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MGTS is employer-led and membership- based. We aim to be a National Centre of Excellence for Education, Training, Development and Assessment, supporting both young people and adults in the development of competences associated with engineering. We provide training and education to industry workforce in skills and knowledge associated with operation, maintenance and management of world class manufacturing, production and machinery reliant operational facilities.

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Diversity and Inclusion

08 Jun 2018

Diversity and Inclusion

Technical Multi- skilling Courses



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Ella McKeown

Pailton Engineering

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Who should participate?

Experienced welders who require updating and also personnel who require an introduction to the welding process.


Programme Benefits

By the end of the programme participants will be able to:

Understand of the correct use of the associated welding equipment

Understand the hazards associated with the process and the control measures required

Apply practical skills on a wide variety of applications including company specific applications

Each course delegate will receive a training record detailing the competences achieved during the course which is signed by both the Candidate and Tutor



Welder approval certification is available upon request (BS4872 : part 1 & 2, EN287/ASME).


The programme will cover:

Relevant Statutory Regulations

Introduction and Safe Working Practices

Principles of the GTAW Welding Process

Current Selection

Electrode Selection and Preparation

Gas Regulation and Flow Settings

Gas Types and Applications

Correct welding procedure including Arc Ignition

Types of Joints and Welding Positions

Inspection of Welded Joints

Fault Recognition

Practical exercises covering a variety of common joint configurations, welding positions and material thicknesses.


The above covers the common core skills required to utilise the GTAW process safely and correctly.


Courses will be tailored to suit individual company requirements and where possible utilise company specific components.



1 day theory plus practical days to be determined.

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