Welder Training and Qualification Testing (Coding)
Looking for bespoke training or getting coded. We've been industry experts for over 35 years and can provide you with fully qualified and experienced welding instructors. We also have our own in-house, accredited surveyor (Zurich Insurance), to witness your weld test; saving you time and money, as there is no need to pre-book a surveyor; you test when you are ready. We have a fully equipped training workshop with four fully fitted welding bays and can offer full cutting and bevelling facilities. We also guarantee never to have more than a 4:1 student-instructor ratio, thus assuring you of the closest tuition at all times. We also hold stock of a range of sheet and plate materials; from 1.8mm-12.0mm and our standard pipe sizes range from 60mm, 114mm and 168.0mm OD (other sizes available upon request).
We will work closely with you to tailor training to your specific demands, rathan an just offering standard modular type training. As a small, family owned business we pride ourselves on offering a personal, bespoke service, whilst providing expert skills and resources to both small and large companies and individuals alike. Welders come from all over the country, in fact they come from all over the world to train and test with us. For welder training and testing (coding) in the UK, we cover England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We also offer international training options. If you would like to learn how we can help you improve your skills, or get coded, please get in touch by phone or email.
Gain High Quality Welding Skills
We teach welding to approved British, European and International Standards and offer ‘test’ only days, for welders who only require approval/re-approval. Half-day, or single day for the DIY or semi-professional enthusiast, right up to full time training courses 2-3 days, up to 5-6 weeks for the professional welder. Although essentially practical, training modules can contain theoretical content with full printed notes available on request. The actual content and level of training is tailored to your specific requirements, but is available from basic craft skills, to more advanced technician skills. Our welder training modules can be delivered on-site, or at our fully equipped training centre, here in West Yorkshire.
Where appropriate, prior to the delivery of training an individual assessment can be conducted to help clarify and identify your current abilities, in relationship to expected requirements/standards. We offer basic, intermediate and/or advanced welder training courses. You can come for 1/2 a day, a full day(s), a week or even longer. However, our close supervision style of training generally means that welders already working in the trade won't need longer than two weeks. For non-welders we will advise you following assessment.
Welding Processes/Material & Joints
We offer training in the following processes on mild/low alloy steels, aluminium alloys, stainless steels, nickel alloys. covering fillet, butt and branch joints/welds in pipe, plate and sheet materials.
- Manual Metal Arc (MMA) conventional and stove pipe techniques using rutile, low hydrogen, cellulosic and iron power electrodes
- Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)
- Metal Active / Metal Inert Gas (MIG/MAG)
- Gas shielded Flux cored arc welding (FCAW)
- Oxy-Acetylene gas cutting & welding and safety check/set-up procedures for all oxy-acetylene welding equipment
- Brazing and Soldering
Welder Approval Qualification Tests (codes)
We offer full insurance class approvals, all in-house under one roof, without the need to book an outside surveyor (we have our own in-house surveyor). You can take your test on sheet, plate or pipe in any position, right up to HL045 (6G) or 6GR position.
The welder qualification testing standards we offer, include;
BSEN ISO 9606-1:2013 (Qualification testing of welders – fusion welding of steels) This standard replaces BSEN 287-1
BSEN ISO 14732:2013 (Approval testing of welding operators – fusion welding and resistance weld setters for automatic and fully mechanized welding of metallic materials)
BSEN ISO 9606-2: 2004 (Aluminium & aluminium alloys)
AWS D1.1M:2008 Structural welding code – steel
D3.6M-99 Specification for underwater welding
ASME 1X BPVC 2013: Welding and Brazing Qualifications code
BS 4872 (Qualification of welders without the need for an approved welding procedure)
BS ISO 24394:2008 (Qualification test for welders and welding operators. Fusion welding of metallic components welding for Aerospace applications) and/or client specific requirements.
CAA Chapter A8-10.
Approval of Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
Formal qualification approval of a welding procedure (WPS) can sometimes go hand in hand with welder qualifications. Our fully qualified welding engineer can write, develop and approve a WPS for any welding process, for fillet and/or butt welds in sheet, plate or pipe in accordance with the following standards:
- BSEN ISO 15609-1:2004 (Arc welding)
- BSEN ISO 15609-2: 2001 (Gas welding)
- BSEN ISO 15614-1: 2004 (Arc & gas welding of steels, nickel and nickel alloys)
- ASME IX
- AWS D1.1 and 1.2
- CAA (Chaper A8-10)
If you wish to attend our training centre you will need to complete a registration form. We can send you this by email, or post. Simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 01274 879867. On the form you will be asked to offer 3 possible start dates, this is to allow for an agreeable date for both parties. Once an acceptable date is offered, we will then ask for a non-refundable deposit, which can be paid via internet banking directly into our account, or by cheque. Please note all training must be paid in full at the start of training.
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