Welding course: an introduction
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About the Course
The course is designed to give the beginner a good grounding in welding theory and practice, typical welding joints and application. Lots of practical training using mostly the MIG welding process, with Stick (arc) welding and Gas welding if there is time or if applicable to your needs.
Have you tried welding before but need to refresh your skills? Would you like to try welding as a means of making art? Or do you simply need to quickly gain the basic techniques and skills of welding? This day long course will give you the ability and confidence .
Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book.
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What's included in the price?
All tools, materials and equipment are included within the course fee. If you would like to come with a friend, we can offer you the special day rate (for two students together) of £260.
An excellent and informative day spent with Julian. You can't go wrong kicking off with a brew and a general chat about welding. We then went through some general welding theory explained in a simple and concise manner for a beginner like myself.
Next it was onto the practical side of things. Covering all the common joints and techniques. Julian's teaching technique is great. Explaining what needs to be done and why. A short demonstration, then it's your go with plenty of time to practice, with encouragement and feedback as you go.
Julian obviously knows his stuff and has a knack of being able to to get it across in a calm, relaxed and jovial manner. The day just flew by so I'll be back for the blacksmithing course later in the year.
Simon. - - #12961
An excellent well run course into the dark art of welding. I found Julian easy to understand and very patient (especially with a novice like myself ) The course has given me the knowledge and confidence to now go and create something using the welder I have at home instead of it gathering dust. I would recommend this course to anyone who feels the need to weld. The chance to practice was never rushed and a major part of the course with the theory being just enough to give you an understanding into welding.
Will definitely be back to try the blacksmith course at a later date.
Paul Hodson-Walker - - #12840
Very much enjoyed the day and found Julian to be friendly, knowledgeable and he explained things clearly. The destructive testing was interesting to understand what a good weld looks like and also what to look for so you don't have to break it to know. Certainly worth the money for a very full and insightful day (and even for the 8 hours of driving from London and back for me). Only practiced mig though we did cover other types.
Gave me confidence to do some welding myself and have a reasonable understanding of what I'm doing.
Alex Desborough - - #12440
Recently attended a 1-day welding course at Julian's workshop. When booking the course beforehand, I'd discussed with Julian why I wanted to learn to weld and as a result, the course was very heavily tailored to my needs.
The theory was taught in a very succinct manner, easy to understand. Loads of time spent hands-on welding. As others have said, to get good takes practice. I thought that Julian taught me what I needed to know to improve quickly with practice. What to look for, techniques to focus on etc.
A superb course, excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
Lewis MacFarlane - - #12301
Thank you Julian for a fantastic 2 days. The first day we spent learning how to weld and the second creating our own sculptures, which involved welding annealing and some blacksmithing. We certainly had plenty of hands on experience, which was fantastic
Aidan and Felicity - - #9926
Two of us had an excellent day with Julian who is a really friendly and welcoming person who immediately put us at ease with the new tasks of learning the basics of welding. First we discussed what we wanted to obtain from the day then we spent a short time going over the theory of the different types of welding technologies and techniques. Then we spent a very enjoyable day with lots and lots of hands on practical training that was always explained in a clear and understandable way. We covered all the basics of MIG welding and spent a little bit of time on ARC but we both feel able now to confidently go and buy our welding machine and set to mending and making stuff. Overall a very enjoyable day and I thoroughly recommend the course. I plan to rebook for another day to cover GAS welding.
Mark and David - - #8887
I recently attended a one day "Introduction to Practical welding "course .
A wonderful day!!! Julian is a very interesting person with a very friendly and relaxed manner who makes you feel very welcome from the outset. He has a fascinating mix of creativity and craftsmanship and is dedicated teacher as well as an artist /craftsman who was totally committed to ensuring that by the end of the day I would have a good working knowledge of MIG and "Stick" welding and sufficient ability to embark on creating metal sculptures in stainless steel.
The course is individually tailored to fit individual students goals and after about an hour of introductory theory, the rest of the day was spent in practising different types of welded joints.I practised for hours ,learning to join metals of different thickness and profile in different ways, but interspersed with regular tea breaks which made for a great learning experience.
Although the course was scheduled to finish at 5.00pm it was 7.00pm by the time I left as Julian was determined to help me make the most of the opportunity! I left feeling inspired and determined to put what I had learned to good use as soon as possible.
The course is great value for money as well as a very interesting learning experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to acquire a good basic level of welding ability in a short time.
Tony Tanner - - #8886
I went with a pal for a days welding course not having done any MIG welding ever before.
Had done gas welding though whilst building the ark!
It is easy once you get going and Julian is a good tutor. He makes it look very easy.
The only snag is that it just takes a lot of practice. You can not criticize that amount of time that we spent welding. Lots of hands on experience.
Would recommend it to anyone.
Malcolm Harwood - - #7409
Thank you Julian for a great evening of learning everything I needed to know about MIG welding and more. You gave me so much information and so many skills. You fully appreciated what I want to do with my welding skills and tailored your advice to completely meet my needs. Thank you so much and I will definitely be back for more courses in the future.
Genevieve Thompson - - #2281
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