This unit forms part of the Course in MCAST Award in Manual Metal Arc Welding Pipe (MMA). Once a learner complete all the units in this course satisfactorily; that is has obtained a pass mark in the assessment and respected the 80% attendance s/he will achieve an award pegged at MQF Level 4, 11 ECVET Credits.
The course is designed for those determined to obtain a qualification to work in industry with enough skills to produce sound welded joints in a selection of complex fixed positions to meet industry requirements. MMA technology, plate and pipe preparation for welding and weld specimen destructive testing are covered in depth to enable learners to work on their own directly from job specifications.
This course provides progression across a range of welding processes.
This is a 64 hrs of guided learning course. Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.
Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.
Learning Outcome 1: Describe all the necessary operations including welding-set settings and parent metal plate edge preparation to weld efficiently
Learning Outcome 2: Weld steel plates using single-run/ multiple-run Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welds
Specific requirement to:
Learning Outcome 3: List the operations involved to produce test samples from welded plate joints
The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s. Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.
During the lessons, students should have their own safety gear to industry standards. (Gear to include safety shoes, cotton boiler suit, safety glasses and gloves)