Welding for Beginners – Manual Metal Arc (M.M.A) & Metal Inert Gas (M.I.G)

Start date: 29 January 2019

Duration: 10 Weeks, 2 hours per week

Location: Limerick Institute of Technology

Certificate: Certificate of Completion

Cost: €280 - Members | €375 - Non Members

Programme overview

Learn how to use an electric Arc welder and a MIG welder.

Learning outcomes

Learners will be able to use an electric Arc welder and a MIG welder.  The programme aims to give an introduction to the basics of ARC & MIG welding, welding procedures, electrode selection, MIG settings/machine set up and welding of several joints in both the horizontal and vertical positions.

Who is the course for

There are no educational entry requirements. Learners should be aware, however, that safety goggles/glasses, boots, gloves, welding shield (automatic type if one prefers) and overalls/workshop coat are required to participate in this programme. Please note that these items are not provided by LIT.

An adequate level of English is also required to participate in this course for Health & Safety reasons.


Welding of mild steel plate – 3mm, 6mm 8mm 10mm,

Horizontal and Vertical joints with both the ARC and MIG to yield – Fillet, Butt, Corner and Lap joints.

Welding of light box and angle iron Electrode selection – 2.5mm, 3.2mm, 4.0mm, General introduction into welding procedures & technology,

Setting up of Welding equipment in terms of plant parameters and machine settings.

Training Provider Profile

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institution of higher education in Limerick, Ireland and is one of 14-member institutions of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA). The Institute has campuses in Limerick city, one in both Thurles and Clonmel in County Tipperary and a regional learning centre in Ennis, County Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park adjacent to Thomond Park and houses the Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Business and Humanities. The School of Art & Design is located at the Clare Street and Clonmel campuses.

LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education.

Welding for Beginners - Manual Metal Arc (M.M.A) & Metal Inert Gas (M.I.G)