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BGAS-CSWIP

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TWI is the world’s largest provider of welding technology and inspection High quality eLearning packages, suiting a range of learning styles,
related training with centres strategically located around the globe. gives students flexible options for pre-course learning, blended,
refresher and appreciation courses. For employers eLearning can
Every year more than 20,000 customers from around the world benefit minimise the impacts of staff being away from the workplace.
from our comprehensive programme of industrial training. Programmes
include Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), welding inspection, plant Courses are designed to service all key industry sectors including oil
inspection, welding engineering, quality control, underwater inspection, and gas, aerospace, construction, power (nuclear, fossil, renewables),
practical welding, health and safety training. automotive, rail, marine, manufacturing.

Training with TWI leads to internationally recognised qualification Courses are supported by internationally recognised certification from
and certification which delivers real benefits to industry through the awarding bodies including CSWIP, BGAS-CSWIP, PCN, EWF/IIW, ASNT,
acquisition of new competences and increased business capabilities. IOSH, NEBOSH.

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Contents
BGAS-CSWIP

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Page(s)


„„ ASNT/ACCP Level III 1

„„ Advanced Welding Processes - Friction Stir Welding, Laser Processing 2-4

„„ BGAS-CSWIP 5 - 10

„„ Corrosion Detection and Monitoring 11

„„ CSWIP Cathodic Protection 12

„„ eLearning/Blended Learning - A New Way to Study 13

„„ eLearning/Blended Learning Products - Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Certification Products 14 - 16

„„ eLearning/Blended Learning Products - Welding Inspection 17 - 18

„„ EWF/IIW Diploma 19 - 21

„„ Fitness-For-Assessment 22 - 24

„„ Health, Safety and Environment 25 - 30

„„ Materials Joining 31 - 32

„„ Materials Weldability 33 - 35

„„ Metallurgy and Materials 36

„„ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Advanced 37 - 46

„„ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only) 47 - 52

„„ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Appreciation 53 - 54

„„ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional 55 - 63

„„ Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Level 3 64

„„ Plant Inspection 65 - 70

„„ Plastics Welder Training and Qualification 71 - 73

„„ Process Appreciation 74

„„ TWI Diploma in Welding Engineering 75

„„ Underwater Inspection and NDT 76 - 79

„„ Welder Training and Qualification 80

„„ Welding Coordination and Supervision 81

„„ Welding Inspection 82 - 85

„„ Welding Inspection - Bridging and Exam Packages 86 - 88

„„ Welding Procedures and Welding Qualifications der Qualification 89

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BGAS-CSWIPLevel III
ASNT/ACCP

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Course NDT35#
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Duration Additional information


„„ Basic - 3 days ASNT offers Level II certifications. The ACCP Professional Level III is an
„„ Magnetic Particle - 1.5 days extension of the traditional ASNT NDT Level III certification adding a practical
„„ Penetrant Testing - 1.5 days examination and a procedure writing examination. Both the ACCP Level
„„ Radiographic Testing - 2 days II and ACCP Professional Level III certifications incorporate examination
„„ Ultrasonic - 2 days components that fit within employer-based qualification and certification
programmes. The first ACCP Professional Level III was certified in 1996 and
Suitable for the first ACCP Level II in 1997.
NDT personnel requiring US based certification
Attendees wishing to purchase the text books should contact the Training
Course content Centre at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course so that the books
These ASNT Refresher Courses use material produced by ASNT and can be available and paid for prior to the starting date.
review each attendee’s knowledge of the Level III body of knowledge for
the specified NDT method. ACCP Level III examinations will be arranged
immediately following each course.

Course objectives
Preparation for ASNT centrally certificated Level III examinations

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BGAS-CSWIP
Advanced Welding Processes - Friction Stir Welding, Laser Processing
An Introductionqui
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Code: Code:
ATC220#
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Duration Course objectives


2 days At the end of the course, attendees will be familiar with:
„„ The difference between common industrial laser sources and

Suitable for the advantages of different laser beam guidance options


Engineering, management and supervisory staff who need to „„ The principles of laser welding of metal and plastic

understand the basic principles of laser material processes, with „„ How process parameters, materials and joint designs influence

a focus on laser beam welding of metal and plastic. The course the quality of the welded component
is not intended to be comprehensive, but does cover the majority „„ Industrial hazards associated with laser processing and the

of necessary technical topics which need to be considered when international standards which need to be adhered to
reviewing a laser beam welding process.
Additional information
Course content Demonstration will be provided on a range of laser equipment including
This training course covers the following: a high power Yb-fibre laser. There will be a strict limit of 10 attendees
„„ An overview of industrial laser processes per course to maintain quality standards, comprehension and small
„„ Fundamentals of laser technology and equipment practical groups. Course notes will be provided to the attendees.
„„ Detailed review of laser welding
„„ Quality assurance and safety requirements during laser
welding

The duration of the course will be 2 days and delivered through a


combination of classroom lectures and practical sessions, with video
footage and live demonstrations on TWI’s laser welding and hybrid
laser-arc welding equipment. There will be opportunities for individual
discussions with TWI’s welding engineers.

TWI Foundation Award in Friction Stir Welding (FSW) Course Code: ATC211

Duration Course objectives


1 day At the end of the course, attendees will:
„„ Understand current FSW technology

Suitable for „„ Understand how FSW differs from other welding processes

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest or involvement „„ Have a practical appreciation of different types of FSW

in friction stir welding, for example managers, buyers, production equipment


engineers and product designers as well as FSW machine operators. „„ Understand FSW weld parameters/programs and their influence

on weld quality
No prior experience of FSW is required for this course.
Additional information
TWI’s two-day Intermediate Award in Friction Stir Welding is a suitable Classroom time is typically five hours per day. In addition,
follow-on course to this, for those involved in friction stir welding who demonstrations of friction stir welding will be provided on a range of
will be operating friction stir welding equipment or specifying friction FSW to demonstrate the many different capabilities of FSW.
stir welding as a fabrication technology.
There will be a strict limit of 12 students per course to maintain quality
Course content standards. A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to the
The course covers: invention of FSW; advantages and disadvantages attendees. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
of FSW for welding light metals (Al and Mg); applications of FSW;
aluminium welding metallurgy; types of FSW machine and tooling A short, optional, exam can be taken at the end of the course,
required for FSW; FSW process control; materials weldable by FSW; successful completion of which indicates that the candidate has
design implications of FSW. demonstrated a level of knowledge of welding technology appropriate
to the level recommended by ISO 25239.
Demonstrations of FSW will be included in the course when presented
at TWI’s research centres.

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BGAS-CSWIP
Advanced Welding Processes - Friction Stir Welding, Laser Processing
TWI Intermediate
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Course ATC212#
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Duration Course objectives


2 days At the end of the course, attendees will:
„„ Understand current FSW technology and how FSW differs

Suitable for from other welding processes


The course is suitable for anyone with an interest or involvement in „„ Have a practical appreciation of different types of FSW

friction stir welding, but is especially relevant to those who will be equipment
operating friction stir welding equipment or specifying friction stir „„ Understand FSW weld parameters/programs and their

welding as a fabrication technology. influence on weld quality


„„ Have experience of making friction stir welds in aluminium

No prior experience of FSW is necessary for this course but some alloy to the standard ISO 25239
background knowledge of the process would be useful. TWI’s one „„ Have experience of how to inspect, test and assess FSW

day TWI Foundation Award in FSW course provides a suitable welds in accordance with ISO 25239
overview of the technology.
Additional information
Course content Classroom time is typically three hours per day. In addition,
The TWI Certificate course builds upon the knowledge gained in the demonstrations of friction stir welding will be provided on a range
TWI Foundation Award in FSW, extending this to cover best practice of FSW to demonstrate the many different capabilities of FSW. A
for the FSW of aluminium and demonstrating the latest FSW significant portion of the course is spent in TWI’s FSW laboratory,
techniques. As well as classroom sessions, this course contains becoming familiar with the practical aspects of friction stir welding.
substantial, hands-on, practical elements using TWI’s range of FSW Friction stir welds will be made, inspected and tested to the level of
equipment and is taught at a level commensurate with the ISO FSW ISO 25239.
standard, ISO 25239-3:2011.
There will be a limit of 3 students per course to maintain quality
Aspects covered include: invention of FSW; advantages and standards.
disadvantages of FSW for welding light metals, particularly
aluminium; applications of FSW; aluminium welding metallurgy; A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to the
types of FSW machine and tooling required for FSW; FSW process attendees. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.
control; materials weldable by FSW; design implications of FSW;
practicalities of FSW (practical session); visual assessment of FSW A short, two part, exam will be taken at the end of the course.
quality (practical session); mechanical testing of FSW (practical
session); defects observed in FSW and their remediation. Successful completion of Part 1 of the exam will demonstrate that
the candidate possesses the basic level of knowledge of FSW
Demonstrations of the latest FSW techniques such as bobbin and welding technology recommended by ISO 25239-3:2011.
SSFSW are included in the course.
Successful completion of both Parts 1 and 2 of the exam will result
in the award of a TWI Certificate of FSW.

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Advanced Welding Processes - Friction Stir Welding, Laser Processing
TWI Advanced Award in Friction Stir Welding Course Code: ATC213

Duration Course objectives


2 days The objective of the course is to provide the candidate with the in
depth knowledge of friction stir welding required to:
Suitable for „„ Establish the suitability of the process for the fabrication of

TWI’s Advanced Award in FSW is intended for those with a given component
considerable experience of the FSW process and who are about to „„ Select the best friction stir welding technique and tool for

take responsibility for implementing or managing the process in a that component


production environment. As such, it is expected that the candidate „„ Identify appropriate process parameters for the welding

would already possess TWI’s Basic and Intermediate Awards in FSW, „„ Prepare a Welding Procedure Specification for the proposed

or substantial documented experience in lieu. fabrication


„„ Programme a friction stir welding machine to perform the

The training course will be tailored to the requirements of the weld


candidate, and will be of approximately 5 days duration. All, or „„ Establish an appropriate inspection regime for quality control

at least substantial elements of the course, may be held at the in accordance with the FSW standard ISO 25239:2011
customer’s premises. „„ Understand the nature and cause of any defects generated

by the FSW process and implement the required corrective


Course content actions to eliminate them
Aspects of FSW covered by the course include:
„„ Application assessment This bespoke course will combine a mixture of classroom and
„„ Design of fixturing ‘hands on’ training. It can be held at a candidate’s own premises,
„„ FSW machine selection allowing the training to be tailored to the machines, processes and
„„ FSW parameter selection components of specific interest and fulfilling the requirement of ISO
„„ Inspection and testing 25239-3:2011 for qualification on a specific FSW machine.
„„ Defect remediation

„„ Process documentation Additional information


„„ Quality Control regimes This is an advanced level course aimed at those who are already
„„ Tool design responsible for, or are about to commence, friction stir welding in a
„„ Tool material selection production environment. The course will be closely tailored to the
„„ WPS generation specific needs of the company and candidate, and will be based on
„„ Welding metallurgy the requirements of the ISO FSW standard 25239:2011.

For further information, contact: Stephen Cater, Principal Project


Leader, Friction and Forge Processes - stephen.cater@twi.co.uk

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BGAS-CSWIP
BGAS-CSWIP Agricultural and Environmental Inspector Course Code: ATC91

Duration Entry requirements


3 days The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following
success in the qualification examination is three months, showing
Suitable for knowledge of environmental protection and agricultural operations.
Candidates who wish to progress into a career in agricultural and
environmental inspection. Additional information
Fee does not include the exam fee.
Course content
Key environmental issues; general understanding of agricultural Candidates MUST bring:
operations; interpretation of strip maps; reportable diseases; field „„ 2 passport sized photographs

drainage - principles, types of system, drain types; farm/pipeline „„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician

fencing; topsoil strip; excavation and drain making; backfill; civilisation showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting
and ripping; reinstatement; reporting. BS 8010; P10; MAFF: Soil Code; reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
MAFF: Code of Good Practice for the Protection of Water; MAFF: and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
Preventing the Spread of Plant and Animal Diseases; Badgers Act test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
1992. uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
Certification/Awarding Body equivalent
BGAS-CSWIP „„ a completed application form and full examination fee

BGAS-CSWIP Blast Cleaning/Preparation Operative Level 5A Course Code: ATC85

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


2 days BGAS-CSWIP

Suitable for Entry requirements


Candidates with or without experience in the painting/coating The minimum duration for experience in the painting/ coating
industry. Most candidates will go on to sit the BGAS/CSWIP Blast industry prior to or following success in the qualification examination
Cleaning/Preparation Operative Grade 5A examination. t is one month.

Course content Additional Information


Safety rules and regulations, blasting standard interpretation, rust
grade identification, blasting equipment, equipment maintenance, Candidates MUST bring:
blasting abrasives, inspection tools, ventilation protection, blasting, „„ 2 passport sized photographs

handtools, and/or power tools cleaning, materials, handling, „„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician

housekeeping. showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting


reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
equivalent
„„ a completed application form and full examination fee

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BGAS-CSWIP
BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspector Grade 2 Course Code: ATC88

Duration Note:
5 days Renewal can only be made within three months of the expiry date.
Any application received after three months of the expiry cannot be
Suitable for considered and can only be renewed by re-examination.
Candidates with or without experience in the Painting Inspection
If the applicant is a holder of BGAS-CSWIP Site Coatings Inspector
Industry.
Approval, it should be noted that day 1 of the syllabus will cover
items which the applicant may be already conversant in and
Course content
therefore attendance on this day (although strongly recommended) is
Corrosion theory; surface preparation; surface contaminants and
entirely at their discretion. Course duration may then be only 4 days.
tests; paint constituents and technology; solutions and dispersions;
However, should the applicant decide against attendance on this day,
drying and curing properties and performance; specified painting
there will be no reduction in course fee.
conditions; cathodic protection; holiday/pinhole detection; paint-
application methods; paint/paint film testing; paint identification;
Four-day training course with examination on day 5, or for less
metal coatings; paint faults; colour; inspection methods; specification
experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the
requirements; health and safety and working practices.
examination the following week.

Certification/Awarding Body
BGAS-CSWIP
Entry requirements
Experience may be acquired prior to or following success in the
examination. In the event that the experience is sought following
Course objectives
successful examination, the results of the examination shall remain
„„ To recognise and identify the benefits/disadvantages of paint
valid for two years.
systems
„„ To understand the importance of surface preparation
The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following
„„ To understand methods of application and testing
success in the qualification examination is six months, showing
„„ To understand paint system inspections
knowledge of dry abrasive blast cleaning or industrial paint
„„ To interpret requirements of standards
application techniques.
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements for the BGAS-CSWIP
Painting Inspector Examination

Additional information
Candidates must bring:
„„ 2 passport sized photographs

„„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician

showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting


reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
equivalent
„„ a completed application form and full examination fee

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BGAS-CSWIP
BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspector Grade 1 Course Code: ATC89

Duration Additional information


5 days Candidates must bring:
„„ 2 passport sized photographs

Suitable for „„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician

Candidates who already hold BGAS-CSWIP grades 3 and 2 in paint/ showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting
painting inspection. This, the advanced qualification, deals specifically reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
with offshore practices. and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
Course content uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
Zones of offshore structures; offshore working; safety offshore; perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
medical, emergency procedures/escape routes; permit to work equivalent
systems; vessel entry and enclosed space working; scaffolding; fire „„ a completed application form and full examination fee

protection; BS 5378 safety signs and colours; BS 1710 identification


of pipelines; finish colour schedules BS 381C and BS 4800. Four-day training course with a half-day examination on day 5, or
for less experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the
Certification/Awarding Body examination the following week.
BGAS-CSWIP
Note:
Course objectives Renewal can only be made within three months of the expiry date.
„„ To recognise zones and structures of offshore platforms Any application received after three months of the expiry cannot be
„„ To recognise the dangers and the safety precautions required considered and can only be renewed by re-examination.
when working offshore Four-day training course with a half-day examination on day 5, or
„„ To understand the importance and nature of fireproof for less experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the
coatings examination the following week.
„„ To understand paint systems and their use for particular
substrates and temperatures Entry requirements
„„ To pass BGAS-CSWIP grade 1 examination Candidates must hold a valid BGAS Painting Inspector Grade 2
certificate prior to obtaining Grade 1. The minimum duration for
industrial experience prior to or following success in the qualification
examination is 12 months, providing evidence of a good knowledge
of offshore working, safety, and painting inspection.examination is 12
months, providing evidence of a good knowledge of offshore working,
safety, and painting inspection.

