Welding & Fabrication e-learning programme

EAL and e-learning experts Skills2Learn have joined forces to design a new innovative e-learning programme to help aspiring welders take the first steps towards a career in engineering from the comfort of their own home.

The e-learning package is aligned to pipe and high integrity welding within EAL’s Level 3 Engineering and Technology and High Integrity Welding Technical Certificates.

The programme aims to:

  • provide vital health and safety information
  • give a technical understanding of welding processes
  • deliver learning about using different welding processes and techniques
  • enable understanding of fabrication processes and methods
  • ensure knowledge about the aspects of quality control
  • give an awareness of sustainability and environmental issues
  • improve functional skills.

The programmes has been created in partnership between EAL, ­Skills2Learn, the Weldability Sif Foundation, the Welding Institute, Central Bedfordshire College, College of North West London, Stoke on Trent College and Train4Trade.

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Benefits of EAL’s e-certificates:

  • Description
    The course content of this highly engaging programme, has been aligned to a number of units within the Level 3 Fabrication & Welding Engineering Suite, National Occupational Standards (NOS), therefore can be used towards certification.

    This unique e-learning programme uses visually rich 2D and 3D graphics/animation, audio, video, text and interactive quizzes to engage learners and increase knowledge retention. The programme can be used to expand knowledge and understanding within the classroom or for personal study at home, enabling learners to engage with the content and learn at their own pace and in their own time.

    In addition to providing a real cost saving on materials, the programme enables tutors to track learners progress so comprehension can be monitored. The main objectives of the programme are:
    • provide vital health and safety information
    • give a technical understanding of welding processes
    • learn about different processes and techniques
    • understand fabrication processes and methods
    • know about the aspects of quality control
    • give an awareness of sustainability and environmental issues
    • improve functional skills.

    Expected Outcomes


    By using and completing this programme, it is expected that learners will:
    • have an understanding of working safely, efficiently and effectively
    • know about the different welding position designations, and the techniques used for each one in relation to MMA, MIG, and TIG welding
    • understand the equipment and consumables used in relation to MMA, MIG, and TIG welding
    • Know about different welding and engineering principles, with particular reference to materials used.
    • have an awareness of other welding processes in addition to MMA, MIG, and TIG welding
    • know about different metal fabrication techniques, use of equipment and materials
    • have an understanding of what quality control means and how its standards are applied.
  • Topics
    The programme consists of the following modules:
    • Module 1: Introduction
      Introduction
    • Module 2: Health, Safety & Environment
      Introduction, Health and Safety at Work Act, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Safety Signs, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Substances Hazardous to Health, Working at Heights, Basic First Aid, Manual Handling, Risk Assessments, Fire Protection, Electrical Safety, Workplace Welfare, Provision and Use of Work Equipment, Managing Yourself and Working Relationships, Communication and Interpretation of Information, Summary, End Test.
    • Module 3: Positional Welfing MMA Processes
      Introduction, Equipment, Consumables, Weld Characteristics, Techniques, Summary, End Test.
    • Module 4: Positional Welding MIG Processes
      Introduction, Equipment, Consumables, Weld Characteristics, Techniques, Summary, End Test.
    • Module 5: Positional Welding TIG Processes
      Introduction, Equipment, Consumables, Weld Characteristics, Techniques, Summary, End Test.
    • Module 6: Welding & Engineering Principles
      Introduction, Iron Carbon Diagram, Heat Treatments, Forms of Supply, Materials, Corrosion, Corrosion Prevention, Summary, End Test.
    • Module 7: Additional Welding Processes
      Introduction, Additional Welding Processes, Summary, End Test.
    • Module 8: Fabrication & Fitting Processes
      Introduction, Metal Tooling and Equipment, Specialised Forming Processes, Working with Surface Coated Materials, Marking and Setting Out, Pattern Development, Workshop Calculations, Metal Preparation and Work Alignment Techniques, Jointing Systems, End Test.
    • Module 9: Quality Control
      Introduction, Typical Documentation, Welding Coordination Role, Failure Mechanisms, Destructive Testing, Non-Destructive Testing, Costing Implications, Summary, End Test.
    • 3 Scenarios:
      Workshop Calculations, Performing a Pipe Weld, Quality Control.
  • Specification
    Minimum System Requirements (Single Licence):
    • PC only - Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Internet Explorer 7 (or above)
    • single 2GHz processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 1024 x 768 pixel screen resolution
    • 24 Bit screen colour depth
    • DVD-ROM Drive
    • sound card and speakers/headphones
    • internet Connection*
    *An active internet connection is only required to install any software plug-ins that may be required. The programme automatically checks for the required software and will display installation instructions if required.

    For more information, please contact our Customer Services Team on +44 (0)1923 652400 or email customercare@eal.org.uk
  • Licence
    Single Licence, for personal use only, not for public display or distribution.
    • £99.95 ex. VAT
    Annual Multiple Licence (Unlimited Users)
    • Academic: £1500 +VAT
    • Commercial: From £3000 +VAT

For more information, please contact our Customer Services Team on +44 (0)1923 652400 or email customercare@eal.org.uk