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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.
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
(3 miles / 5 min drive)
Bushes Farm Caravan Park
(7 miles / 15 min drive)
Basic camping behind pub
(3 miles / 5 min drive)
Bed & Breakfast
(1 mile / 3 min drive)
Students on a Welding Course
Tutor Rob Buckley
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
- Effect on metal of different
- 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.
£170.00 including all materials used
Next course dates:
- Tuesday 19th September 2017 Full
- Friday 29th September 2017 Full
- Tuesday 17th October 2017 full
- Saturday 28th October 2017 Full
- Tuesday 31st October 2017 Full
- Friday 3rd November 2017 Full
- Tuesday 14th November 2017 Full pending Confirmation
- Saturday 18th November 2017 Full
- Wednesday 22nd November 2017
- There will be no courses during December. Courses will resume in january 2018.
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.There will be no courses during december, courses resume in january .
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.
Nick, Bristol, October 2014
Sean, London, September 2014
Ian, Devon. October 2013