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BGAS-CSWIP
BGAS-CSWIP Painting Supervisor Level 4 Course Code: ATC87

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


3 days BGAS-CSWIP

Suitable for Entry requirements


Candidates who already hold BGAS-CSWIP Painting Operative Grade Candidates must already hold a valid BGAS-CSWIP Painting
5B. This course deals with the supervision of painting application and Operative 5B. The minimum duration for experience in the painting/
leads to BGAS-CSWIP Painting Supervisor Grade 4. coating industry prior to or following success in the qualification
examination is six months.
Course content
Safety factors and efficient practices in the workplace, erection and
dismantling of basic working platforms; preparation of work areas -
site and workshop; preparation of surfaces - hand and mechanical
means; producing surface finishes - brush, roller and airless spray.

BGAS-CSWIP Pipeline Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS12

Duration Additional information


5 days Candidates MUST bring:
„„ 2 passport sized photographs

Suitable for „„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician

Those who wish to move into pipeline inspection and gain the BGAS- showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting
CSWIP Welding Inspection Certificate. reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
Course content test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
Welding processes; pipeline construction; consumables; procedures; uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
welding defects; specifications; mechanical testing of welds; perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
radiographic interpretation; joint preparation; heat affected zones; equivalent.
preheat and postheat; weld repairs; code interpretation, exam practice „„ a completed application form and full examination fee

questions, practical inspection of welds/fit-ups/fittings.


„„ Fee includes the examination fee
Certification/Awarding Body „„ In addition to the general theory, the course covers the
BGAS-CSWIP relevant specifications
„„ Additional BGAS-CSWIP courses are available subject to
Course objectives demand
„„ To understand the principles of pipe welding
„„ To identify materials and consumables Entry requirements
„„ To undertake visual inspections The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following
„„ To interpret requirements of standards success in the qualification examination is one month, showing
„„ To pass the BGAS-CSWIP examination knowledge of welding processes, pipeline construction and welding
defects.

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BGAS-CSWIP
BGAS-CSWIP Protective Painter/Sprayer Operative Level 5B Course Code: ATC86

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


2 days BGAS-CSWIP

Suitable for Entry requirements


Candidates who already hold BGAS/CSWIP Blast Cleaning/ The minimum duration for experience in the painting/coating industry
Preparation Operative Grade 5A. This course deals with the correct prior to or following success in the qualification examination is 1
application of the protective paints and leads to BGAS-CSWIP month.
Painting Operative Grade 5B approval.
Additional information:
Course content „„ 2 passport sized photographs
Adhere to safety rules and regulations, interpretation of protective „„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician
coating specifications, material handling, use of inspection tools, showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting
coating materials-product knowledge, ventilation/protection system reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
requirement, mixing of coating materials, thinning of materials, and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
wet film thickness calculation, application of coatings, operation of test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
spraying equipment, upkeeping of spraying equipment, roller and uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
brush applications, housekeeping. perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
equivalent
„„ a completed application form and full examination fee

BGAS-CSWIP Refresher Training - Practical and/or Theory Course Code: ATC2

Duration Additional information:


1 day The approvals covered by the BGAS-CSWIP scheme are unique
and offer an excellent opportunity to diversify and enhance any
Suitable for employment portfolio.
This course is ideal for current holders of BGAS-CSWIP or BS EN
ISO 9712 NDT approvals, who would like to achieve the BGAS-CSWIP A half-day practical only session is also available - please contact
Senior Pipeline or Senior Welding Inspector grades. Customer Services for more information.

It is also applicable to existing holders seeking to recertify existing UK Customers only


approvals or take a retest in any of the BGAS-CSWIP subjects. Only BGAS-CSWIP approved personnel are allowed to work on
National Grid pipelines
Course content
The training is based on a series of sample questions and appropriate
practical exercises. Please view the BGAS-CSWIP scheme document
for more information on the requirements.

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BGAS-CSWIP

BGAS-CSWIP Site Coatings Inspector Course Code: ATC90

Duration Additional information


5 days Candidates must bring:
„„ 2 passport sized photographs

Suitable for „„ a valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician

Candidates with or without previous experience in site coatings showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting
inspection wishing to attain BGAS-CSWIP approval as a Site Coatings reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type
Inspector. and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard
test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or
Suitable for individuals engaged in the inspection and coating of uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour
new and existing pipelines. This approval is very useful to welding perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or
inspectors as it can extend their working time capability on pipelines equivalent
projects. „„ a completed application form and full examination fee

Course content Note:


Corrosion, specified coating conditions; surface preparation methods Renewal can only be made within three months of the expiry date.
and standards; surface contaminants and tests for detection; coating Any application received after three months of the expiry cannot be
technology; film thickness; coal tar enamels; special situations; hot applied considered and can only be renewed by re-examination.
tapes; cold applied laminate tapes; grease based tapes; self-adhesive
overwrap tapes; polyethylene cladding; fillers, mastics and putties; heat If the applicant is a holder of BGAS-CSWIP Paint Inspector Approval,
shrinkable plastics; powder coatings; urethane MCLs; holiday detection; it should be noted that day 1 of the syllabus will cover items which
concrete coatings; internal coatings; cathodic protection; stages of pipeline the applicant may be already conversant in and therefore attendance
construction; handling, transport and storage; pipeline surveys, health and on these days (although strongly recommended) is entirely at their
safety; coating faults; working practices and quality. discretion. Course duration may then be only 4 days. However, should
the applicant decide against attendance on this day, there will be no
Certification/Awarding Body reduction in course fee.
BGAS-CSWIP
Four-day training course with examinations on day 5, or for
Course objectives less experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the
„„ To understand the principles of pipeline coatings examination the following week.
„„ To understand the importance of surface preparation
„„ To appreciate the difficulties associated with pipeline site Entry requirements
coating The minimum duration for industrial experience prior to or following
„„ To understand the practical methods of testing and inspection success in the qualification examination is one month, showing
„„ To interpret the requirements of standards knowledge of pipeline fabrication techniques, safe working practices,
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements for the BGAS-CSWIP Site and a general understanding of coating application would be
Coatings Inspector examination advantageous.

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Corrosion Detection and Monitoring
Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) Course Code: NDT64

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Course objectives


The Corrosion Awareness - Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection course „„ To gain corrosion specific certification in ultrasonic inspection
is aimed at: using conventional methods
„„ Level 2 Ultrasonic Inspectors, previous knowledge of plant „„ To better understand the principles of corrosion and material
inspection would be an advantage, but not essential degradation
„„ Candidates wishing to have greater understanding of „„ To be able to recognise the need for corrosion investigation
corrosion and its detrimental effect on materials „„ To be able to apply practical methods for testing and
„„ Candidates who interface with the NDT inspectors and wish monitoring of corrosion
to gain a greater understanding of corrosion detection with „„ To appreciate the difficulties associated with corrosion
ultrasonic inspection; its capability and limitations inspection and control
„„ To interpret the requirements of appropriate standards
Course content „„ To pass the CSWIP corrosion awareness examination
Properties of materials; theory of corrosion; types of corrosion;
preventative measures (likely locations, inspection and monitoring Entry requirements
techniques, variables affecting corrosion); corrosion monitoring; Candidates wishing to gain certification must hold ISO 9712 Level 2
structural damage mechanisms; degradation of materials in-service Ultrasonic Testing approval.
conditions; types of failure; basic electrical theory associated
with corrosion; inspection techniques, application of conventional
ultrasonic methods.

Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection (PAUT) Course Code: NDT65

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ To gain corrosion specific certification in ultrasonic inspection
using advanced methods
Suitable for „„ To better understand the principles of corrosion and material
The Corrosion Awareness - Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection course is degradation
aimed at: „„ To be able to recognise the need for corrosion investigation
„„ Level 2 Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspectors, previous „„ To be able to apply practical methods for testing and
knowledge of plant/pipeline/vessel inspection would be an monitoring of corrosion
advantage, but not essential „„ To appreciate the difficulties associated with corrosion
„„ Candidates wishing to have a greater understanding of inspection and control
corrosion and its detrimental effect on materials „„ To interpret the requirements of appropriate standards
„„ Candidates who interface with the NDT inspectors and wish „„ To pass the CSWIP corrosion awareness examination
to gain a greater understanding of corrosion and ultrasonic „„ To gain a Corrosion Monitoring certification in Phased Array
phased array inspection Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)

Course content Entry requirements


Benefits, capabilities and limitations of advanced ultrasonic Candidates wishing to gain certification must hold ISO 9712 Level 2
methods for the detection and monitoring of corrosion/erosion; Phased Array Testing approval.
establishing sensitivity required by code, standard, or client’s custom
requirements, and identification of most appropriate system solution
to meet this; specific practical sessions in setting up 1Axis and 2Axis
scanners for data acquisition, and understand the benefits of each;
analysis of acquired data and sample files to recognise, identify,
quantify and report accurate results.

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CSWIP Cathodic Protection
Level 1 Course Code: ATC37-1

Duration structures, sacrificial anode systems, impressed current systems;


5 days typical designs of CP system, CP materials, potential measurements;
monitoring and maintenance.
Suitable for
Ideal for engineers, technicians, and operators who require knowledge Certification/Awarding Body
of cathodic protection techniques, through to more in-depth CSWIP
technical detail, plus an understanding of likely problem areas and an
appreciation of cathodic protection methodology. Entry requirements
Candidates should have a practical background in electricity,
Course content corrosion technology or engineering with a minimum of one year
Basics of corrosion; terminology, electrode potential, reference cells of relevant experience and must have successfully completed an
polarisation diagrams, electrolytes (soil/water composition), methods approved course of training in cathodic protection at the appropriate
of controlling corrosion, principles of coating of buried and immersed level.

Level 2 Course Code:ATC37-2

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Entry requirements


Ideal for engineers, technicians, and operators who require knowledge Candidates should be qualified to Level 1 and subsequently have
of CP techniques, through to more in-depth technical detail, plus an a minimum of one year of experience in cathodic protection or
understanding of likely problem areas and an appreciation of cathodic have a practical background in electricity, corrosion technology or
protection methodology. engineering with a minimum of two years of experience in cathodic
protection.
Course content
In addition to the knowledge of a Level I Engineer: criteria for CP and Candidates from either route must have successfully completed an
their limitations; Pourbaix diagram interpretation; surface film effects; approved course of training in cathodic protection at the appropriate
polarisation diagrams; CP design considerations for sacrificial anode level.
and impressed current systems; construction materials specification
and quality control; safety considerations, attenuation calculations;
commissioning a CP system; potential measurements.

Level 3 Course Code: ATC37-3

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Entry requirements


Ideal for engineers, technicians, and operators who require knowledge Candidates should be qualified to Level 2 and subsequently have
of CP techniques, through to more in-depth technical detail, plus an a minimum of two years of experience in cathodic protection or
understanding of likely problem areas and an appreciation of cathodic have a practical background in electricity, corrosion technology or
protection methodology. engineering with a minimum of three years of experience in cathodic
protection.
Course content
In addition to the knowledge of a Level II Engineer: problem areas and Candidates from either route must have successfully completed an
trouble shooting of CP systems, investigation of testposts or stations, approved course of training in cathodic protection at the appropriate level.
insulating flanges and monoblocks; cased crossings; low potential
readings; interference effects and mitigation. AC interference, DC A mature candidate route offering exemption from formal training
interference, earthing structures; coatings and CP electro osmosis; is available for Level 2 and Level 3 candidates who are able to
holiday detection. demonstrate at least three and five years respectively of recent
continuous experience in cathodic protection.

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eLearning/Blended learning - A New Way to Study
eLearning Benefits

Saves time and money Track your progress


With eLearning courses there are no travel costs and no The eLearning platform will record all your work, which means you
accommodation costs. There can also be significantly less impact can track your progress as you go. You’ll have an effective way to
on your job with less time spent away from your place of work. monitor your progress and note your achievements, as well as being
This means you won’t lose money from time off, and your employer able to record those areas that need more work.
won’t lose your work hours. Less travel also means it’s a more
environmentally friendly option as well. Blended learning improves knowledge retention
When eLearning is used in conjunction with classroom based study,
Learn when and where you want it can improve knowledge retention as it appeals to a wider range of
eLearning is available 24/7 and lets you study around your current learning styles.
work hours so there is no need for time off. You can study anywhere
you like and be mobile if it suits, as long as you have a device
capable of doing so.

Study at your own pace


You set the pace, spending as much time as you like on the parts
you find challenging and speeding through those that you find easy.
Study in short sessions, or work your way through the whole day.

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eLearning/Blended Learning Products -
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Certification Products
Blended Learning Packages
A combination of eLearning and in-class practical training followed by certification to BS EN ISO 9712

TWI has introduced a new online option around Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) -
the world for students to acquire the essential Welds - Blended Learning Package (NDT44BL)
The eLearning training course is divided in six modules:
knowledge required for certification in Non-
„„ Module 1: Ultrasound
Destructive Testing (NDT). The new courses are „„ Module 2: Phasing

offered as ‘blended learning’, a mix of eLearning „„ Module 3: Steering

and in-class practical training followed by „„ Module 4: Focusing

„„ Module 5: Data Quality


certification exam to BS EN ISO 9712.
„„ Module 6: Review

The packages separate the learning of key concepts from the


In addition to the eLearning element of the phased array training,
learning of a specific instrument, coupled with interactive exercises
students will attend practical classroom training for ten days.
focused on the principles behind set-up, calibration, scanning and
signal interpretation. An intuitive logical training structure, which
Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) - Blended
invariably helps the students understand key concepts, step-by-step.
Learning Package (NDT40BL)
The eLearning training course is divided in four modules:
Each module contains:
„„ Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Ultrasound
„„ Pages explaining the underlying theory
Testing
„„ Videos explaining the theoretical and practical aspects of
„„ Module 2: Principles Underlying ToFD
Ultrasonic Testing
„„ Module 3: Data Analysis
„„ A test section for self-evaluation
„„ Module 4: Review
Silverlight interactive exercises in which the student can build a set-
up, practice calibration and scanning and learn to evaluate real data.
In addition to the eLearning element of the Time of Flight Diffraction
training, students will then attend practical classroom training for
At the end of your online training phase, an online test will enable
five days.
you to decide whether you are ready for the classroom element of
the course, or if you need further time to study.

When you have booked your online training, you will receive an email
notification with your login details. You will then have 60 days from
first login to complete your eLearning course

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Levels 1 and 2 -


Blended Learning Package (NDT4BL)
The Ultrasonic Testing Levels 1 and 2 eLearning training courses are
both divided in four modules:
„„ Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Ultrasound

Testing
„„ Module 2: 0-Degree Ultrasonic Testing
„„ Module 3: Angled Ultrasonic Testing

„„ Module 4: Review

Students attending the UT Level 2 training will go through each topic


in more depth.

In addition to the eLearning element of the ultrasonic testing,


students will then attend practical classroom training for 10 days.

