Welding training MMA 111

Name of in-service training institution:  OÜ A1koolitus (a1koolitus.ee)

Curriculum title:  Welding training MMA 111 – 120 ac.h. 

Curriculum group and basis for compiling the curriculum:  521 Mechanics and metalworking.
Level 4 Welder Professional Standard Competencies 

Levels : In-service training for adults. 

Languages of instruction: Estonian, Russian or English. 

Duration : All year round, 15 study days. 

Training registration information: Registration on site or electronically.


Target group and conditions for starting studies:  Adults (from the age of 18) who have so requested will be admitted to the training of a welder on the basis of an application. All applicants who are at least 18 years old and who meet the requirements for starting studies and pass an on-site test will be admitted to study. The test tests make sure that the person who has started their studies has understood what the discipline is and whether he or she is able to perform the given tasks.


Placement in groups : The division of students into groups takes into account the level of existing knowledge and spoken language.


Total study volume (academic hours) :
120 academic hours, of which:

  • 10 ac.h. is a theory that is conducted in a classroom,
  • 106 ac.h. is an internship carried out in a school welding workshop,
  • 4 ac.h. is professional advice in preparation for the exam.

Teaching methods
 : Theoretical lectures. Practice training in an individual welding place consists of performing various tasks of an instructor. 

Independent work:  Processing of materials obtained during theory lectures (20 ac.h), independent work is not included in the study volume (120 ac.h). 

Online learning : None. It is possible to apply the theory to a part if contact teaching is not allowed. 

Aim of the study : At the end of the course, the welder welds with the MMA method according to WPS.


Learning outcomes:

At the end of the training welder:

  1. Uses working drawings, work instructions and technology card (WPS).
  2. Chooses the right tools and welding tools.
  3. Organizes a safe working environment (ventilation and grounding).
  4. chooses means of self-defense (mask and clothing).
  5. Prepares and assembles parts and assemblies according to drawings.
  6. Welds MMA
  7. Selects welding modes according to the set task.
  8. Selects welding materials (welding electrodes).
  9. Performs visual inspection using weld templates and measuring tools.


Learning content:

  1. Workplace organization, selection and preparation of production and auxiliary equipment.

1.1 Familiarization with the work drawing, work instructions and technological map (WPS).

1.2 Selection of tools and instruments.

1.3 Selection of welding tools.

1.4 Setting up welding equipment.

1.5 Organizing a proper workplace.

1.6 Selection of personal protective equipment.


  1. Preparation and inspection of parts and assemblies

2.1 Preparation and compilation of the part.

2.2 Assembly and inspection of assemblies for welding.

  1. Material teaching

3.1 Properties of the metal.

3.2 Steels. Features and their use.

3.3 Labeling of metals. 


  1. Manual arc welding MMA welding and machining after details.

4.1 Nature and principle of manual arc welding. Welding of metals using MMA technology.

4.2 Welding equipment and construction.

4.3 Welding materials. Electrodes according to EVS-EN ISO 2560.

4.4 Welding technology. Welding arc. Manual welding modes and their selection.

4.5 Welding equipment. Correct angle of the electrode.
Electrode movement in a welding bath.

4.6 Welding of metals and protection of weld roots.

4.7 Welding in positions PB, PD, PE, PA, PF, PC.


  1. Quality control and repair of defects.

5.1 Checking the composition.

5.2 Inspection of welds and repair of defects.

5.3 Carrying out the final inspection.


  1. Exam preparation.

6.1       Test work in real exam conditions: welding of two parts by MMA 111 method in the presence of an instructor.

6.2     Analysis of the results of the pilot work.

Description of the learning environment: 
 Both the theoretical and practical parts take place at Pae 29, Tallinn. Safety and health requirements are guaranteed in the theory auditorium and workshop. We have 4 classrooms to study the theory, depending on the subject being taught, each class can accommodate 30+ people. The theoretical part is issued at home to record knowledge electronically (on memory sticks). We also issue both personal protection and tools for practical training.


List of study materials:  DVS study materials. T. Karaganova “Welding idea”
and A. Laansoo “Welding”.


Requirements for graduation, including assessment methods and evaluation criteria:
Participation in at least 80% of theory and practice classes is a prerequisite for graduation. In addition, a theoretical final test must be performed and the two parts welded together using the MMA 111 method in accordance with WPS.

Assessment method:
 Theory tests and welding of two parts by MMA 111 method.


Formation of the final result:

Knowledge and use of professional terminology, successful completion of the practical part of the planned study. Passing the theoretical exam test and performing a practical task using the welding method MMA 111 according to WPS.


Evaluation criteria:  At least 60% of the correct answers to 20 questions. Welds two parts by MMA 111 method according to WPS. 


Documents to be issued: If all the conditions set out in the assessment criteria are met, the school will be issued a certificate of successful completion of the curriculum. If the goal is not achieved but the student attends at least 80% of the hours, he / she will be issued with a certificate of participation in the course. If desired, the student can pass a professional exam according to EN ISO 9606-1 after successful completion of the curriculum.


Short description of the content:  The course is intended for workers in the metal industry who are exposed in their daily work and need high-quality and precise welding work. The course is aimed at acquiring professional theoretical and practical knowledge. After completing the course, the student is able to apply the acquired knowledge, namely to weld various materials and details in connection with the performance of their daily tasks using tools and welding equipment. A student who has passed the course and passed the final exam is ready to work or do an internship.


Requirements for the competence of the trainer: Technical or production education, applied education or continuous welding work for 10 years. 2 years of experience as an adult educator.


Theory teacher:  Tatiana Karaganova.

Practice teacher:  Leonid Žhilyaev.

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