MMA & MIG Welding for Beginners

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name MMA & MIG Welding for Beginners
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 3701
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Certificate of Completion Limerick Institute of Technology None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Start Dates: September and January

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Duration 10 weeks, 2 hours per week. Tuesday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
Course Fee

Expand+€375. Next Level Skillnet fees subsidy available - see below, financial support for details.

Once a student has been accepted to a course of study through Flexible Learning, the fee can be paid using one of the methods outlined below:
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Entry Requirements 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 for health and safety reasons.
Financial Support

Expand+This course has been approved by Next Level Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 20% for students whose company is a member of the Next Level Skillnet Network. Please note that there are a limited number of subsidies available and funding will be off...


Expand+Qualifications: An LIT Certificate of Completion will be issued to eligible participants.

Flexible Learning Withdrawal And Refund Policy
Students who wish to withdraw from a Flexible Learning Programme of study, must do so officially by completin...

Course Content Aims
Learners will be able to use an electric Arc welder and a MIG welder. Aims to give an introduction to the basics of ARC & MIG welding, welding procedures, electrode selection, MIG settings/machine set up, welding of several joints in both the horizontal and vertical positions.
Subjects Taught Content
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.
Assessment Method Continuous assessment throughout the 10 weeks – no examination.
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802

For academic queries:
Contact: Paul Hickey
Location LIT Moylish