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eLearning/Blended Learning Products - Non-Destructive Testing
(NDT) - Non-certification Products
Pre-course eLearning Packages

This option is only available to students enrolling on full courses Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) - Welds -
with TWI. You can now ensure you are fully prepared using our pre- Pre-course eLearning Package
course eLearning packages. These entirely optional add-ons allow The eLearning part of this training course is divided in six modules:
you to familiarise with all of the key concepts that will be covered in „„ Module 1: Ultrasound
the classroom, giving yourself the best possible chance of learning „„ Module 2: Phasing
everything you need to achieve certification. „„ Module 3: Steering

„„ Module 4: Focusing
The eLearning material is made available 30 days before the course „„ Module 5: Data Quality
start date, giving you plenty of time to build your confidence before „„ Module 6: Review
you enter the classroom.
Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) - Pre-course
Each module contains: eLearning Package
„„ Pages explaining the underlying theory The eLearning part of this training course is divided in four modules:
„„ Videos explaining the theoretical and practical aspects of „„ Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Ultrasound
Ultrasound Testing, Silverlight interactive exercises in which Testing
the student can build a set-up, practice calibration and „„ Module 2: Principles Underlying Time of Flight Diffraction
scanning and learn to evaluate real data „„ Module 3: Data Analysis

„„ Module 4: Review
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Levels 1 and 2 -
Pre-course eLearning Package
The eLearning part of this training course is divided in four modules:
„„ Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Ultrasound

Testing
„„ Module 2: Principles Underlying Time of Flight Diffraction

„„ Module 3: Data Analysis

„„ Module 4: Review

Refresher eLearning Packages

For technicians who are alreadu certified, but would benefit from a Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) - Welds -
reminder of the fundamentals of ultrasonic testing prior to a work Refresher eLearning Package (NDT44R)
project or when preparing to take a recertification exam, we are The Refresher eLearning package is divided in three modules:
introducing a refresher eLearning package. This course is an excellent „„ Module 1: Self-evaluation Test
way to remind yourself of the underlying principles and skills required „„ Module 2: Theory
to conduct this type of inspection. „„ Module 3: Exercises

Refresher courses are available for 14 days consecutive access Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) - Refresher
from the date of activation. During that time they can be completed eLearning Package (NDT40R)
entirely at your own pace, with the option to repeat any sections as The Refresher eLearning package is divided in three modules:
needed. „„ Module 1: Self-evaluation Test

„„ Module 2: Theory
When you have booked your online training, you will receive an email „„ Module 3: Exercises
notification with your login details.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Levels 1 and 2 -


Refresher eLearning Package (NDT4R)
The refresher eLearning Package is divided in three modules:
„„ Module 1: Self-evaluation Test

„„ Module 2: Theory

„„ Module 3: Exercises

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eLearning/Blended Learning Products - Non-Destructive Testing
(NDT) - Non-certification Products
Appreciation eLearning Packages

The Ultrasonic Testing Appreciation eLearning packages bring the Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) – Welds -
student into contact with ultrasonic testing even if the testing Appreciation eLearning Package (NDT44A)
is conducted by someone else. This could be ultrasonic testing The Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) Appreciation eLearning
equipment vendors, auditors or supervisors – anyone who works Package covers both manual and semi-automated PAUT and is
indirectly with ultrasonic testing. divided in five modules:
„„ Module 1: Basic Ultrasonic Testing Principles
This eLearning package gives you 14 days’ access to the eLearning „„ Module 2: Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Principles
materials. The training is delivered step-by-step, one section at „„ Module 3: Beam Steering
a time, but free of any time pressure to complete the individual „„ Module 4: Beam Focusing
modules. „„ Module 5: Optimizing Data Quality

Students completing the full package will be awarded a Certificate of Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) - Appreciation
Satisfactory Completion. eLearning Package (NDT40A)
The Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) eLearning Package is divided in
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Levels 1 and 2 - three modules:
Appreciation eLearning Package (NDT4A) „„ Module 1: Basic Ultrasonic Testing Principles
The Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Appreciation eLearning Package divided in „„ Module 2: Principles Underlying Time of Flight Diffraction
three modules: (ToFD)
„„ Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Ultrasound „„ Module 3: Data Analysis
Testing
„„ Module 2: 0-Degree Ultrasonic Testing
„„ Module 3: Angled Ultrasonic Testing

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eLearning/Blended Learning Products – Welding Inspection
Pre-course eLearning - CSWIP Welding Inspection - Theory

This online pre-course learning will provide candidates with a CSWIP Welding Inspection Theory Pre-course
thorough eLearning experience and an essential foundation of eLearning (WIS5 PLUS)
knowledge before attending the full, classroom based CSWIP Welding The package consists of eleven modules:
Inspection courses. It will also allow candidates to identify areas of „„ Duties of a Welding Inspector
weakness or uncertainty that can be discussed with the lecturer „„ Codes and Standards
during the full course delivery. „„ Welding Terminology and Definitions

„„ Welding Defects
The pre-courses are also very effective as supplementary learning „„ Welding Symbols
resources and visual revision tools to support the learning materials „„ Electricity in Welding
and course content from their full, classroom based CSWIP Welding „„ Introduction to Destructive Testing
Inspection/CSWIP Senior Welding Inspection courses. These packages „„ Non-Destructive Testing
provide comprehensive blended learning experiences that lend „„ Weldability of Steels
themselves to all types of learning preferences. „„ Heat Treatment

„„ Welding Equations
With the eLearning platform, you can track your progress and invest
more time in the areas you need to. You can also speed through CSWIP Senior Welding Inspection Theory
those areas where you have greater knowledge and more confidence. Pre-course eLearning (WIS10 PLUS)
Assessments at the end of modules are designed to test your The package consists of twelve modules:
knowledge. But if you fail these, don’t worry - when you relaunch the „„ Introduction to Metallurgy
module, you can begin a ‘new attempt’ and try the assessment again. „„ Duties of a Senior Welding Inspector
The same applies to stand-alone assessment modules. „„ Weldability of Steels

„„ Non-Destructive Testing
A course will be marked as ‘Complete’ once all of its modules have „„ Destructive Testing
been passed. Even if you have completed a course, you can still go „„ Welding Processes
back to revise a particular topic again, as long as you do so within „„ Residual Stress and Distortion
the 60-day timeframe. You can also make a note of any topics you „„ Welding Symbols
found difficult, and make a note to ask your tutor when you attend „„ Welding Inspection Assessment
your full, classroom-based course. „„ NDT Reports

„„ Fracture Assessment
This eLearning CSWIP Welding Inspection Theory Pre-course Package „„ Welding Procedures
includes online training plus a CSWIP Welding Inspection course and
examination package – these must to be booked together and cannot
be sold separately. Examinations must be attended in person at the
specified venue.

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eLearning/Blended Learning Products – Welding Inspection
Refresher eLearning - CSWIP Welding Inspection - Theory

This eLearning CSWIP 3.1 - Welding Inspection Theory Refresher CSWIP Welding Inspection Theory Refresher
eLearning package includes online training plus the examination cost eLearning Package (WIS2 T1)
– these must to be booked together and cannot be sold separately. The package consists of nine modules:
Examinations must be attended in person at the specified venue. „„ Welding Defects

„„ Duties of a Welding Inspector


With the eLearning platform, you can track your progress and invest „„ Weldability of Steels
more time in the areas you need to. You can also speed through „„ Non-Destructive Testing
those areas where you have greater knowledge and more confidence. „„ Destructive Testing
Assessments at the end of modules are designed to test your „„ Welding Processes
knowledge. But if you fail these, don’t worry - when you relaunch the „„ Residual Stress and Distortion
module, you can begin a ‘new attempt’ and try the assessment again. „„ Welding Symbols
The same applies to stand-alone assessment modules. „„ Welding Inspection Assessment

A course will be marked as ‘Complete’ once all of its modules have CSWIP Senior Welding Inspection Theory
been passed. Even if you have completed a course, you can still go Refresher eLearning Package (WIS2 T2)
back to revise a particular topic again, as long as you do so within This eLearning package consists of eleven modules:
the 60-day timeframe. You can also make a note of any topics you „„ Welding Defects
found difficult, and make a note to ask your tutor when you attend „„ Duties of a Welding Inspector before Signing-off a Product
your full, classroom-based course. „„ Weldability of Steels and Joining Dissimillar
„„ Non-Destructive Testing
„„ Destructive Testing/Quantitative and Qualitative
„„ Welding Processes and Consumables
„„ Residual Stress and Distortion/PWHT
„„ Welding Symbols on Engineering Drawings
„„ Welding Inspection Assessment
„„ NDT Reports
„„ Fracture Assessment

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EWF/IIW Diploma
Essential Technical Knowledge for Welding Coordination

There is a high demand for people with specific technical knowledge „„ Increases your knowledge of welding production, including
of welding to undertake the tasks of welding coordination. As a design and advanced welding processes
special process, the control of welding quality depends on the „„ Increases your employability and value to the industry
knowledge of welding coordinators. „„ Provides verification of your welding skills when tendering
for jobs
To comply with the requirements of ISO 3834, it is necessary for „„ Progresses your career, building your knowledge as you
an employer to show that responsible welding coordinators have work through the modules towards achieving your Welding
the specific technical knowledge necessary to perform the essential Engineer qualification
welding-related tasks given in EN ISO 147431. The European/ „„ Learn from internationally renowned TWI experts
International Specialist, Technologist and Engineer Diploma
provide demonstrable evidence of the basic technical knowledge Planning your training
requirements. The Diploma is available at three levels. You may not need to
progress beyond the Specialist level, or you may wish to work
The EWF/IIW Diploma delivered by TWI is a modular programme, your way all the way up to the Engineer level – it depends on the
enabling progression in stages through three levels of qualification. complexity of the welding tasks you and your company are involved
with.
Specialist (IWS)
Personnel with some technical knowledge where the level of There are six modules in the Specialist level, another four modules in
knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, the Technologist level and a final 4 in the Engineer level.
supervising and testing of tasks and responsibilities, within a limited
technical field and involving simple welded constructions. Entry requirements - don’t worry if you don’t meet the entry
requirements for the higher levels when you begin your training – you
Technologist (IWT) can gain them as you progress through the Diploma. More information
Personnel with specific technical knowledge, where the level of on how you can do this is available at www.twitraining.com.
knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing,
supervising and testing of tasks and responsibilities in welding Once you begin studying towards the EWF/IIW Diploma, you must
fabrication, within a selective or limited technical field. complete your chosen level within three years. Depending on your
availability and the course schedule, you may be able to complete
Engineer (IWE) your level in a much shorter time.
Personnel with comprehensive technical knowledge, where full
knowledge is required for the planning, executing and supervising of Each module lasts five days, from Monday to Friday inclusive, and
all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication. ends with an exam on the final day. The only exception to this
is at Specialist level: the modules ‘Advanced Welding Processes
Is this course suitable for me? and Equipment’ (AWP) and ‘Welding Processes and Equipment
This course will be of great interest to engineers, technologists, (Foundation)’ (WPE1) is taken over two weeks with a single exam at
welding co-ordinators and managers in the following fields - process the end of the second week. We recommend you take these modules
plants, structural steelwork, bridges, pressure vessels, pipework together if you can.
and pipelines, storage tanks, offshore structures, general heavy
equipment, ship building and ship repairs, automotive, construction, You can choose the order in which you take the modules making up
rail, aerospace, power generator equipment, material testing or any your level, except for the ‘Fabrication and Application’ module, which
industry where welding is the major joining method. must be taken last in each level.

If you have some technical knowledge with at least two years’ If you have limited practical welding experience, we recommend you
experience in welding-related tasks and are seeking to progress your take the ‘Practical Welding Technology’ (PWT) module before taking
career in welding engineering, the EWF/IIW diploma is for you. the two Welding Processes modules (AWP and WPE1).

How would attaining the EWF/IIW Diploma benefit The vast majority of candidates who wish to take the Engineer level
me? start with the six Specialist modules and build on their knowledge
„„ Internationally-recognised qualification with the four technologist modules and final four engineer modules.
„„ Evidence of knowledge and understanding of the essential However, if you possess relevant academic qualifications and can
welding-related tasks described in IS0 14731 prove that you have sufficient relevant welding experience in a
„„ A qualification that may enable you to take up the role of working environment, you may be granted exemption from some
responsible welding coordinator as defined in ISO 3834 modules.
„„ A qualification that supports your professional status; the
EWF/IWS diploma satisfies the knowledge requirements for
Engineering Technician registration with The Welding Institute

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EWF/IIW Diploma
Essential Technical Knowledge for Welding Coordination

For exemption from the practical module candidates would need to Pre-course work
have certificates across a variety of welding processes from City & For each module we recommend that you spend as much time
Guilds or ECITB or other welding certification bodies. studying outside of the classroom as you do in the classroom. We
strongly advise you to read the course notes we provide before
If you meet the entry requirements for more than one level then you
beginning your module. We also provide five technical text books to
also have the option of taking the modules together (eg. MAB1 one
support your understanding of the topics covered.
week, MAB2 the next and MAB3 the week after) which suits some
of our candidates who need to complete the training within a short Homework
space of time. This also means the details are fresh in your mind as You will be expected to complete a minimum of two hours’ homework
your move onto the more advanced material. each evening during the course. This will consist of exercises and
revision of the topics covered that day.
When you have been approved to take the Specialist level, you
can start your Specialist and Technologist modules together while Feedback
working towards achieving your TWI Diploma in Welding Technology We have a very good success rate but if you are unsuccessful, we
or meeting the additional entry requirements for your EWF/IIW offer free feedback on your failed exam paper and two days free
Technologist Certificate providing these are achieved within the 3 refresher training.
year time limit allowed.

If you are considering applying for IEng status to enable you to meet
the entry requirements, please contact theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk
to discuss how you can achieve this as soon as possible.

Career progression: can I progress to the Engineer modules if I don’t have a degree?
Do you have an HND, HNC or equivalent qualification
Incorporated Engineer Status (IEng) or a Level 4 National
Vocational Qualification in an engineering subject?

NO YES
Complete the Technologist modules and receive a TWI Complete the Technologist modules and receive an
Diploma in Welding Technology. You can now choose one EWF/IIW Technologist Diploma
of the following options

Talk to your chosen college about Take the Engineer modules NO Do you have experience in welding
using CATS credits from your TWI and receive the TWI Diploma in engineering
Diploma in Welding Technology Engineering
towards an HNC, HND or
Foundation Degree.
YES

Apply for Incorporated Engineer status by


e-mailing your CV to:

Do you have experience in welding YES theweldinginstitute@twi.co.uk


You will need to complete a project and
engineering?
attend an interview. The process may
take up to 18 months, but you can start
taking the Engineering modules and,
NO providing you have your IEng before you
take your FAA3 examination, you will
receive an EWF/IIW Engineer Diploma

Add to your HND or Foundation


degree to achieve a bachelor’s
degree Take the Engineer modules and receive the
EWF/IIW Engineer Diploma

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EWF/IIW Diploma
Essential Technical Knowledge for Welding Coordination

Course content „„ Cracking phenomena in welded joints


„„ Introduction to corrosion
Practical welding „„ High-alloy creep-resistant and heat resistant steels
„„ MIG/MAG - The effects of different shielding gases and using „„ Cast irons and steels
different modes of metal transfer „„ Non-ferrous metals and alloys
„„ MMA - The use of basic, rutile and cellulosic electrodes and
the effects of polarity on welding Fabrication and application
„„ TIG - The effects of gas purging and the use of pulse welding „„ Introduction to quality assurance in welded fabrication
current „„ Quality control during manufacture
„„ Gas Welding - Different flame types. the effect of nozzle sizes „„ Residual stresses and distortion
„„ Safety and equipment „„ Plant facilities, welding jigs and fixtures
„„ Testing of welding joints „„ Health and safety
„„ Measurement, control and recording in welding
Welding processes and equipment „„ Non-destructive testing
„„ General introduction to welding technology „„ Economics
„„ Oxy-gas welding and related processes „„ Repair welding
„„ Electrotechnics - a review „„ Fitness-for-purpose
„„ The arc „„ Case studies
„„ Power sources for arc welding „„ Welding qualifications and procedures
„„ Introduction to gas shielded arc welding
„„ TIG welding How to apply
„„ MIG/MAG and flux cored arc welding „„ Request an application form by e-mailing trainexam@
„„ MMA welding twitraining.com
„„ Submerged-arc welding „„ Return the completed form to the same the address, including
„„ Resistance welding a CV detailing your experience and copies of any certificates
„„ Other welding processes (laser, electron beam, plasma) showing you meet the entry requirements
„„ Cutting and other edge preparation processes „„ It should take around three weeks for the assessor to
„„ Joining processes for plastics process your form and review your details – you will receive
„„ Joining processes for ceramics and composites an e-mail confirmation when this process is complete
„„ Consumables „„ You can now book your training either by completing
the application form provided or booking online at:
Design and construction www.twitraining.com
„„ Basic theory of structural systems
„„ Fundamentals of the strength of materials Funding
„„ Welded joint design TWI is a learning provider approached by the Skills Funding Agency.
„„ Basics of weld design If you are funding your course yourself, you may wish to consider a
„„ Behaviour of welded structures under different types of Professional and Career Development Loan. For detailed information
loading visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans
„„ Design of welded structures with predominantly static loading
„„ Behaviour of welded structures under dynamic loading
„„ Design of dynamically loaded welded structures
„„ Design of welded pressure equipment
„„ Design of aluminium alloys structures
„„ Reinforcing-steel welded joints

Materials and their behaviour during welding


„„ Manufacture and designation of steels
„„ Testing materials
„„ Structure and properties of pure metals
„„ Alloys and phase diagrams
„„ Heat treatment
„„ Structure of the welded joint
„„ Steels: plain carbon, carbon-manganese, fine-grained, low-
alloy, high-alloy etc.

