas Welding WEL01

Target Group

This course is for delegates who are required to carry out Mig/Mag welding operations, either to company specification, or to an appropriate coding. The course can be adapted to suit the client’s specific requirements, including material types, grades and forms, joint configuration and welding positions.


The aim of this course is to train persons with the skill and knowledge to undertake MIG/MAG welding task competently and safely.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of this course delegates will be able to: –

  • Set up MIG/MAG welding sets to the correct requirements.
  • Deposit weld metal in a range of positions, on a variety of metal specifications.
  • Produce welded joints according to the standard required by the company or individual.

Course Content

Introduction to the MIG/MAG process, to include:

  • The welding circuit.
  • Plant and ancillary equipment.
  • Shielding Gases (Active and Inert).
  • Wire feed control.
  • Maintenance of welding equipment.
  • Relevant Health and Safety.
  • Welding consumables (wire specification and types).
  • Identification of welding set controls.
  • Selection and adjustments of amperage, voltage and gas flow rates.
  • Characteristics of a good weld.
  • Simple diagnosis of weld defects and corrective action.
  • Tutored Welding practice.
  • Assessment.


Dependant on requirements.


Either a certificate of attendance and optional BS4872, EN287 or ASME lX test certificate.