Resistance Spot Welding (BS1140) Metal Active Gas (MAG) Welding (BS4872) Metal MIG Welding/Braze

Automotive welding experience NOT essential

Duration: 3 Days

On successful completion of the course candidates will be awarded with BS1140 and BS4872 certificates

Aims and Training Objectives

  • Demonstrate your skills in setting up welding equipment for both MAG and MIG and resistance spot welding
  • Demonstrate your skills and ability to produce a series of MAG/MIG butt / fillet welds in the vertical up and overhead positions to meet BS4872-1
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess MAG/MIG welds for visible defects
  • Demonstrate you can complete a series of resistance spot welds to meet BS1140
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess resistance spot welds for visible defects

Course Outline will include

  • Satisfactorily setting up MAG welding equipment – wire type and speed, gas type and flow.
  • Satisfactorily setting up MIG welding equipment – wire type and speed, gas type and flow.
  • Appropriately preparing sheet metal.
  • Assessing test MAG/MIG welds for visual defects.
  • Carrying out a continuous vertical up fillet / butt weld to appropriate standard and quality.
  • Carrying out a continuous overhead fillet / butt weld to appropriate standard and quality.
  • Satisfactorily setting up resistance welding equipment.
  • Completing a series of resistance spot welds to the appropriate standard and quality
  • Visually carrying out quality checks on all finished welds.


RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING (BS1140) MAG WELDING (BS4872 following successful assessment

BS Welding Certification 1.

BS Welding assessment certification covers these areas: BS1140 – Resistance Spot Welding o 1.0mm thickness test

BS4872-1 MAG Welding o 1.0mm thickness test (fillet weld) o 1.0mm thickness test (butt weld

Note. Practice is permitted as instructed by the assessor. Up to a maximum of two attempts in one welding position are allowed to be submitted to the assessor

LEARNING at Arm Academy

ARM Classroom

Theory and interactive demonstrations and discussion.

Interactive demonstrations in our classroom lectures utilise CLEVER TOUCH IMPACT PLUS interactive technology.

Interactive demonstrations are used in The ARM Classroom to demonstrate the application of the concept, skill, or knowledge relevant to the lecture topic. The lecture is active with the demonstration structured to incorporate opportunities for participants to interact actively, analyse and reflect directly on the training material relevant to a specific learning task.

“Any questions?,” question time throughout and post lectures, all participants are requested to spend time reflecting on the lecture thus far and writing down one or two questions. Questions are submitted anonymously by participants by means of interactive pads supplied to each participant in a simple text-based format, rather than calling on them one at a time. This enables the instructor to get a sense of question trends and choose the best ones to address.

Pass the Pointer is used for visual content: A complex, intricate, or detailed image is placed on the screen with participants given the laser pointer to identify components or key features or ask questions about items they do not understand.


The Interactive induction in simulation creates a realistic environment that enables participants to learn and understand the risks associated with working in an auto body repair workshop while in a controlled environment, that replicates the workplace. The ARM Academy is equipped with a practical training area designed and created to deliver the workshop induction training in a simulated setting where training can be stopped, discussed, and re-started at any point to support specific learning requirements.

This simulated environment contains the equipment and materials that would be present in a contemporary workplace. The ARM Academy has engaged with the repair industry to establish current workplace activities in order to ensure the training strategies and simulated environments align with current workplace practice. Regular discussion with the repair industry and insurance stakeholders as well as participant feedback ensures that the simulated environment remains appropriate to the current industry requirement and operates as designed.