MMA Basic Welding Course

To give the delegate a basic understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the Manual Metal Arc Welding process.

No previous knowledge of welding is required.

Course Duration
The duration of the course will be dependent upon the aptitude of the delegate. It is envisaged that a minimum of five days training will be required.

Maximum Number
10 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio-visual presentation and practical demonstrations.

The learner will be assessed on the visual appearance of their weldments.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate. The certificate will be sent directly to the delegate or their sponsor company.

Additional Information
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On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

    • Safely and correctly use Manual Metal Arc welding equipment

    • Strike and maintain the welding arc

    • Weld fillet joints in a variety of positions

    • Recognise weld faults and having knowledge of the method to rectify them

    • Identify different types and styles of electrodes

    • Safely control the storage of electrodes

    • Show an awareness of joint geometry and basic weld metallurgy


Introduction to the Centre

    • Domestic and safety arrangements

Health & Safety in MMA Welding

The Use of:

    • Safety equipment

    • Protective clothing

Introduction to the Process

    • Electrical current and voltage

    • Selecting of correct polarity

    • Types of welding sets


    • Classification

    • Storage requirements


    • Types of joints

    • Joint configuration

Practical Work

    • Striking the arc

    • Depositing single runs

    • Depositing multi-runs

    • Introduction to fillet welds

    • Introduction to butt welds

    • Welding fillet weld in various positions
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