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Fitness-for-Service Assessment
Fitness-for-Service (FFS) Assessment, Course Code: ATC116
based on API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 2007l

Duration general metal loss; localised metal loss; pitting; laminations; weld
4 days misalignment and shell distortion; crack-like flaws; creep; fire damage;
hydrogen blisters; hydrogen damage associated with HIC and SOHIC;
Suitable for dents and gouges; remaining life assessment and life extension
The course is aimed at plant engineers, Non-destructive Testing examples; repair and remediation options; status of API 579 and
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors future developments; interaction with other assessment procedures
responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, (e.g. FITNET, BS 7910, R5 and R6) and related API documents (API
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks. 510, API 570 and API Std 653)

This course covers Level 1 (for plant inspectors) and Level 2 (for Course objectives
engineers FFS assessments), in accordance with the 2007 edition of At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
API 579/ASME FFS. „„ Confidently apply the latest FFS technologies for making

repair, replace, re-rate and re-design decisions


It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the „„ Understand the information requirements for performing FFS

design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process equipment assessments for brittle fracture, general metal loss, localised
and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most common pressure metal loss, pitting, laminations, weld misalignment and shell
equipment design codes/standards (ASME, BSI,API, NACE, etc) distortion, crack-like flaws, creep; fire damage; hydrogen
blisters; hydrogen damage associated with HIC/SOHIC; dents
Course content and gouges
This course has been developed, based around the new API/ASME „„ Use FFS on process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage
combined standard (API 579 Third Edition) which has been expanded tanks
to address material damage mechanisms other than just those
commonly found in refining industry equipment. The course fee does not include a copy of the associated American
Petroleum Institute document. A comprehensive set of course notes
Introduction to FFS; material properties and the API 579 Annexes; will be provided to the attendees.
stress analysis for FFS; Non-Destructive Testing and flaw sizing for
FFS; identification of damage mechanisms for FFS; brittle fracture;

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Fitness-for-Service Assessment
Structural Integrity Assessment and Practical Application of Course Code: ATC65
BS 7910 Procedures for the Assessment of Flaws in Metallic Structures

Duration Materials issues:


4 days „„ Awareness of flaw types including fabrication and service
flaws
Suitable for „„ Materials/service issues and their effects on fracture
Structural, civil, maintenance, pipeline, materials, welding, inspection toughness
and plant engineers including those responsible for maintaining
welded equipment and structures, managing the integrity of ageing Introduction to BS 7910:
structures and optimizing asset performance. „„ Background and definitions relating the day’s sessions

on input data to the terminology (flaw types and stress


Key features of the course categorisation)
„„ Introduces the concepts of fitness-for-purpose and
engineering critical assessment (ECA), using a mixture of Day 2
lectures, informal discussion, quizzes, videos and software Fracture mechanics testing:
exercises to reinforce learning „„ Testing (especially welds) including preparation and post-test

„„ Focuses on the practical applications of fracture mechanics analysis


and covers brittle and ductile fracture, plastic collapse,
fatigue crack growth and stress corrosion cracking Fracture assessment using the Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD)
„„ Highlights fracture and fatigue procedures in BS 7910, with approach:
an emphasis on how they are applied to welded structures „„ Definition, main parameters, primary and secondary stresses,

„„ Discusses the assessment of circumferential flaws in pipeline local and global collapse
girth welds „„ Main features and input data to FAD assessments

„„ Covers a range of relevant subjects related to BS 7910, e.g.


failure case studies, Non-Destructive Testing (inspection), Software workshop:
materials properties, fracture toughness testing „„ Fracture assessment to BS 7910

„„ Provides practical training in fracture and fatigue „„ Using CrackWISE for fracture assessment and critical

assessments using CrackWISE software parameter cases


„„ Provides engineers with a firm foundation in the application „„ Fracture quiz

of BS 7910 to the assessment of flaws using fitness-for-


purpose methods Fatigue of welded structures:
„„ Fatigue design of welded joints

Course content „„ Factors which affect the fatigue of welds

Day 1 Day 3
Failure case studies: Comparison of fracture assessment Options (1-3):
„„ Examples of engineering failures „„ Material-specific FADs

„„ Contributing factors and lessons learnt, especially with „„ Fracture toughness R-curves

respect to welded structures


Fatigue assessment procedures in BS 7910:
Fitness-for-purpose methods „„ Fracture mechanics based calculations of fatigue crack

„„ Concept of fitness-for-purpose methods and engineering growth


critical assessment (ECA) „„ Fatigue quiz

„„ Key factors affecting structural integrity

Software workshop:
Fracture mechanics theory: „„ Using CrackWISE for fatigue assessment

„„ Main principles of fracture (for driving force and fracture „„ Charpy/fracture toughness toolkit

toughness): K, CTOD, J
„„ Linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (LEFM Annexes of BS 7910 Part 1:
and EPFM) „„ BS 7910 annexes - content and use

„„ Recent developments in BS 7910

Non-Destructive testing (inspection):


„„ Role of NDT in ECA Other assessment procedures:
„„ Capabilities of major NDT methods „„ Links to other flaw assessment procedures (including FITNET

and API 579-1/ASME FFS-1)

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Fitness-for-Service Assessment
Structural Integrity Assessment and Practical Application of Course Code: ATC65
BS 7910 Procedures for the Assessment of Flaws in Metallic Structures

Day 4 Additional information


Annexes of BS 7910 Part 2: All venues:
„„ BS 7910 annexes - content and use „„ This course is given by specialists highly experienced in the

„„ Recent developments in BS 7910 development of BS 7910 and in the practical application of


fitness-for-purpose methods to a wide range of applications
Software workshop: including pressure vessels, pipelines, offshore structures,
„„ CrackWISE using R-curves and stress-strain curve data vehicles, bridges and buildings
„„ Sensitivity assessments „„ Training time is typically from 0900-1630, including coffee/

tea and lunch breaks, with an earlier finish (approx. 1500) on


Fracture assessment of circumferential girth weld flaws: the final day
„„ Guidance in BS 7910 „„ Participants receive a full set of course notes and a

„„ Example of installation and operation cases Certificate of Attendance


„„ Temporary CrackWISE licenses are provided to participants

Final examples and wrap-up session. to allow them to install and use the software immediately
before, during and after the training course; participants are
therefore requested to bring laptop computers to the course,
with the software installed

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Health, Safety and Environment
Basic Medic First Aid Course Code: HMF1

Duration Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and


1 day other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Suitable for Course objectives


Participants who want a basic understanding of emergency care and This extremely flexible program will help employers meet OSHA
to learn basic first aid skills. and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training
employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.
Course content
MEDIC First Aid® BasicPlus is a combined adult CPR, AED, and first Additional information
aid training program designed specifically for the occupational first This course is one-day training. Students are evaluated through
aid provider. This extremely flexible program will help employers Instructor observation of the reasonable performance of skills.
meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for Performance and written evaluations are available.
training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies
at work. Successful Certification Card will be awarded to successful delegate
with an internationally recognized certificate period up to 2 years.
The program is based upon the 2010 International Consensus on
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular

DROPS Awareness and Prevention Course Code: DIS47

Duration Additional information


1 day Satisfactory completion of the written and practical assessment
elements is a prerequisite for successful award of certification.
Course content
The purpose of this training is to raise awareness of potential Entry requirements
dropped objects, to explore methods for the control and prevention None required
of dropped objects, to recognize your personal responsibilities for the
prevention of dropped objects.

This affiliated course is delivered in conjunction with TWI SEA at its


state-of-the-art facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Course objectives
Theory
„„ To understand and define what is a potential dropped object
„„ To know how to identify a potential dropped object and the
common causes
„„ To review methods for the control and prevention of potential
dropped objects
„„ To clearly understand roles and responsibilities in respect of
potential dropped objects
„„ To consider options for maintaining awareness and
continuous improvement in the fight against dropped objects

Practical
„„ Identification of equipment using samples
„„ The correct fitting of equipment
„„ Identification of potential dropped objects using samples

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Health, Safety and Environment
IEMA Approved Associate Certificate Course Code: HEE1
in Environmental Management

Duration „„ To be able to collect, analyse and report on environmental


5 days information and data
„„ To be able to apply environmental and management tools
Suitable for „„ To be able to analyse problems and opportunities to deliver
The Associate Certificate is designed to raise the professional sustainable solutions
competence of environmental practitioners by developing and „„ To be able to develop and implement programmes to deliver
assessing their knowledge, understanding and application of environmental performance improvement
environmental management and assessment. „„ To be able to communicate effectively with internal and
external stakeholders
Course content „„ To be able to influence behaviour and implement change to
Main natural cycles, ecological systems, environmental sustainability; improve sustainability
principles of environmental policy, policy instruments and
environmental policies; types of law, environmental legislation, Additional information
penalties and environmental regulators; collection, analysis and The assessment is a 2.5 hour written examination (either paper-
reporting on environmental information and data; environmental based or online). Successful completion of the certificate results in
management and assessment tools; analysis of problems and the award of IEMA Associate Membership, which is the essential
opportunities to deliver sustainable solutions; development and professional qualification for working in an environmental role.
implementation of programmes for environmental performance
improvement; environmental communications; how to influence Entry requirements
behaviour and implement change to improve sustainability. There are no formal Entry requirements for the Associate Entry
Examination but candidates should have a level of literacy and
Course objectives numeracy adequate to cope with the examination.
„„ To understand environmental and sustainability principles
„„ To understand environmental policy issues
„„ To understand key environmental legislation and compliance
measures
„„ To understand environmental management and sustainable
development in a business context

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Health, Safety and Environment
IOSH Managing Safely Course Code: HIM1

Duration „„ Measuring performance


4 days „„ Protecting our environment

Suitable for Course objectives


Supervisors, managers and team leaders in any sector and any This course will give delegates the knowledge and tools to tackle
organisation who are required to effectively and efficiently be the health and safety issues they are responsible for. Importantly, it
responsible for safety management of risks and resources. brings home just why health and safety is such an essential part of
their job.
Course content
IOSH Managing Safely course is designed to provide participants Additional information
with a broad overview on health, safety and environmental topics. On The course duration is four days which includes a written multi-
completion of this course, participants will gain sufficient knowledge choice examination on the last day of the training and a project
and skills to deal with health and safety issues. based written assignment two weeks from the date of the written
exam.
The course covers 8 modules:
„„ Introducing managing safely Successful candidates will be awarded an IOSH certificate in
„„ Assessing risks Managing Safely.
„„ Controlling risks
„„ Understanding your responsibilities Entry requirements
„„ Identifying hazards There are no Entry requirements for this course.
„„ Investigating accidents and incidents

IOSH Working Safely Course Code: HIW1

Duration Course objectives


1 day It focuses on why health and safety is important, and how individuals
can make a real difference to the wellbeing of themselves and others
Suitable for through changing their behaviour.
Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing a
grounding in the essentials of health and safety. Everyone at work Additional information
should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ - and The course is one-day training inclusive of written and practical
this course offers exactly that. assessments. Should the delegates be successful with the
assessments, they will be awarded an IOSH Working Safely
Course content certificate.
This course is designed to raise awareness of the importance of
health and safety in the workplace. It provides individuals with an Entry requirements
understanding of their duties, and to carry out work activities without There are no Entry requirements for this course.
risk to themselves or others.

The training includes 5 modules: Introducing working safely; Defining


hazard and risk; Identifying common hazards; improving safety
performance; protecting our environment.

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Health, Safety and Environment
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HMF2
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Duration using instructional pages; showing program video segments; referring


3 days to student guide pages; performing real-time demonstrations;
facilitating a small group practice; observing reasonable performance;
Suitable for accommodating slow learners or difficult students; facilitating talk-
This course aims at providing participants knowledge and skills through scenarios; facilitating performance evaluation.
necessary to effectively facilitate Medic First Aid International
Training courses. Course objectives
This course will help new First Aid instructors in training employees
The MEDIC First Aid G2010 Instructor Trainer Guide provides the how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.
outline of the training process for new MEDIC First Aid Instructors.
Entry requirements
Course content Participants must have attended a Basic Medic First Aid Course
MEDIC First Aid Training Philosophies; medical source authorities;
MEDIC First Aid’s integrated learning model; adult learning principles;
MEDIC First Aid training programs; role of the instructor; MEDIC
First Aid training materials; introduction to the instructor guide;

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Health, Safety and Environment
NEBOSH International General Certificate Course Code: HND1
in Occupational Health and Safety

Suitable for Course objectives


Managers, supervisors, worker representatives and others who On completion of this course, candidates should be able to
require a knowledge and understanding of health and safety demonstrate understanding and implement good health and safety
principles and practices. The Certificate provides a sound basis for management across all areas of their operation. Ensuring that
evaluating risks and hazards in any country, in any business. The candidates have a sound understanding of the principles of managing
NEBOSH International General Certificate is also suitable for those risk is a key building block of an effective safety culture.
embarking on a career in health and safety, providing a valuable
foundation for further professional study. Additional information

Course content This course is delivered by the following Accredited Centres:


NEBOSH International General Certificate is a globally recognized „„ TWI Turkey (Accredited Centre 903)

health and safety qualification which is intended for companies or „„ TWI Middle East (Accredited Centre 645)

individuals working to international standards with regards to health, „„ TWI South East Asia (Accredited Centre 836)

safety and environment as this course focuses on the International


Labor Standards (ILO) codes of practice. Upon successful completion of the certificate, delegates can apply
for a membership with Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
The syllabus is divided into 3 units: (IOSH) and/or International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
„„ Unit IGC1:Management of International Health and Safety (IIRSM) as its qualification meets the academic requirements
„„ Unit GC2:Control of International Workplace Risks for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate
„„ Unit GC3:International Health and Safety Practical membership (AIIRSM) of the IIRSM.
Application
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, though a
standard of English required by students must be such that they can
both understand and express the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH International Technical Certificate Course Code: HNTG1


in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

Suitable for Additional information


Managers, supervisors, safety representatives and newly appointed This course is delivered by the following Accredited Centre:
Health, Safety and Environment Advisors who require specialist skills „„ TWI Middle East (Accredited Centre 645)

and knowledge to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities and


who are involved in the Oil and Gas industry. Candidates are assessed by two-hour written examination.

Course content Entry requirements


The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification,
Operational Safety consists of single unit (Unit IOG1): Management however, the achievement of the NEBOSH International General
of International Oil and Gas Operational Safety. It covers health, Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the International
safety and environmental management in context, hydrocarbon Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Safety course is highly
process safety, fire protection and emergency response, logistics and recommended.
transport operations.
This qualification is designed as a specialist sector-specific
Course Objective supplement to the NEBOSH International General Certificate in
To provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge and skills to Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) rather than to replace the
manage oil and gas operational risks effectively both onshore and knowledge and understanding of general health and safety gained as
offshore. part of the IGC.

The standard of English required by candidates studying must be


such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts
contained in the syllabus.

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Health, Safety and Environment

NEBOSH International Technical Certificate
Course Code: HNTC
in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

Suitable for Candidates are assessed by two-hour written examination.


Managers, supervisors, safety representatives and newly appointed
HSE advisors who require specialist skills and knowledge to fulfil Entry requirements
their health and safety responsibilities and who are involved in the There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification,
Oil and Gas industry. however, the achievement of the NEBOSH International General
Certificate or direct equivalent prior to undertaking the International
Course content Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Safety course is highly
The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas recommended.
Operational Safety consists of single unit (Unit IOG1): Management
of International Oil and Gas Operational Safety. It covers health, This qualification is designed as a specialist sector-specific
safety and environmental management in context, hydrocarbon supplement to the NEBOSH International General Certificate in
process safety, fire protection and emergency response, logistics and Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) rather than to replace the
transport operations. knowledge and understanding of general health and safety gained as
part of the IGC.
Course objectives
To provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge and skills to The standard of English required by candidates studying must be
manage oil and gas operational risks effectively both onshore and such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts
offshore. contained in the syllabus.

