Welding – Tungsten Inert Gas Welding WEL03

Target Group

This course is for delegates who are required to carry out TIG/TAG 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 required to undertake TIG/TAG welding tasks competently and safely.

Training Objectives

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

  • Set up TIG/TAG 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 TIG/TAG process, to include:

  • The welding circuit (current types, AC & DC).
  • High Frequency control.
  • Plant and ancillary equipment.
  • Shielding Gases (Active and Inert).
  • Maintenance of welding equipment.
  • Relevant Health and Safety
  • Identification and adjustment of welding set controls.
  • Tungsten types and preparation.
  • Introduction to welding consumables.
  • Selection of shielding gas and 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.