Advanced through-hole hand soldering (includes reworking)
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Advanced through-hole hand soldering (includes reworking techniques)

Through hole solderingOccasional shortcuts and ‘make-dos’ can often become the routine method for even the most experienced staff, and simple errors can lead to catastrophic and expensive failures.

Over two days, either consecutively or separately, this more advanced soldering course will develop the skills and understanding laid down in Electronics Yorkshire’s Introduction to through-hole hand soldering course. The course teaches the knowledge and skills to carry out hand forming, cutting and hand soldering on a variety of PCB finishes, and also includes reworking techniques. An important feature is that it enables staff to recognise and rework faults arising from the standard assembly soldering process.


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Course overview

The course, which follows on from Electronics Yorkshire’s Introduction to through-hole hand soldering course, provides the knowledge and skills to carry out hand-soldering processes as well as enabling staff to recognise and rework any soldering faults relating to the standard assembly soldering process. The knowledge gained is, essentially, understanding and applying soldering techniques, recognition of soldering faults, the ability to rectify them and a thorough understanding of the quality of finished product. Component reworking is also a key feature of the course.

The regular techniques of soldering are explained, along with the need for, and application of, flux. Typical faults are identified and methods of rectifying them are explained. Types of PCB finishes are discussed and used on the practical element of the course, whilst different types of soldering irons and stations are also covered. All of this detail ensures that each student receives a broad range of experiences. 

Subjects covered and Student assessment

Subjects covered include:

Day 1

•    Soldering skills and workshop practice
•    Soldering irons and methods
•    Solder composition types and fluxes
•    Electrostatic discharge
•    PCB Types and Construction

Day 2

•    Component reworking theory
•    Practical reworking skills and techniques
•    Vacuum de-soldering, de-solder pumps and solder wick

Students attending Day 1 only will be awarded an Electronics Yorkshire Certificate of Attendance.
Those also attending Day 2 will receive an Electronics Yorkshire Soldering Course Certificate upon satisfactory completion of an examination, as well as having the opportunity to take an IPC course of study and receive the IPC Hand Soldering for Through-Hole Components DVD-42/43C certificate – an industry-recognised hand soldering certification for operators and assembly technicians. The IPC programme is divided into five sections: Preparation; Materials; Soldering; Cleaning; and Workmanship Standards; and includes pretesting, section review questions, and a final certification test to ensure that participants understand and retain the required background knowledge for hands-on training.

Who should attend

Those with sound basic soldering skills involved in electronics manufacture looking to develop their skills to a more advanced level will benefit from attending either one or both days. Electronics Yorkshire’s Introduction to through-hole hand soldering course will provide a useful introduction to this study.

What is included

All course materials are included together with a light lunch and all refreshments during the day.

For current prices of all courses, contact Electronics Yorkshire on 0800 610 1601.

Full member companies of Electronics Yorkshire benefit from a 20% discount off prices. Discounts are also available for multiple bookings.
If, within seven days of the course commencement date, there are insufficient students booked onto this course, Electronics Yorkshire maintains the right to cancel and offer alternative dates.

Cancellation and postponement details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

Where and when

Click here to check out upcoming training course dates or contact Peter Masefield for details on 0113 274 4270

This course is held at Electronics Yorkshire’s Training and Technology Centre of Excellence, off the A6120 Ring Road, north of Leeds.

Electronics Yorkshire
Airedale House
Clayton Wood Rise
LS16 6RF

Training at your premises

Many courses can be delivered on-site, depending on facilities and equipment available for training. Contact us for information on Electronics Yorkshire courses being delivered at your premises.