Additional information
This course is delivered by the following Accredited Centre:
„„ TWI Middle East (Accredited Centre 645)

Working at Height – Basic Course Code: DIS48

Duration „„ How to place a casualty on the stretcher (slide method)


2 days „„ How to position and fasten stretcher straps and buckles
„„ Horizontal lift and decent methods
Suitable for „„ Other accessories, removable webbing handles
Falling from heights continued to be the biggest killer in workplaces „„ Backpack and towing harness
and 90% of such accidents can be prevented. Throughout the years, „„ Rolling up the stretcher
many died or suffered serious injury as a result of falling from height „„ Optional quick connect and quick release buckle kit
at workplaces. All industries are exposed to the risks presented by „„ Practical use of pre-rigged pulley system with stretcher
falling hazard although the level of incidence varies considerably. „„ Practical use of tripod with stretcher

Course content This affiliated course is delivered in conjunction with TWI SEA at its
state-of-the-art facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Day 1:
„„ What is working at height?
„„ Legislation
Course objectives
„„ An outlook of the legislation relating to work at heights and a
„„ Work at heights regulations
guide to the options on how to comply
„„ Height and Safety at Work Act (UK)
„„ The details behind the equipment standards to ensure usage
„„ Workplace Safety and Health Act (Singapore)
within the intended purpose
„„ Steps towards risk assessment
„„ Methods to be adopted for rescue operations with specialized
„„ Managing the falling hazard
equipment such as SKED Stretcher
„„ Methods involved in working at height
„„ The course focuses on a high degree of practical training
„„ Selection of equipment and inspection
„„ Basic rescue system (lowering of casualty)
„„ Practical session
Additional information
Satisfactory completion of the written and practical assessment
elements is a pre-requisite for successful award of certification.
Day 2:
„„ Introduction to SKED stretcher
„„ Methods for handling stretcher (unrolling and lay flat)
Entry requirements
None required
„„ How to place a casualty on the stretcher (log roll method)

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Materials Joining
Adhesive Bonding Technical Workshop (Theory) Course Code: ATC104T

Duration Course objectives


3 days „„ Provision of a learning platform, to acquire fundamental and
applied knowledge of adhesive technology
Suitable for „„ Opportunity to use dissimilar material combinations for
Scientists, engineers, designers and manufacturing personnel innovative manufacturing
presently using or planning to use adhesives. These focussed „„ Establishing applied expertise grounded in theory
workshops will help the user understand the underlying science „„ Providing credentials of competence for attendees
and technology within the broad field of adhesives and provide „„ Understanding the importance of adhesive selection and joint
an opportunity to exploit the benefits of this versatile technology. design for long term service performance
Newcomers to the field will gain a sound knowledge of the area and „„ Providing the opportunity to discuss specific applications or
practical hands-on experience. ahesion problems with TWI experts

Course content Additional information


Polymers, adhesives and adhesions (I, II), surface treatment (general This modular course is based on the Adhesive Bonder syllabus
and specific), design and fabrication, quality control, testing developed through the European Welding Federation - theory and
(destructive and NDT), dispensing, joint assembly, adhesive curing, practical training can be carried out together or separately depending
durability, health and safety, adhesive applications. on the attendees. All the workshops will finish with an end of course
assessment.

All candidates will receive a TWI Certificate of Attendance.

Adhesive Bonding Technical Workshop (Practical) Course Code: ATC104P

Duration „„ Establishing applied expertise grounded in theory


3 days „„ Providing credentials of competence for attendees
„„ Understanding the importance of adhesive selection and joint
Suitable for design for long term service performance
Scientists, engineers, designers and manufacturing personnel „„ Providing the opportunity to discuss specific applications or
presently using or planning to use adhesives. These focussed ahesion problems with TWI experts
workshops will help the user understand the underlying science
and technology within the broad field of adhesives and provide Additional information
an opportunity to exploit the benefits of this versatile technology. This modular course is based on the Adhesive Bonder syllabus
Newcomers to the field will gain a sound knowledge of the area and developed through the European Welding Federation - theory and
practical hands-on experience. practical training can be carried out together or separately depending
on the attendees. All the workshops will finish with an end of course
Course content assessment.
Polymers, adhesives and adhesions (I,II), surface treatment (general
and specific), design and fabrication, quality control, testing All candidates will receive a TWI Certificate of Attendance.
(destructive and NDT), dispensing, joint assembly, adhesive curing,
durability, health and safety, adhesive applications.

Course objectives
„„ Provision of a learning platform, to acquire fundamental and
applied knowledge of adhesive technology
„„ Opportunity to use dissimilar material combinations for
innovative manufacturing

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Materials Joining
Adhesive Bonding Technical Workshop Course Code: ATC104
(Combined Theory and Practical)

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ Provision of a learning platform, to acquire fundamental and
applied knowledge of adhesive technology
Suitable for „„ Opportunity to use dissimilar material combinations for
Scientists, engineers, designers and manufacturing personnel innovative manufacturing
presently using or planning to use adhesives. These focussed „„ Establishing applied expertise grounded in theory
workshops will help the user understand the underlying science „„ Providing credentials of competence for attendees
and technology within the broad field of adhesives and provide „„ Understanding the importance of adhesive selection and joint
an opportunity to exploit the benefits of this versatile technology. design for long term service performance
Newcomers to the field will gain a sound knowledge of the area and „„ Providing the opportunity to discuss specific applications or
practical hands-on experience. ahesion problems with TWI experts

Course content Additional information


Polymers, adhesives and adhesions (I, II), surface treatment (general This modular course is based on the Adhesive Bonder syllabus
and specific), design and fabrication, quality control, testing developed through the European Welding Federation - theory and
(destructive and NDT), dispensing, joint assembly, adhesive curing, practical training can be carried out together or separately depending
durability, health and safety, adhesive applications. on the attendees’ All the workshops will finish with an end of course
assessment.

All candidates will receive a TWI Certificate of Attendance.

Resistance Welding Course Code: WTC22

Duration Special courses


2 days Special Courses can be organised for:
„„ the approval testing of resistance weld setters to BS EN 1418

Suitable for „„ flash welding or high frequency tube welding

Welding engineers, production engineers, QC personnel, setters,


operators and maintenance staff.

Course content
Principles of the resistance welding process and equipment; outline
of the electrical controls; guidance on the setting-up and control
of weld quality; demonstration of the effect of welding parameters,
machine characteristics and material on spot welds in steel sheet;
consideration of electrode requirements; welding of high strength
and coated steels, aluminium etc; testing, monitoring and NDT;
maintenance and safety.

Course objectives
„„ To understand the principles of resistance welding
„„ To appreciate how process parameters and other factors
influence quality of resistance welds
„„ To carry out setting up and troubleshooting tasks more
effectively

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Materials Weldability
Aluminium Alloys Course Code: WTC84A

Duration Course objectives


1 day „„ To understand the various grades of aluminium and its alloys
„„ To appreciate the effect of alloy elements on properties and
Suitable for weldability
Engineering staff involved with the design, specification, fabrication, „„ To identify weldable grades and appropriate filler metals
inspection and application of aluminium and its alloys. „„ To appreciate practical implications of welding aluminium and
its alloys
Course content
Basic metallurgy and properties of aluminium and its alloys; influence
of alloying elements; heat treatable and non-heat treatable alloys;
weldability; joint design; metallurgical defects; joint strengths; filler
metal composition and selection; applicable welding processes and
techniques.

C-Mn and Low Alloy Steels Course Code: WTC84F

Duration Course objectives


1 day „„ To understand the role of metallurgy in welding technology
„„ To appreciate the effect of alloying elements on carbon steel
Suitable for properties
Production engineers, welding supervisors, QA/QC personnel and „„ To identify weldability problems in typical carbon and low
inspection staff. alloy steels
„„ To understand the causes and significance of metallurgical
Course content defects in welds
Influence of alloying elements; properties of welded joints; weldability „„ To appreciate requirements of preheat and post-weld heat
of steels - mild and low alloy; use of carbon equivalent formulae; treatment procedures
metallurgical defects; cracking mechanisms and control; effects of
preheat and/or post-weld heat treatment, choosing appropriate filler
material.

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Materials Weldability
P91, Low Alloy and Other Creep Strength Enhanced Course Code: ATC135
Ferritic Steels For Advanced Power Plants

Duration Day 2
2 days „„ Detection of creep damage by NDT methods
„„ Weld repair (standard)
Suitable for „„ Weld repair without PWHT
Welding engineers, welding inspectors, metallurgists, plant „„ Codes and standards
managers, maintenance engineers, process engineers, design „„ Industry case studies
engineers, regulatory staff and any professional staff who require an „„ Q&A session
appreciation of high temperature alloys welding and fabrication.
Course objectives
Course content Welding and fabrication of high temperature alloys:
The course is provided over two consecutive days according to the „„ Includes all Cr-Mo steel grades (from 0.5Mo to >9% Cr)

schedule below. The actual scheduling of lectures over the two days „„ Focuses particularly on the high chromium steel grades (P91,

may vary; however, all subjects will be covered. P92, P911, P122, X20)
„„ Provides best practice guidelines for consumable selection,

Day 1 welding and repairing high temperature components


„„ Introduction and objectives „„ Overview of relevant codes and standards

„„ Introduction to creep „„ Relevant industry case studies

„„ Other high temperature applications


„„ Weldability of creep resistant steel
„„ Welding of creep resistant steel
„„ Review

Stainless Steels Course Code: WTC84S

Duration Course objectives


1 day „„ To appreciate the influence of composition on stainless steel
properties
Suitable for „„ To understand various weldability problems of different
Engineering staff involved with design, specification, fabrication, grades
inspection or application of stainless steel materials. „„ To identify welding conditions necessary to achieve optimum
weld area corrosion resistance
Course content „„ To recognise how stainless steel corrosion resistance can be
Basic metallurgy and properties of stainless steel; corrosion and degraded
oxidation resistance; weldability of highly corrosion resistant grades „„ To apply knowledge to welding of dissimilar joints and weld
(duplex, super duplex and high alloy austenitics); weldability of overlays
conventional stainless steels (austenitic, ferritic and martensitic); „„ To appreciate practical implications of welding stainless steels
avoidance of weld defects; use of Schaeffler diagram for dissimilar
joints; measurements of ferrite levels and ferrite number (FN); weld
overlaying and welding clad steels; degradation of stainless steels
(pitting, crevice corrosion and stress corrosion cracking); practical
considerations for welding stainless steels.

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Materials Weldability
Titanium Alloys Course Code: WTC84T

Duration
1 day

Suitable for
Engineering staff involved in design, specification, fabrication,
inspection and application of titanium and its alloys.

Course content
Basic metallurgy, properties of titanium and its alloys; alloying and
its influence on mechanical properties and weldability; weldable
alloys; metallurgical effects of welding; filler metal composition and
selection; welding processes, techniques and precautions.

Course objectives
„„ To understand various types of titanium alloys
„„ To appreciate the effects of alloying elements on properties
and weldability
„„ To identify weldable grades and suitable filler materials
„„ To appreciate practical problems of welding titanium and its
alloys

Materials Weldability Training Package Course Code: WTC84

Duration
4 days

Suitable for
Engineering staff involved with the design, specification, fabrication,
inspection and application of materials. Production engineers, welding
supervisors, QA/QC personnel and inspection staff.

Course content
This course gives an overview of materials weldability and covers the
content of each of the individual courses:
„„ Materials Weldability - Aluminium Alloys

„„ Materials Weldability - C-Mn and Low Alloy Steels


„„ Materials Weldability - Stainless Steels

„„ Materials Weldability - Titanium Alloys

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Metallurgy and Materials
Metallography Insight Course Code: TMS5

Duration „„ Quantitative image analysis methods


3 Days „„ Demonstration of fixed and portable machines/devices for
hardness and percent ferrite measurements
Suitable for „„ Review of the use of metallography and fractography in failure
analysis
This course teaches the underlying theories and principles of lab- „„ Detailed discussion of best practice for digital imaging of the
based and on-site metallography, before moving on to deliver a prepared samples using low magnification stereomicroscopes
practical workshop. Candidates will learn essential practical skills and high magnification compound microscopes, including image
from experts in the field of metallography, using industry-leading enhancement methods
equipment, techniques, and consumables. „„ Documentation of microstructures and other features
„„ Explanation of running an efficient and safe laboratory with
This course is ideally suited to technicians, lab managers and high throughput whilst maintaining a high level of quality,
engineers from non-materials engineering disciplines who want to including HSE requirements, lab layout and time saving sample
develop an in-depth understanding of the processes and capabilities preparation techniques
of metallography as an analytical technique for quality control,
inspection, and failure investigation. Course objectives
„„ To experience first-hand the practical aspects of specimen
Tailored courses preparation
Bespoke courses for groups of six or more can be developed to focus „„ To gain a wide appreciation of the processes involved in best
on particular families of materials. practice preparation of metallographic, fractographic and
geometric replicas
Course content „„ To understand the equipment and consumables requirements
„„ Sample and non-destructive replica preparation, using various for lab metallography
materials preparation techniques „„ To understand the tools that can be used to analyse
„„ Microstructural characterisation of a wide range of materials, specimens and microstructures
using light microscopy, including metals, ceramics and polymers, „„ Effective recording and reporting
in the lab
Entry requirements
„„ Review of the effect of each step of sample preparation,
There are no formal Entry requirements although a technical
including choice of etchant, on finished metallographic samples
background and some knowledge of metals and alloys would be an
and replicas
advantage.
„„ Preparation of specimens and replicas of fracture surfaces,
corroded components, and welded joints for observation of
fracture morphology, corrosion depth and geometric features

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
AUT Data Interpretation Course Code: NDT45

Duration Entry requirements


5 days CSWIP AUT certification is available for candidates holding BS EN
ISO 9712 UT certification (e.g. PCN or CSWIP).
Suitable for
Personnel engaged in the assessment of weld acceptance or rejection Inspectors who do not hold BS EN ISO 9712 Level 2 certification in
from automated ultrasonic testing systems. ultrasonic inspection are required to sit the CSWIP Ultrasonic Testing
- Welds Level 2 General Paper (40 multiple choice questions) in
Course content addition to the AUT Data Interp exam. Please note, no additional UT
Knowledge of phased array technique; advantages/disadvantages; training will be provided on the course.
overview of Pipe Wizard; interpretation of results from pipe girth weld
inspections using RD Tech Viewer software; auditing of AUT records. The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
theoretical and practical elements, is:
The course ends with the certification examination. „„ Level 2 - 40 hours

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.


The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
Certification/Awarding Body the qualification examination is:
CSWIP „„ Level 2 - 3 months

Course objectives
„„ The accurate reporting of weld condition from AUT data
„„ Differentiation of defects from geometric features
„„ Assessment of AUT records against a specification
„„ Assessment of calibration records
„„ To meet the CSWIP syllabus requirements

AUT Inspector Certification Course Code: NDT46

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


10 days CSWIP

Suitable for Course objectives


This is a mechanized ultrasonic training course for the testing of „„ To set-up and operate AUT scanners
girth welds using zonal discrimination with focused search units, „„ To configure software for differing weld configurations
using Pipe WIZARD (Olympus) or other AUT systems such as „„ To calibrate equipment
Rotoscan (Applus RTD) and Weldstar (GE).
Additional information
Due to equipment availability this training is only available for AUT Duration: 2 x 5 days
inspection companies and their employees. Available to companies with automatic phased array equipment.

Course content
Knowledge of phased array technique; advantages/disadvantages;
in-depth knowledge of Pipe Wizard system; interpretation of results;
knowledge of software, equipment, troubleshooting etc.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) – Level 1 Course Code: ACFM1

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ To explain the theoretical principles
„„ To carry out equipment functioning checks
Suitable for „„ To locate and size surface breaking fatigue cracks on
Currently or previously approved 3.4U Inspection Controllers; uncoated and coated steel welds
currently or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U Divers; surface „„ To gain eligibility to sit CSWIP EMD examinations
practitioner certificated under PCN or CSWIP; those qualified in
relevant engineering science. Additional information
Please note proof of experience and identity will be required prior to
Course content the training. The candidate can only attempt one examination as part
Overview of NDT techniques; electrical and electromagnetic theory; of the package.
ACFM detection - identification of cracks; weld inspection by ACFM
techniques; sizing for length and depth; reporting; backing-up data. Entry requirements
„„ Be a current or previously approved 3.3U ROV pilot observer
The course ends with the certification examination. or
„„ Be a current or previously approved 3.4U Inspection
Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712. Controller or
„„ Be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U Diver
Certification/Awarding Body or
CSWIP „„ Be a surface practitioner certified under PCN or CSWIP or
„„ Have a qualification in a relevant engineering science

Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) – Level 2 Course Code: ACFM2

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ To explain the theoretical principles
„„ To carry out equipment functioning checks
Suitable for „„ To locate and size surface breaking fatigue cracks on
Currently or previously approved 3.4U Inspection Controllers; uncoated and coated steel welds
currently or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U Divers; surface „„ To gain eligibility to sit CSWIP EMD examinations
practitioner certificated under PCN or CSWIP; those qualified in
relevant engineering science. Additional information
Please note proof of experience and identity will be required prior to
The course ends with the certification examination. the training.

Course content The candidate can only attempt one examination as part of the
Welding product technology; electrical and electromagnetic theory; package.
ACFM detection - identification of longitudinal and transverse cracks;
instruction writing; Level 2 software commands; sizing for length and Entry requirements
depth; reporting; backing-up data. Be a current or previously certificated Level 1 ACFM operator.

Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Corrosion Detection and Monitoring - Course Code: NDT65
Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ To gain corrosion specific certification in ultrasonic inspection
using advanced methods
Suitable for „„ To better understand the principles of corrosion and material
The Corrosion Awareness - Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection course is degradation
aimed at: „„ To be able to recognise the need for corrosion investigation
„„ Level 2 Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspectors, previous „„ To be able to apply practical methods for testing and
knowledge of plant/pipeline/vessel inspection would be an monitoring of corrosion
advantage, but not essential „„ To appreciate the difficulties associated with corrosion
„„ Candidates wishing to have a greater understanding of inspection and control
corrosion and its detrimental effect on materials „„ To interpret the requirements of appropriate standards
„„ Candidates who interface with the NDT inspectors and wish „„ To pass the CSWIP corrosion awareness examination
to gain a greater understanding of corrosion and ultrasonic „„ To gain a Corrosion Monitoring certification in Phased Array
phased array inspection Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)

Course content Entry requirements


Benefits, capabilities and limitations of advanced ultrasonic Candidates wishing to gain certification must hold ISO 9712 Level 2
methods for the detection and monitoring of corrosion/erosion; Phased Array Testing approval.
establishing sensitivity required by code, standard, or client’s custom
requirements, and identification of most appropriate system solution
to meet this; specific practical sessions in setting up 1Axis and 2Axis
scanners for data acquisition, and understand the benefits of each;
analysis of acquired data and sample files to recognise, identify,
quantify and report accurate results.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Digital Radiography Testing – Level 2 Course Code: NDT28

Duration „„ To be able to modify the digital image to optimise defect


5 days detection
„„ To be able to compile a written instruction
Suitable for „„ To meet the syllabus requirements of E10.2 training and
Aimed at candidates looking to expand their current knowledge examinations PCN syllabus
of radiographic systems and/or are looking at the possibility of
introducing a digital system into their place of work/company. Additional information
Course candidates must be qualified to a minimum of Level 1 or 2
Course content Radiographic Testing or Interpretation conforming to BS EN ISO 9712.
Principles of digital radiography; equipment standards for CR
systems; radiographic techniques with CR; calibration of equipment Please note:
(use of phantom); image processing using phosphor screens; All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
software specific parameters; calibration of measuring tools; effects must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
of magnification; definition of accuracy constraints and capabilities PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
of CR system; modification of image; use of analysis software; will result in the candidate being turned away.
acceptance and reporting.
PCN or CSWIP Level 2 DRT (Weld, Casting or Profile/Tangential)
This course ends with the certification exam. certification will be offered.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. Digitised Radiographic Testing (DRT)
The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
Certification/Awarding Body theoretical and practical elements, is:
CSWIP, PCN „„ Level 1 - 12 hours
„„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 -36 hours)
Course objectives
„„ To explain the theoretical background of digital radiography The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
„„ To be able to explain current standards with reference to CR the qualification examination is:
systems (BS EN 14784) „„ Level 1 - 1 month

„„ To be able to calibrate a CR system using a phantom „„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

„„ To be able to explain the image processing of phosphor


screens Digitised Radiographic Interpretation (DRI)
„„ To be able to use software specific parameters to assess a „„ The minimum required duration of training, which includes

digital image both theoretical and practical elements, is for Level 2 - 12


„„ To be able to recognise the constraints and capabilities of a hours
CR system „„ The minimum duration for experience prior to or following

success in the qualification examination is for Level 2 - 3


months

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Eddy Current Testing (ET) Course Code: NDT31

Duration Additional information


10 days Please note:
All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
Suitable for must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians responsible for, or PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
engaged in, practical application of eddy current testing and writing will result in the candidate being turned away.
techniques and instructions for detection of flaws in cast and
wrought product, material identification/determination of properties, Entry requirements
coating thickness measurement, tube testing and weld inspections. No mandatory course Entry requirements.

Also suitable to personnel engaged in inspection of aerospace Training requirements


materials, components and structure. The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
theoretical and practical elements, is:
Course content „„ Level 1 - 40 hours

Eddy current testing of ferritic welds, structures (aerospace), and „„ Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)

tubing such as that found in condensers, heat exchangers and air


conditioning units. This course covers the techniques of surface The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
inspection and/or internal bore inspection and is supported by one of TWI’s training courses.
examinations complying with BS EN ISO 9712.
Certification requirements
Certification/Awarding Body The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
CSWIP, PCN the qualification examination is:
„„ Level 1 - 3 months

Course objectives „„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)

„„ To detect cracks, surface and near-surface, in aircraft


components, structures, tubes and welds Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
„„ To detect corrosion and thinning in non-magnetic materials examination and the required experience is achieved.
„„ To grade and sort materials on the basis of conductivity and
permeability
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements of CSWIP/PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Eddy Current Inspection of Ferritic Welds Course Code: NDT31W

Duration Additional information


10 days Price listed to direct access Level 2 and includes examination and
levy fees. For Level 1 or training options, please contact Customer
Suitable for Services.
NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians responsible for, or
engaged in, in-service application of eddy current techniques, writing Please note:
techniques and instructions for inspection of ferritic welds. All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
Course content PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
One or two weeks courses and supporting PCN Level 1 and 2 will result in the candidate being turned away.
examinations for eddy current inspection of weldments.
Entry requirements
Traditionally surface crack detection in ferritic steel welds with No mandatory course Entry requirements.
eddy current techniques has been difficult due to the change in
material properties in the heat affected zone. These typically produce Training requirements
signals much larger than crack signals. Sophisticated probe design The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
and construction, combined with modern electronic equipment, theoretical and practical elements, is:
have largely overcome the traditional problems and now enable the „„ Level 1 - 40 hours
advantages of eddy current techniques to be applied to in-service „„ Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)
inspection of ferritic steel structures in the as-welded conditions.
Specifically, the advantage of the technique is that under quantifiable The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
conditions an inspection may now be carried out through corrosion one of TWI’s training courses.
protection systems. This means the costly removal and replacement
of the protective coating is now not necessary. Certification requirements
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
When considering the use of eddy current techniques for coated the qualification examination is:
welds there are a number of variables to assess prior to choosing „„ Level 1 - 3 months

specific pieces of equipment. These are as follows: „„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)

„„ suitable eddy current probes/coils


„„ material Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
„„ coatings examination and the required experience is achieved.
„„ weld geometry caused by the weld profile

The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP, PCN

Course objectives
„„ To evaluate the variables defined above and define the
limitations of examination
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements of CSWIP/PCN Level 2

The course ends with the certification examination.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Eddy Current Inspection of Tubes Course Code: NDT31T

Duration Additional information


10 days All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
must provide photo ID (e.g driving licence number, passport number,
Suitable for PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians responsible for writing will result in the candidate being turned away.
techniques and instructions for tube testing and/or engaged in
practical application of eddy current testing for detection of flaws in Entry requirements
heat exchanger/steam generator tubes. No mandatory course Entry requirements.

Course content Training requirements


Principles of eddy current theory and practical eddy current The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
examination of tubing as found in condensers, heat exchangers and theoretical and practical elements, is:
air conditioning units. „„ Level 1 - 40 hours
„„ Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)

The training is in accordance with BS EN ISO 9712 and covers the


techniques of surface inspection and/or internal bore inspection and The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
is supported by examinations complying with BS EN ISO 9712. one of TWI’s training courses.

The course ends with the certification examination. Certification requirements


The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
Certification/Awarding Body the qualification examination is:
CSWIP, PCN „„ Level 1 - 3 months
„„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)

Course objectives
„„ To detect corrosion, erosion, cracks, surface and near-surface Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
defects in tubes examination and the required experience is achieved.
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements of CSWIP/PCN Level 2

Guided Wave Testing of Pipes and Pipelines – Level 1 (CSWIP Approved) Course Code: NDT31W
Duration Course objectives
10 days „„ To gain a basic understanding of Guided Wave Testing
„„ To be able to perform an inspection using the Teletest
Suitable for FOCUS+ system (including equipment testing, setup and data
NDT inspectors new to the field of guided wave inspections of pipes collection)
and pipelines who will be under the supervision of more experienced „„ To carry out data interpretation and reporting under close
and qualified personnel. supervision of certified CSWIP Level 2 Guided Wave Testing
personnel
Course content
Introduction to Teletest FOCUS+equipment; introduction to Teletest Entry requirements
FOCUS software; selection of testing parameters; data collection; No mandatory course Entry requirements, however ultrasonic
assessment of data quality; introduction to data interpretation; data background is highly recommended.
handling and storage; basic reporting.

The course ends with a CSWIP certification examination (optional).

Guided Wave Testing of Pipes and Pipelines – Level 2 (CSWIP Approved) Course Code: NDT32W
Duration Course objectives
5 days „„ To determine test parameters required for a particular test
„„ To write test techniques and instructions
Suitable for „„ To conduct the tests
Long Range Ultrasonic Testing Inspectors Level 1 „„ To understand and interpret the display

Course content The course ends with an CSWIP certification examination (optional).
The aim of this course is to provide the necessary information to
operate the Teletest FOCUS+ equipment and to interpret the results.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) - Welds Course Code: NDT31W

Duration Additional information


15 days 15 days including exam: 10 days phased array theory and data
acquisition practical, 3 days analysis practical, 2 days exam.
Suitable for
Experienced Level 2 qualified ultrasonic technicians looking to expand Candidates with previous training in Phased Array UT may be eligible
their knowledge and gain a qualification in phased array ultrasonic for a reduction of the total training hours required for PCN and
testing (PAUT). If time is an issue, please consider our blended CSWIP certification. Please contact Customer Services for further
learning option - study theory and concepts when and where you information. Candidates are to provide evidence of the training
choose, then join the classroom sesssions for hands-on practical. received: a certificate of attendance and a copy of the training
syllabus BOTH authenticated by a senior responsible person in the
Blended learning option candidates employing organisation or a major client. This shall be
If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option - passed to the relevant TWI Training Centre for approval at least two
study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the weeks prior to the scheduled course start date.
classroom sessions for hands-on practical
This course leads to an internationally recognised CSWIP or PCN
Pre-course eLearning certification, both fully compliant with BS EN ISO 9712 certification
Familiarise yourself with the theory and key concepts that will schemes.
prepare you for the classroom training with the PAUT Pre-course
eLearning Package. Please note:
All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
Course content must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
Principles of phased array inspection; principles of phased array PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
probes; principles of inspection sensitivity; phased array instrument; will result in the candidate being turned away.
scanning with phased array probes; calibration and checks; software
for data collection and data analysis; principles of data analysis; Entry requirements
software familiarity; use of software tools for defect detection and PCN candidates must be qualified to a minimum of BS EN ISO 9712
sizing; data analysis; procedures for verification of flaw existence and Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing.
position; reporting.
CSWIP certification is available for candidates holding ASNT UT
Typical equipment used on the course: Olympus Omniscan, TD Focus Welds. It will be considered on an individual basis and evidence
Scan, Sonatest Harfang, Zetec Topaz, M2M Gekko equipment. If of training and experience presented to the training centre on
your course is equipment specific please contact us to confirm the application. Additionally, holders of ASNT UT Welds qualification will
equipment that will be used for the event. be required to sit the CSWIP UT Welds Level 2 General Paper.

This course concludes with the certification examination. Training requirements


The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. theoretical and practical elements, is:
„„ Level 1 - 80 hours
Certification/Awarding Body „„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 104 hours)

CSWIP, PCN
Certification requirements
Course objectives The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
„„ To explain the theoretical background of phased array the qualification examination is:
applications „„ Level 1 - 3 months

„„ To calibrate and set up the phased array ultrasonic „„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 6 months)

equipment
„„ To locate and evaluate flaws in the weld body, HAZ, and
parent metal lamination
„„ To analyse scan data for location and size of defects in
typical welded butt joints
„„ To accurately report weld condition
„„ To differentiate defects from geometric features
„„ To compile a written instruction
„„ To meet the CSWIP and PCN syllabus requirements

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Thermographic Inspection – Level 1 Course Code: NDT60

Duration „„ Understanding basic safety concerns that must be addressed


5 days in order to conduct safe thermographic inspections
„„ Understanding of the factors that must be addressed when
Suitable for prioritizing potential problems for repair
All engineering disciplines especially those involved with any „„ How to maintain a database and be able to complete a simple
maintenance or reliability including management, engineers, test report (BS ISO 18434-1:2008) using the analysis and
technicians and craft personnel. report generation software developed for their IR system
„„ Application of the requirements of relevant codes and
Course content standards
„„ Correct operation of the infrared imaging system, including
adjusting the image, storing and retrieving data, provide Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.
proper care and verify the calibration of the instrument
„„ Understanding the basics of infrared theory including Certification/Awarding Body
characterising the object and background CSWIP
„„ Understanding basic heat transfer and to work within the
limitations of the technology and follow basic inspection Course objectives
procedures „„ Correct infrared camera operation
„„ Understanding qualitative thermography to be able to identify „„ To be able to characterise the object and background for
various patterns, anomalies and to make simple temperature accurate temperature measurement
measurements „„ To be able to identify patterns, shapes and anomalies in
„„ Familiarisation with the conditions required to carry identifying problems
out various inspections including mechanical, electrical „„ To develop a route plan to collect data
components, energy systems and to consider any associated „„ To develop an infrared inspection report to ISO standard
limitations

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Advanced
Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) Course Code: NDT40

Duration Additional information


10 days Please note:
All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
Suitable for must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
Individuals with ultrasonic testing experience, who are looking to PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
expand their knowledge into advanced ultrasonic applications and will result in the candidate being turned away.
gain a qualification in Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD).
Entry requirements
Blended learning option PCN candidates must be qualified to a minimum of BS EN ISO 9712
If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option - Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing.
study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the
classroom sessions for hands-on practical. CSWIP certification is available for candidates holding ASNT UT
Welds. It will be considered on an individual basis and evidence
Pre-course eLearning of training and experience presented to the training centre on
Familiarise yourself with the theory and key concepts that will application. Additionally, holders of ASNT UT Welds qualification will
prepare you for the classroom training with the ToFD Pre-course be required to sit the CSWIP UT Welds Level 2 General Paper.
eLearning Package.
Training requirements
Course content The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
ToFD theory and principles of diffraction, ToFD hardware (pulsers, theoretical and practical elements, is:
receivers, motor control, encoders), ToFD data acquisition and „„ Level 1 - 40 hours
interpretation, ToFD techniques, ToFD applications, equipment „„ Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)
selection, calibration and optimisation, optimising PCS and angles,
flaw location and sizing, limitations of detection and resolution, codes Certification requirements
and standards, reporting. The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
the qualification examination is:
The course ends with the certification examination. „„ Level 1 - 1 month

„„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP, PCN

Course objectives
„„ To understand the theoretical background and limitations of
ToFD applications
„„ To correctly select probe/wedge to examine welded butt joints
„„ To calibrate and set up the ToFD ultrasonic equipment
„„ To locate and evaluate flaws in the weld body and HAZ
„„ To differentiate defects from geometric features
„„ To analyse scan data for location and size of defects in
typical welded butt joints
„„ To understand and apply digital processing processes (SAFT,
linearization, averaging, filters etc)
„„ To compile written instructions
„„ To meet the CSWIP and PCN syllabus requirements

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only)
Eddy Current Testing (ET) Course Code: NDT31

Duration Additional information


10 days All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
Suitable for PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians responsible for, or will result in the candidate being turned away.
engaged in, practical application of eddy current testing and writing
techniques and instructions for detection of flaws in cast and Entry requirements
wrought product, material identification/determination of properties, No mandatory course entry requirements.
coating thickness measurement, tube testing and weld inspections.
Training requirements
Also suitable to personnel engaged in inspection of aerospace The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
materials, components and structure. theoretical and practical elements, is:
„„ Level 1 - 40 hours

Course content „„ Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)

Eddy current testing of ferritic welds, structures (aerospace), and


tubing such as that found in condensers, heat exchangers and air The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
conditioning units. This course covers the techniques of surface one of TWI’s training courses.
inspection and/or internal bore inspection and is supported by
examinations complying with BS EN ISO 9712. Certification requirements
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
Certification/Awarding Body the qualification examination is:
CSWIP, PCN „„ Level 1 - 3 months
„„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)
Course objectives
„„ To detect cracks, surface and near-surface, in aircraft Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
components, structures, tubes and welds examination and the required experience is achieved.
„„ To detect corrosion and thinning in non-magnetic materials
„„ To grade and sort materials on the basis of conductivity and
permeability
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements of CSWIP/PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only)
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Course Code: NDT30M

Duration Entry requirements


5 days No mandatory course entry requirements.

Suitable for Training requirements


All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items theoretical and practical elements, is:
during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors. „„ Level 1 - 16 hours

„„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 40 hours)

Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.


The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
Course content one of TWI’s training courses.
Principles of magnetism; magnetic fields; induction; permeability
and reluctance; magnetisation; lines of force, methods of testing; Certification requirements
interpretation of indications; demagnetisation; practical exercises; The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
methods of assessing sensitivity; instruction writing. the qualification examination is:
„„ Level 1 - 1 month

During the Level 2 instruction writing and application, attendees „„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

requiring only Level 1 training will carry out practical applications to


written instructions. Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
examination and the required experience is achieved.
The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP, PCN

Course objectives
„„ To explain the basic principles of magnetic particle inspection
methods
„„ To carry out magnetic particle inspection
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only)
Penetrant Testing (PT) Course Code: NDT30P

Duration Entry requirements


5 days No mandatory course entry requirements.

