Introduction to through-hole hand soldering
Login | Register
Total $0.00 Checkout
Tel: 0113 274 4270Email:

Introduction to through-hole hand soldering

Occasional shortcuts and ‘make-dos’ can often become the routine method for even the most experienced staff. Unfortunately, ‘on-the-job’ training can often compound rudimentary habits, and it is often the case that out-of-date or, sometimes, just bad practices can be passed on, leading to a high level of costly reworking and lowered production yields. Simple errors can lead to catastrophic and expensive failures, therefore learning the correct techniques for soldering and placing components from the outset will, assuredly, lead to less errors, less rework and quicker throughput, saving time and money.

This course has been designed for staff new to soldering and is ideally followed by Electronics Yorkshire’s Advanced through-hole hand soldering (includes reworking techniques) course for enhancing skills and understanding.


Click on each heading below to reveal more details

Course overview

This one-day introductory course provides basic skills in carrying out hand-soldering as well as enabling staff to recognise and place frequently used components.

The course demonstrates good practice and teaches the skills applicable to hand soldering to those new to the industry, as well as showing how components are recognised and positioned. It is very much a ‘how to’ course designed for staff new to soldering and the knowledge gained is, essentially, understanding soldering practices and recognising the quality of a finished soldered connection. The course is also useful for established staff who may require upskilling to acquire today's best-practice soldering techniques.

Subjects covered

Subjects covered include:

•    Practical soldering skills
•    Introduction to frequently-used components
•    Use of tools and equipment
•    Fitting components to printed circuit boards (PCBs)
•    Electrostatic discharge (ESD) procedures and ‘zaps’
•    Health & Safety in the workshop

Individuals attending will carry out practical soldering exercises using the best industry-standard equipment in Electronics Yorkshire’s Technology Centre. They will also build a small working project from scratch, test it and de-bug any problems.

On completion of the course attendees will receive an Electronics Yorkshire Certificate of Attendance. Completion of the course also establishes a sound basis for attending Electronics Yorkshire’s Advanced through-hole hand soldering (includes reworking techniques) course for advancing skills and understanding.

Who should attend

Those new to electronics manufacturing at the start of their careers will benefit from this course, as will anyone looking to improve their expertise and skills levels through exposure to best practice techniques.
This course leads to Electronics Yorkshire’s Advanced through-hole hand soldering (includes reworking techniques) course for advancing skills and understanding.

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; or email

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.