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Welding for Beginners

Course Points
Certificate of Attendance
Course Duration
10 Weeks
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 1st October 2024

Course Summary

This beginners 10-week welding course is designed to kickstart your welding career, providing you with the welding techniques and confidence required to pursue a career in the welding industry.

Important notice about this course


This course introduces different welding techniques used in industry.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and learn the basics of welding as well as the opportunity to specialise in the area of welding that is of particular interest to them. See course content for list of topics covered. 

Students will cover the following topics:

  • Safety and Basic welding techniques
  • Blow back arrestors
  • Arc welding
  • Regulator settings and gas bottle construction
  • Calibration
  • TIG welding
  • Electrode choice
  • MIG welding
  • Welding in horizontal and vertical positions
  • Shield gas choice
  • Oxy-acetylene welding and brazing
  • Wire size
  • Blowtorch set-up and nozzle choice for different applications
  • Equipment set-up
  • Safety features in welding equipment
  • Welding techniques for steel and aluminum

One class of two hours per week for 10 weeks running  as follows:

GROUP 1: Tuesdays - 7.00pm - 9.00pm

There are no formal entry requirements

The course is suitable for a wide range of students and craft persons, for example: the self-employed, farmers and young people who are new entrants to the industry.

Course ID E06
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Duration 10 Weeks
Fees €395.00
Starting Date Tuesday 1st October 2024
School School of Engineering
Department Engineering Trades and Civil Engineering
Credits Certificate of Attendance
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).