Suitable for Training requirements


All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items theoretical and practical elements, is:
during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors. „„ Level 1 - 16 hours

„„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 40 hours)

Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.


Course content: The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
one of TWI’s training courses.
Course content
Materials, methods, compatibility of materials, equipment and safety Certification requirements
aspects; practical exercises; methods of assessing sensitivity. The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
the qualification examination is:
During the Level 2 instruction writing and application, attendees „„ Level 1 - 1 month

requiring only Level 1 training will carry out practical applications to „„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

written instructions.
Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
The course ends with a written and practical test. examination and the required experience is achieved.
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.
Please note:
Certification/Awarding Body All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
CSWIP, PCN must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
Course objectives will result in the candidate being turned away.
„„ To explain the basic principles of penetrant inspection
methods
„„ To carry out penetrant inspection using solvent-removable,
water-washable and post-emulsifiable/removal processes
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only)
Radiographic Interpretation (RI) Course Code: NDT2

Duration Additional information


7 days The NDT2 course covers the theory of Radiographic Testing (RT), the
production of radiographs and the factors that can alter them.
Suitable for
Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who wish to Please note:
interpret radiographs but do not have a good understanding of the All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
principles of radiography. must provide photo ID.

Course content Entry requirements


This course designed for personnel responsible for judging the No mandatory course entry requirements.
quality of radiograph and reaching informed decisions regarding the
identity and extent of the defects revealed. Training in Radiographic Training requirements
Interpretation provides essential knowledge on radiographic theory The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
and practice to enable interpreters to judge radiographic quality and theoretical and practical elements, is:
practical interpretation of welds and castings respectively. „„ Level 1 - not applicable

„„ Level 2 - 56 hours

Principles of X- and gamma-radiography; equipment; safety;


selection of films and screens; exposure; processing; characteristics of The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
the image; choice of technique; relevant standards; sensitivity, factors one of TWI’s training courses. This course takes place over 6
affecting the quality of radiographs. consecutive week days with the exam on the 7th day.

The course ends with the certificate examination. Certification requirements


The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
Training in accordance with requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. the qualification examination is:
„„ Level 1 - not applicable
Certification/Awarding Body „„ Level 2 - 6 months
CSWIP, PCN
Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
Course objectives examination and the required experience is achieved.
„„ To explain the basic theory of radiography
„„ To state origin of defects
„„ To state basic radiation safety principles
„„ To explain principles relating to selection of films, energy
levels and techniques
„„ To evaluate radiographic sensitivity
„„ To recognise and differentiate between film artefacts and
defect indicators
„„ To interpret radiographs
„„ To meet the syllabus of CSWIP and PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only)
Radiographic Testing (RT) Course Code: NDT20

Duration Additional information


15 days TWI Training & Examination Services requires all students wishing
to attend the Radiographic Testing training (NDT20) to hold as a
Suitable for minimum a Basic Radiographic Safety qualification before they will be
NDT personnel, engineers, surveyors, inspectors and quality allowed onto the course.
engineers.
The course does not cover PCN Level 2 Safety Endorsement
Courses delivered at TWI Abington, near Cambridge are also available (Radiation Protection Supervisor).
for personnel working in the aerospace industry and can be found
under the Aerospace section (NDT20A). PCN Radiography certificates are only valid so long as the holder
holds any other level of PCN radiation protection certification, or valid
Course content radiation safety certification recognised by the British Institute of
Welding processes and weld defects; properties of X- and gamma- NDT.
rays; sensitometry; film selection; film processing and spurious
indications; factors controlling contrast and definition; X- and Please note:
gamma-ray equipment; ionising radiation hazards; regulations; use All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
of screens and filters; selection of angle of aspect; image quality must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
indicators; defect depth location; castings; reporting. PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
will result in the candidate being turned away.
Candidates receive training relevant to the examination to be taken
covering practical, inspection and theoretical aspects as appropriate. Entry requirements
No mandatory course entry requirements.
The course ends with the certification examination.
Training requirements
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
theoretical and practical elements, is:
Certification/Awarding Body „„ Level 1 - 40 hours

CSWIP, PCN „„ Level 2 - 80 hours (Direct Level 2 - 120 hours)

Course objectives The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
„„ To explain the basic theory of X - and gamma radiography one of TWI’s training courses.
„„ To select film type and energy levels, select and prepare
techniques for a given specimen Certification requirements
„„ To state the theory of film processing and carry out practical The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
dark-room work the qualification examination is:
„„ To have a working knowledge of basic radiation safety (see „„ Level 1 - 3 months

note in Additional information) „„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)

„„ To plot and evaluate film characteristics (sensitometry)


„„ To recognise film faults Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2 examination and the required experience is achieved.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Aerospace (Cambridge, UK only)
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Course Code: NDT4

Duration Additional information


15 days This direct access Level 2 training course meets the 120 hour training
requirement for BS EN ISO 9712 certification.
Suitable for
All personnel including testers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors Level 1 training and examination can be catered for within the Level 2
who require a thorough and comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic course if required, contact the test centre for details.
testing of welded joints.
Please note:
This course is also suitable for personnel working in the aerospace All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
industry and can be found under the Aerospace section. must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
Blended learning option will result in the candidate being turned away.
If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option -
study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the Entry requirements
classroom sessions for hands-on practical No mandatory course Entry requirements.

Pre-course eLearning Training requirements


Familiarise yourself with the theory and key concepts that will The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
prepare you for the classroom training with the UT Pre-course theoretical and practical elements, is:
eLearning Package. „„ Level 1 - 40 hours

„„ Level 2 - 80 hours (Direct Level 2: 120 hours)

Course content
Basic principles of sound; generation and detection of sound; The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
behaviour of sound in a material; the flaw detector; use of angled one of TWI’s training courses.
beam probes for weld scanning; welding processes and weld defects;
practical exercises on test specimens containing simulated flaws; Certification requirements
examination of parent plate, butt welds; instruction writing. The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
the qualification examination is:
The course ends with the certification examination. „„ Level 1 - 3 months

„„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2: 12 months)

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.


Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
Certification/Awarding Body examination and the required experience is achieved.
CSWIP, PCN

Course objectives
„„ To explain the theoretical background of the techniques
„„ To calibrate ultrasonic equipment
„„ To measure the thickness of steel plates and determine levels
of attenuation
„„ To locate and evaluate laminations
„„ To select the correct type of probe to examine welded butt
joints in steel plate and aerospace components/structures
„„ To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded
butt joints
„„ To interpret code requirements
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN/CSWIP Levels 1
and 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Appreciation
Appreciation of Basic NDT Techniques Course Code: NDT1

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ To appreciate the available methods
„„ To explain the basic principles of these methods
Suitable for „„ To identify the advantages and disadvantages of these, both
Engineers, surveyors and inspectors requiring a general knowledge of in application and defect detection capability
NDT methods and requiring some hands-on experience. „„ To carry out basic hands-on applications for familiarisation
purposes
Course content
This NDT training course covers: A basic appreciation of the main
NDT methods (Visual Inspection, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant
Testing, Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing and Eddy Current
Testing); choice of method in relation to materials, defect type,
position and weld geometry; materials sorting methods, proprietary
instruments; surface methods; visual Inspection, magnetic particle and
penetrant inspection and eddy current testing; methods for internal
examination, X-and gamma-radiography, ultrasonic flaw detection.

70% of the course will involve practical demonstrations and hands-on


experience.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Appreciation
Appreciation of Advanced NDT Techniques Course Code: NDT10

Duration Long Range Ultrasonic Testing


4 days Principles of LRUT, capabilities and limitations; corrosion effects
in pipework; introduction to GW test equipment; introduction to
Suitable for GW operating software; operation of test equipment; checking test
The course covers phased array, ToFD, digital radiography, equipment; selection of test conditions; practical data collection;
thermography, long range UT, electromagnetic techniques, focused test.
shearography and optical methods and ultrasonic inspection of
austenitic materials and is aimed at plant engineers, Non-Destructive Electromagnetic Techniques
Testing engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors Overview of electrical and electromagnetic theory; principles of ACFM
responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, (Alternating Current field Measurement), RFET (Remote Field Eddy
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks, wishing to gain an appreciation current) and MFL (Magnetic Flux Leakage); capabilities and limitations
of advanced NDT techniques. of the techniques, typical applications, equipment, ECA (Eddy Current
Array).
Course content
Phased Array: Ultrasonic Inspection of Austenitic Materials
An overview of phased array inspection principles; the phased array Problems associated with the ultrasonic evaluation of austenitic
instrument; phased array probes; calibration/checks; inspection welds, conventional techniques for overcoming these problems; the
sensitivity; principles of data analysis; software familiarity. application of phased array ultrasonic testing; use of 2D probes.

Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) Course objectives


Introduction into the principles of ToFD inspection, theory and „„ To appreciate the available methods
principles of diffraction; ToFD hardware (pulsars, receivers, motor „„ To explain the advanced principles of these methods
control and encoders); ToFD data acquisition and interpretation; „„ To identify the advantages and disadvantages of these, both
calibration and optimisation; optimising PCS and angles; flaw location in application and defect detection capability
and sizing; limitations of detection and resolution.
Entry requirements
Digital Radiography There are no Entry requirements for this course.
Principles of digital radiography; calibration of equipment; image
processing using phosphor screens; overview of software specific
parameters; calibration of measuring tools; effects of magnification;
definition of accuracy constraints and capabilities of CR system;
modification of image; use of analysis software.

Thermography
Principles of infrared imaging; calibration of the instrument; storing
and retrieving data; understanding of qualitative thermography in
order to identify various patterns; familiarisation with the conditions
required to carry out various inspections including mechanical,
electrical components, energy systems and to consider any
associated limitations.

Appreciation eLearning Packages


Also available as eLearning packages for those wishing to gain
an understanding of the methods but do not need the in-depth
knowledge associated with certification training:
„„ Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Levels 1 and 2 - Appreciation

eLearning Package
„„ Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) – Welds -

Appreciation eLearning Package


„„ Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD) - Appreciation eLearning

Package

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Basic Radiation Safety (BRS) Course Code: NDT22

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


2 days CSWIP, PCN

Suitable for Course objectives


All staff working or associated with radiation generators and sealed „„ To list basic hazards and harmful effects relating to exposure
sources, particularly industrial radiography personnel. to radiation
„„ To recognise limitation requirements
Designed to meet the requirements of PCN which states radiography „„ To calculate/evaluate safe distances and check dose levels
certificates are valid only so long as the holder has been successful „„ To explain effective uses of shielding and distance
in a PCN radiation examination within the past five years and holds „„ To devise and execute contingency arrangements
valid certification for Basic Radiation Safety or Radiation Protection „„ To experience emergency procedures
to supervisor level. „„ To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN

Course content Additional information


Source and nature of ionising radiation; relevant basic physics; Designed to meet the requirements for PCN Level 2 Radiation Safety
behaviour of radioactive isotopes; absorption processes; units of Endorsement (Radiation Protection Supervisor).
activity and dose; radiation damage to the human body; somatic and
hereditary damage; stochastic and deterministic effects; early and Basic Radiation Safety (BRS) certification should be held by any
late effects; principles of radiation protection; methods of radiation person who is practising industrial radiography and has been
protection (time, distance, shielding); dose limits; safe distance and adequately trained in the hazards associated with ionising radiations,
other protection calculations; guidance on the use of SI 3232:1999 the precautions to be taken when employing ionising radiation and
and the relevant parts of ACOP; gamma containers and tests on them; the methods of protection.
packaging, labelling and transport; instrumentation and monitoring;
emergency procedures and equipment; Radiation Protection Price listed includes examination and levy fees.
Supervisor will also include the requirements for Radiation Protection
Supervisors; knowledge and understanding of the requirements to Please note:
assess doses; carry out hazard assessments; implement contingency All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
plans and emergency procedures; arrangements for the provision of must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
dosemeters and the keeping of dose records. PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
will result in the candidate being turned away.
The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
CSWIP Visual Inspector (Offshore) Course Code: OVI

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Additional information


NDT Technicians who wish to gain formal certification for visual This course is a pivotal step for the NDT Inspector looking to follow a
inspection of in-service components/structures. career path leading to Offshore Inspection Engineer and is integrated
into the modular CSWIP Plant Inspector Scheme.
One-week training course including examination for candidates who
hold two valid NDT L2 ISO 9712 certificates in Ultrasonic Inspection Entry requirements
and one other L2 NDT method and have twelve months verified One year offshore experience and hold level 2 in two relevant NDT
offshore experience. methods including ultrasonic inspection in accordance to ISO 9712.

Note: In order to be awarded OVI certification candidates must hold a To be awarded OVI certification candidates must hold a current
valid CSWIP Welding Inspection certificate. CSWIP Welding Inspection Certificate; 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector,
3.1 Welding Inspector or 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector Certificate.
Course content
The topics covered include:
„„ Inspection of structures
„„ Overview of In-service defects
„„ Corrosion and deterioration processes
„„ Reporting systems
„„ Relevant legislation
„„ Painting and Coating inspection

Assessments include visual and dimensional of relevant samples


together with coating inspection.

Corrosion Detection and Monitoring - Course Code: NDT64


Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Course objectives


The Corrosion Awareness - Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection course „„ To gain corrosion specific certification in ultrasonic inspection
is aimed at: using conventional methods
„„ Level 2 Ultrasonic Inspectors, previous knowledge of plant „„ To better understand the principles of corrosion and material
inspection would be an advantage, but not essential degradation
„„ Candidates wishing to have greater understanding of „„ To be able to recognise the need for corrosion investigation
corrosion and its detrimental effect on materials „„ To be able to apply practical methods for testing and
„„ Candidates who interface with the NDT inspectors and wish monitoring of corrosion
to gain a greater understanding of corrosion detection with „„ To appreciate the difficulties associated with corrosion
ultrasonic inspection; its capability and limitations inspection and control
„„ To interpret the requirements of appropriate standards
Course content „„ To pass the CSWIP corrosion awareness examination
Properties of materials; theory of corrosion; types of corrosion;
preventative measures (likely locations, inspection and monitoring Entry requirements
techniques, variables affecting corrosion); corrosion monitoring; Candidates wishing to gain certification must hold ISO 9712 Level 2
structural damage mechanisms; degradation of materials in-service Ultrasonic Testing approval.
conditions; types of failure; basic electrical theory associated
with corrosion; inspection techniques, application of conventional
ultrasonic methods.

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Course Code: NDT30M

Duration Additional information


5 days All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
Suitable for PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or will result in the candidate being turned away.
responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items
during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors. Entry requirements
No mandatory course Entry requirements.
Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.
Training requirements
Course content The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
Principles of magnetism; magnetic fields; induction; permeability theoretical and practical elements, is:
and reluctance; magnetisation; lines of force, methods of testing; „„ Level 1 - 16 hours
interpretation of indications; demagnetisation; practical exercises; „„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 40 hours)
methods of assessing sensitivity; instruction writing.
The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
During the Level 2 instruction writing and application, attendees one of TWI’s training courses.
requiring only Level 1 training will carry out practical applications to
written instructions. Certification requirements
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
The course ends with the certification examination. the qualification examination is:
„„ Level 1 - 1 month
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. „„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

Certification/Awarding Body Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
CSWIP, PCN examination and the required experience is achieved.

Course objectives
„„ To explain the basic principles of magnetic particle inspection
methods
„„ To carry out magnetic particle inspection
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Penetrant Testing (PT) Course Code: NDT30P

Duration Entry requirements


5 days No mandatory course Entry requirements.

Suitable for Training requirements


All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items theoretical and practical elements, is:
during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors. „„ Level 1 - 16 hours

„„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 40 hours)

Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.


