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In the light of current news, courses are being cancelled and deferred till further notice.

The timing is uncertain, as is the current world situation..

DCRS is currently therefore 'dormant'.

No further bookings for dates will be taken, but continue to register your interest and normality will resume!

Stay well.

The DCRS team.



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Additional Information

Minimum Ages

The minimum age to come on our welding course is 18, but we are very happy to accomodate younger students accompanied by an adult. Please contact us to discuss.

There is no maximum age.

Tools & Kit

Welders, tools and all safety equipment will provided on the day. However, if you wish to bring your own welder to learn how to set it up properly you can.

Quality Teaching

We fit a lot into one day which is why, as well as H&S considerations, there are only 4 places per course.

The day is spent is the workshop on the tools, not in a classroom! We provide plenty of good quality metal for test welds so you won't be rummaging through a scrap bin, and if you have specific projects in mind Rob will be happy to discuss them with you on the day and advise.

Practice Makes Perfect!

We can't make you an ace welder in one day, but we can take complete novices and by the end of the day you will understand what you are doing and why, set up the welders correctly and be able to make good, strong test welds.

Once you leave DCRS you will be able to go into your workshop/garage at home and have the confidence to practice your new welding skills safely and successfully.


Unfortunately we have no accommodation, but there some great places around to suit all budgets. We suggest:

Pub with rooms

Saxon Inn

(3 miles / 5 min drive)


Bushes Farm Caravan Park

(7 miles / 15 min drive)

Basic camping behind pub

The Plough

(3 miles / 5 min drive)

Bed & Breakfast


01747 812365

(1 mile / 3 min drive)


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Welding Day

Welding Course Students on a Welding Course

Tutor Rob Buckley

Welding Short Course

Anyone can weld! 

Welding is an invaluable skill for many repairs around the home, workshop or car, yet few people know how to weld but anyone can do it.  Spend the day in our fully equipped workshop and learn the correct way to Arc, Mig and Gas weld.  Car enthusiasts, sculptors and those just wanting to add to their workshop skills are welcome.

The day course will start with a health and safety briefing in the workshop followed by an introduction to the use of tools and equipment and the ''science' of welding.  This is a practical course and the focus of the day will be getting you quickly onto the tools, setting up the welders and so you can spend the majority of the day making good, strong welds and test pieces.

The course includes:

  • Theory and practical use of Arc, Mig and Gas welding
  • Basic metallurgy; metal, steel and non-ferrous
  • Judging heat of metal by its colour
  • Effect on metal of different temperatures
  • Testing welds
  • Dressing welds; grinder and file
  • Safety and good practice in the workshop

Our one day welding course is perfect to teach you to weld, and most of our students leave the centre with the confidence to go home and practice their new skill safely and successfully. 

There are only four places on each course, allowing you to progress at your own pace and work with our experienced welding  tutor.  Students are welcome to bring in their own welder if they have one, so they can be shown how to set it up and use it properly. 

Groups, companies or organisations are welcome to contact us to arrange a bespoke course and date to suit.

Course cost:

£180.00 including all materials used

Next dates

  • Saturday 21st march 2020 full
  • Tuesday 24th March 2020 Full
  • Thursday 26th March 2020 Full
  • Saturday 25th April 2020 Full
  • Tuesday 28th April 2020 Full
  • Thursday 30th April 2020 Full
  • Saturday 30th May 2020 Full
  • Tuesday 2nd June 2020
  • Thursday 4th June 2020 Full
  • saturday 13th June 2020
  • Tuesday 16th June 2020
  • Thursday 18th june 2020


Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford DT11 8RA (map to be given out with course confirmation paperwork).


This very popular course has been running for over 10 years at DCRS , and advance booking is recommended.


Please contact us to request a place on a course.

Further Dates will be added for later in 2020 soon.

If you are fitted with a heart pacemaker, it is possible that some types are effected by the magnetic field of a welder.  Before booking on the course please check with your doctor that it is safe for you to attend.

Past Quotes:

"A lot covered in one day, but very relaxed. Really apprciated starting with the basics and small course numbers".

Nick, Bristol, October 2014

"Very nice and expert knowledge - I would highly reccomend".

Sean, London, September 2014

"Really enjoyable and not as intimidating as I expected".

Ian, Devon. October 2013

“That was the best one day courses I have ever done. It has boosted my confidence. I feel able to tackle simple welding tasks."

Robert, Ringwood

DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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