Introduction to Welding



This one-day welding course will introduce you to the basics of welding metal and let you have a go at welding to create a product of your own. The course explores the two most common welding processes MIG and MMA (Stick) Welding. Over the day; you will use both welding processes and learn the difference between the two. You will also use angle grinders to prepare metal for welding and use them to clean up welds. You will learn best practise for welding metal of different thicknesses and size. By the end of the day; you know the difference between the two processes and chose a welding method to create your own metal object. This course is perfect for beginners or anyone keen to just have a go at welding without buying all the expensive machinery and metal. The day will be led by Richard Evans, an experienced metal fabricator and designer. All materials required for this course are included in the price. What you'll make: A metal object. Skills you'll learn: MMA /MIG Welding of mild steel, material preparation using an angle grinder, general fabrication and finishing techniques.

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Welding Equipment and PPE Material Tea & Coffee Please bring lunch The Weld Space is located within Alma Yard is one of the newest attractions in Plymouth and has amazing facilities to host groups or individuals. When you take part in a welding lesson we are able to provide basic kitchen and restroom facilities so you will be well looked after throughout the day. Alma Yard is a revitalised rope factory, comprising of a series of buildings dating back to the mid 19th century and home to a community of creatives drawn to Plymouth’s burgeoning arts scene. Located on an iconic coastal rise, the site’s period features such as an original car lift are illuminated by streams of natural light and lofty spaces. Alma Yard is a thriving hub of creativity and community.


6¼ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



The Weld Space

with Craft Courses since 2022

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The Weld Space delivers short courses in plymouth alongside an evening class programme that specialises in welding lessons. Our welding courses are one of the great things to do in Plymouth and a great activity for adults, as a Gift Experience or Business away day. Our welding classes are for beginners and allow you to learn something new, develop skills and have fun in a creative and safe way. We aim to provide a high quality creative experience. Taking part in our courses will give you a chance to design and make a product or object from Metal.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • UK Holiday
  • Christmas
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
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Studio 1, Candlewick Lane, Alma Yard, Alma Yard, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0FF