Motherwell Bridge Industries Ltd.

TIG welding

Course Title: VET Award in Introduction to Oxy-Acetylene/TIG Welding 

MQF Level: 2

Learning Points: 4

Total Hours: 50                        Theory: 12hrs

                                                  Practice 38

 Course Description:

The welding disciplines covered in this course are oxy-acetylene and TIG welding. This course is intended for participants who have little or no knowledge or skill in welding. It covers a number of welding positions and techniques to allow students to familiarise themselves with the field. During practice, participants will perform welds in the flat and horizontal positions using different techniques on plain carbon steel. This course will prepare participants for the Intermediate Oxy-Acetylene/TIG Welding.

The modules that will be covered in this course include:

  • Overview of welding and safe practices
  • Practice

Course learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course participants should:

  • Define safety hazards related to welding and the working environment
  • Practice safe working techniques
  • Identify different welding processes and welding techniques
  • Acquire knowledge on the principles of thermal and mechanical cutting
  • Demonstrate competence when using oxy-acetylene cutting equipment
  • Identify critical welding equipment and parameters in the oxy-acetylene and TIG welding processes
  • Produce structural welds in the flat and horizontal positions using the oxy-acetylene welding process
  • Produce structural welds in the flat position using the TIG welding process
  • Distinguish between the different welding positions and types of welded joints

Prerequisites: None


Course Title: VET Award in Advanced TIG Welding    

MQF Level: 4

Learning Points: 12

Total Hours: 130               Theory 20 hrs               

                                           Practice 110 hrs

Course Description: 

The welding discipline covered in this course is TIG welding.  It is intended for participants who have good knowledge and experience in this field of welding, but intend to broaden their knowledge and skill in this process. This course is for participants who are capable of producing welds of good quality in the horizontal and vertical positions. During practice, participants will perform butt welds (without backup) in the overhead (PE) position, using different welding techniques on plain carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel. Pipe welding in the PA, PC, PH and H-L045 positions will be included.

The modules that will be covered in this course include:

  • TIG welding – Advanced Level
  • Print reading and welding symbols
  • Practice

Course learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course participants should:

  • Have profound knowledge on TIG welding equipment, parameters and the different electrodes
  • Have deep knowledge on the arc shaping capabilities in TIG welding
  • Attain factual knowledge on the shielding gases used in this welding process
  • Perform sound structural welds in the overhead positions using the TIG welding processes
  • Perform pipe welds of high quality in the PA, PC, PH and H-L045 positions using the TIG welding processes
  • Read blueprints and understand the different welding symbols
  • Identify welding machine parameters, functions and operating principle.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of VET Award in Intermediate to Oxy-Acetylene/ TIG Welding MQF Level 3 or approval of instructor through a preliminary test.


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