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Welding - Manual Metal Arc (MMA) - Advanced Plate & Pipe Welding



To enable students to achieve EN287 or ASME IX standard on manual metal arc welding of thick plate and thick walled pipe.


Introduction, safety with regard to dress/behaviour in the workshop and on site, welding joints and positions, welding terminology, welding equipment and accessories, practical welding of thick plate/pipe. Joint preparation and plate setup for welding. Welding of thick walled pipe, edge preparation, pipe setup for welding.  Visual and destructive testing relevant to the standards required.

Entry Requirements

Completion of DT039 or a proven high standard of welding experience and capability in MIG or TIG.  Applicants who have completed trade examinations in Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metalwork or Welding will also qualify.  Allied trades may also qualify.

Examinations / Assessments

EN287 / ASME IX Coded Welder Certificate conducted and supervised by an external awarding body on the last night of the programme.


Participants may wish to complete certification training for a different process or test position on DT040 MIG / TIG welding.

Learning outcome

Students will be able to carry our basic welding processes on low carbon steel thick plate and thick walled pipe.

Career Opportunities

Welding career in heavy fabrication, pipe fabrication, structural steel working and allied industries.  Successful completion of EN287/ASMEIX Coded Welder Certificate enables the certificate holder to work unsupervised on site.