The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
Course content one of TWI’s training courses.
Materials, methods, compatibility of materials, equipment and safety
aspects; practical exercises; methods of assessing sensitivity. Certification requirements
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
During the Level 2 instruction writing and application, attendees the qualification examination is:
requiring only Level 1 training will carry out practical applications to „„ Level 1 - 1 month

written instructions. „„ Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

The course ends with a written and practical test. Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
examination and the required experience is achieved.
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.
Please note:
Certification/Awarding Body All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
CSWIP, PCN must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
Course objectives will result in the candidate being turned away.
„„ To explain the basic principles of penetrant inspection
methods
„„ To carry out penetrant inspection using solvent-removable,
water-washable and post-emulsifiable/removal processes
„„ To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test
reports
„„ To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Course Code: NDT22S

Duration Additional information


3 days Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) level is an optional level of
certification for holders of PCN level 1, level 2 and level 3 certification
Suitable for of competence for industrial radiography. In addition, it is made
All staff working or associated with radiation generators and sealed available for those appointed by an employer in accordance with
sources, particularly industrial radiography personnel. regulation 17(4) of the United Kingdom Ionising Radiation Regulations
(SI 3232:1999) to supervise work with radiation.
Designed to meet the requirements of PCN which states radiography
certificates are valid only so long as the holder has been successful Note:
in a PCN radiation examination within the past five years and holds Candidates for this examination must:
valid certification for Basic Radiation Safety or Radiation Protection „„ Hold a current PCN BRS certificate or an alternative

to supervisor level. acceptable to BINDT


„„ Have successfully completed a PCN approved course

Course content comprising of 24 hours of formal training to RPS level as


Source and nature of ionising radiation; relevant basic physics; outlined in the current edition of PCN/GEN Appendix Z1
behaviour of radioactive isotopes; absorption processes; units of „„ Provide evidence of nine months relevant experience as a

activity and dose; radiation damage to the human body; somatic and holder of a PCN Basic Radiation Safety certificate or an
hereditary damage; stochastic and deterministic effects; early and alternative recognised by BINDT
late effects; principles of radiation protection; methods of radiation
protection (time, distance, shielding); dose limits; safe distance and The responsibility for appointment of a Radiation Protection
other protection calculations; guidance on the use of SI 3232:1999 Supervisor rests with the employer, whose attention is drawn to
and the relevant parts of ACOP; gamma containers and tests on them; regulation 13 of the IRR 99 regarding the duty to consult one or more
packaging, labelling and transport; instrumentation and monitoring; Radiation Protection Advisers.
emergency procedures and equipment; Radiation Protection
Supervisor will also include the requirements for Radiation Protection Price listed includes examination and levy fees.
Supervisors; knowledge and understanding of the requirements to
assess doses; carry out hazard assessments; implement contingency All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
plans and emergency procedures; arrangements for the provision of must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
dosemeters and the keeping of dose records. PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
will result in the candidate being turned away.
The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP, PCN

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Radiographic Interpretation of Welds Course Code: NDT2

Duration Additional information


7 days The NDT2 course covers the theory of Radiographic Testing (RT), the
production of radiographs and the factors that can alter them.
Suitable for
Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who wish to Please note:
interpret radiographs but do not have a good understanding of the All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
principles of radiography. must provide photo ID.

Course content Entry requirements


This course designed for personnel responsible for judging the No mandatory course entry requirements.
quality of radiograph and reaching informed decisions regarding the
identity and extent of the defects revealed. Training in radiographic Training requirements
interpretation provides essential knowledge on radiographic theory The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
and practice to enable interpreters to judge radiographic quality and theoretical and practical elements, is:
practical interpretation of welds and castings respectively. „„ Level 1 - not applicable

„„ Level 2 - 56 hours

Principles of X- and gamma-radiography; equipment; safety; selection


of films and screens; exposure; processing; characteristics of the The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
image; choice of technique; relevant standards; sensitivity, factors one of TWI’s training courses. This course takes place over 6
affecting the quality of radiographs. consecutive week days with the exam on the 7th day.

The course ends with the certificate examination. Certification requirements


The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
Training in accordance with requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. the qualification examination is:
„„ Level 1 - not applicable
Certification/Awarding Body „„ Level 2 - 6 months
CSWIP, PCN
Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
Course objectives examination and the required experience is achieved.
„„ To explain the basic theory of radiography
„„ To state origin of defects
„„ To state basic radiation safety principles
„„ To explain principles relating to selection of films, energy
levels and techniques
„„ To evaluate radiographic sensitivity
„„ To recognise and differentiate between film artefacts and
defect indicators
„„ To interpret radiographs
„„ To meet the syllabus of CSWIP and PCN Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Radiographic Testing (RT) – Welds Course Code: NDT20

Duration Additional information


15 days TWI Training & Examination Services requires all students wishing
to attend the Radiographic Testing training (NDT20) to hold as a
Suitable for minimum a Basic Radiographic Safety qualification before they will be
NDT personnel, engineers, surveyors, inspectors and quality allowed onto the course.
engineers.
The course does not cover PCN Level 2 Safety Endorsement
Courses delivered at TWI Abington, near Cambridge are also available (Radiation Protection Supervisor).
for personnel working in the aerospace industry and can be found
under the Aerospace section (NDT20A). PCN Radiography certificates are only valid so long as the holder
holds any other level of PCN radiation protection certification, or valid
Course content radiation safety certification recognised by the British Institute of
Welding processes and weld defects; properties of X- and gamma- NDT.
rays; sensitometry; film selection; film processing and spurious
indications; factors controlling contrast and definition; X- and Please note:
gamma-ray equipment; ionising radiation hazards; regulations; use All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
of screens and filters; selection of angle of aspect; image quality must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
indicators; defect depth location; castings; reporting. PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
will result in the candidate being turned away.
Candidates receive training relevant to the examination to be taken
covering practical, inspection and theoretical aspects as appropriate. Entry requirements
No mandatory course Entry requirements.
The course ends with the certification examination.
Training requirements
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712. The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
theoretical and practical elements, is:
Certification/Awarding Body „„ Level 1 - 40 hours

CSWIP, PCN „„ Level 2 - 80 hours (Direct Level 2 - 120 hours)

Course objectives The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
„„ To explain the basic theory of X- and gamma radiography one of TWI’s training courses.
„„ To select film type and energy levels, select and prepare
techniques for a given specimen Certification requirements
„„ To state the theory of film processing and carry out practical The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
dark-room work the qualification examination is:
„„ To have a working knowledge of basic radiation safety (see „„ Level 1 - 3 months

note in Additional information) „„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)

„„ To plot and evaluate film characteristics (sensitometry)


„„ To recognise film faults Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2 examination and the required experience is achieved.

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) - Thickness Measurement Course Code: NDT4T

Duration sensitivity, sizing techniques; practical exercises on various test


5 days specimens; testing of parent plates; lamination and thickness
measurement; report and instruction writing.
Course content
Principles of ultrasonics; properties of sound; waves, frequencies,
sound beam, attenuation; thickness gauges and flaw detectors,
ultrasonic compression probes; calibration blocks, calibration,

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) – Welds Course Code: NDT4

Duration Additional information


15 days This direct access Level 2 training course meets the 120 hour training
requirement for BS EN ISO 9712 certification.
Suitable for
All personnel including testers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors Level 1 training and examination can be catered for within the Level 2
who require a thorough and comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic course if required, contact the test centre for details.
testing of welded joints.
Please note:
This course is also suitable for personnel working in the aerospace All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
industry and can be found under the Aerospace section. must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
Blended learning option will result in the candidate being turned away.
If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option -
study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the Entry requirements
classroom sessions for hands-on practical. No mandatory course Entry requirements.

Pre-course eLearning Training requirements


Familiarise yourself with the theory and key concepts that will The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
prepare you for the classroom training with the UT Pre-course theoretical and practical elements, is:
eLearning Package. „„ Level 1 - 40 hours

„„ Level 2 - 80 hours (Direct Level 2: 120 hours)

Course content
Basic principles of sound; generation and detection of sound; The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend
behaviour of sound in a material; the flaw detector; use of angled one of TWI’s training courses.
beam probes for weld scanning; welding processes and weld defects;
practical exercises on test specimens containing simulated flaws; Certification requirements
examination of parent plate, butt welds; instruction writing. The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
the qualification examination is:
The course ends with the certification examination. „„ Level 1 - 3 months

„„ Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2: 12 months)

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.


Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the
Certification/Awarding Body examination and the required experience is achieved.
CSWIP, PCN

Course objectives
„„ To explain the theoretical background of the techniques
„„ To calibrate ultrasonic equipment
„„ To measure the thickness of steel plates and determine levels
of attenuation
„„ To locate and evaluate laminations
„„ To select the correct type of probe to examine welded butt
joints in steel plate and aerospace components/structures
„„ To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded
butt joints
„„ To interpret code requirements
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN/CSWIP Levels 1
and 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Conventional
Visual Testing (VT) Course Code: NDT30V

Duration Additional information


5 days All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
Suitable for PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
Ideal preparation for inspection engineers, technicians, NDT operators will result in the candidate being turned away.
or surveyors who require a knowledge of visual inspection techniques,
an understanding of likely problem areas and an appreciation of Entry requirements
inspection methodology. Training requirements
The minimum required duration of training, which includes both
Course content theoretical and practical elements, is:
Introduction to visual inspection; fundamentals of vision and light; „„ Level 1 - 16 hours

introduction to NDT; visual inspection equipment; factors influencing „„ Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct level 2 - 40 hours)

visual inspection; product technology (welding, casting, forging etc.);


practical inspection methodology; inspection, weld repair and heat Certification requirements
treatment requirements. The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in
the qualification examination is:
The course ends with the certification examination. „„ Level 1 - 1 month

„„ Level 2 - 3 months
Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP, PCN

Course objectives
„„ To outline the factors influencing visual inspection
„„ To explain the place of visual inspection in relation to NDT
„„ To enable candidates to utilise a range of visual inspection
equipment
„„ To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP Level 2

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) - Level 3
NDT Practitioner - Level 3 Course Code: NDT33

Duration „„ To prepare for chosen method exam at level 3 through


5 days revision and assessment in general and sector specific terms
„„ To devise and write NDT procedures and instructions for the
Suitable for inspection of component and/or weld configurations in the
Experienced NDT inspection staff, supervisory and research personnel chosen method
engaged in NDT.
Additional information
Course content ISO 9712 mandates training hours prior to Level 3 examination. It is
Designed for experienced senior NDT inspection personnel who wish strongly recommended that prospective Level 3 candidates ascertain
to attempt BS EN ISO 9712 (PCN or CSWIP) Level 3 certification. their exact training requirements by contacting the training centre
with details of ISO 9712 qualifications held and other supporting
Basic exam - revision of product technology (materials, cast, wrought, documentation.
welding, heat treatments, etc); certification scheme information;
revision of NDT methods at level 2. Exam exemptions may also be available and must be obtained directly
from PCN using form PSL/49, or CSWIP by contact TWI Certification
Main method exams - general preparation and revision of chosen Ltd.
method at level 3; sector specific preparation and revision of the
NDT method including use of applicable standards; NDT procedure It is strongly recommended that BS EN ISO 9712. Level 2 certification
preparation and creation with use of applicable standards and in the method sought is achieved before undertaking Level 3 exams,
specifications. to significantly reduce the training hour requirements.

Certification/Awarding Body Course costs vary according to the training hour requirements and
CSWIP, PCN Level 2 qualifications held. For exam only prices, use the ‘Examination’
drop down link and select the relevant scheme.
Course objectives
„„ To state the responsibilities of a level 3 as directed by the Please note:
relevant scheme All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal)
„„ To state the parameters relating to inspection of welds, must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number,
forgings and castings PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so
„„ To be familiar with the main certification scheme will result in the candidate being turned away.
requirements
„„ To explain the principles of the major complementary NDT
methods

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Plant Inspection
CSWIP Plant Inspector Level 1 - Module 1 Part A: Course Code: PL11
Rules/Regulations and Duties

Duration Additional information


5 days The fee includes the CSWIP examination.

Suitable for This course (Module 1 Part A) has a duration of 1 week and is the first
Engineering, technical, operations, maintenance and inspection part of the 2 week CSWIP Plant Inspection Level 1 course. The CSWIP
personnel working within the oil and gas production, chemical examination will be conducted on day 5 of each respective week.
process, power generation, utilities, commercial works (vendor) Level 1 Week 1 must be completed prior to attending Level 1 Week 2.
inspection organisations, classification societies and insurance
companies. Entry requirements
All candidates must hold current ISO 9712 Level 2 NDE approvals in 2
Course content methods AND CSWIP 3.1. Welding Inspection qualifications.
Roles and duties of the Plant Inspector; QA/inspection; inspection
safety; legislation, rules and regulations; basic inspection skills; Candidates unable to meet the requirements listed above have the
inspection and test plans; inspection of materials; visual inspection following options:
skills; visual examination of welds; inspection and NDT; engineering
materials; material degradation and failure. „„ Candidates who hold the required ISO 9712 NDT Level 2
qualifications, but do not hold a CSWIP Welding Inspector
Certification/Awarding Body qualification, shall pass the Offshore Visual Inspection module S1
CSWIP or obtain a CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector qualification.

Course objectives „„ Candidates who hold a valid CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector
„„ To understand the various fundamental aspects of plant qualification, but do not hold the required ISO 9712 NDT Level 2
inspection within industry qualifications, shall pass the NDT Appreciation Module S2 or ISO
„„ To provide formal Plant Inspector certification, due to: 9712 NDT Level 2 in ultrasonic testing and one other method.
„„ Increasing demands for integrated asset management within
process plants
„„ Increasing complexity of plant systems
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements of the CSWIP Plant
Inspector Level 1 examination

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Plant Inspection
CSWIP Plant Inspector Level 1 - Course Code: PL12
Module 1 Part B: Inspection Methods

Duration Additional information


5 days The fee includes the CSWIP examination.
This course (Module 1 Part B) has a duration of 1 week and is the
Suitable for second part of the 2 week CSWIP Plant Inspection Level 1 course. The
Engineering, technical, operations, maintenance and inspection CSWIP examination will be conducted on day 5 at the end of each
personnel working within the oil and gas production, chemical respective week. Level 1 Week 1 must be completed prior to attending
process, power generation, utilities, commercial works (vendor) Level 1 Week 2.
inspection organisations, classification societies and insurance
companies. Entry requirements
All candidates must hold current ISO 9712 Level 2 NDE approvals in 2
Course content methods AND CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspection qualification.
Roles and duties of the Plant Inspector; the use of codes and
standards; introduction to pressure equipment; pressure vessels Candidates unable to meet the requirements listed above have the
inspection; inspection of pipelines; inspection of storage tanks; following options:
inspection of paint systems and linings; introduction to risk-based
inspection; inspection reporting; corrosion processes. Candidates who hold the required ISO 9712 NDT Level 2 qualifications,
but do not hold a CSWIP Welding Inspector qualification, shall pass
Certification/Awarding Body the Offshore Visual Inspection module S1 or obtain a CSWIP 3.1
CSWIP Welding Inspector qualification

Course objectives Candidates who hold a valid CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector
„„ To understand the various fundamental aspects of plant qualification, but do not hold the required ISO 9712 NDT Level 2
inspection within industry qualifications, shall pass the NDT Appreciation Module S2 or ISO 9712
„„ To provide formal Plant Inspector certification, due to: NDT Level 2 in ultrasonic testing and one other method.
- Increasing demands for integrated asset management
within process plants
- Increasing complexity of plant systems
„„ To meet the syllabus requirements of the CSWIP Plant
Inspector Level 1 examination

CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 2: Damage Assessment Course Code: ATC117
for RBI and FFS, based on API RP 571

Duration
Course objectives
3 days
At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
„„ Confidently identify common damage mechanisms in major oil
Suitable for
and gas production, refining and petrochemical processes and
The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing
where they may be found
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors
„„ Understand the key factors affecting these damage
responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment,
mechanisms and their prevention and control
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks.
„„ Recommend the most appropriate inspection and non-

destructive testing methods for these damage mechanisms


It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the
inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process
Additional Information
equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most
If booking on a course and examination package, candidates
common pressure equipment design codes/standards.
are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the
examination is assessed.
Course content
Common damage mechanisms in all major oil and gas production,
refining and manufacturing processes and where they can be found;
key process parameters, prevention and control and the most
appropriate inspection and non-destructive testing methods for these
damage mechanisms.

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Plant Inspection
CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 3: Risk Based Course Code: ATC115
Inspection (RBI) based on API and ASME

Duration mitigation actions; overview of other procedures (e.g. RIMAP, ASME,


2 days etc) and related API documents (API 510, API 570 and API Std 653).

Suitable for Course objectives


The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors „„ Confidently explain the differences between Level 1, Level 2

responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, and Level 3 RBI assessments
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks. „„ Understand the reasons for and benefits of implementing RBI

„„ Undertake rapid practical RBI implementation

It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the „„ Plan successful RBI projects

inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process „„ Prepare risk-based inspection plans and optimise

equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most maintenance and inspection intervals
common pressure equipment design codes/standards. „„ Recommend suitable risk mitigation actions

Course content Additional information


RBI in accordance with API BRD 581, API RP 580; reasons for Please note:
implementing RBI; benefits of using RBI; practical implementation „„ If booking on a course and examination package, candidates

of RBI; planning successful RBI implementation projects; practical are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take
likelihood and consequence analysis; preparing inspection plans and the examination is assessed.
optimising maintenance and inspection intervals; implementing risk

CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 4: Fitness-for-Service Course Code: ATC116
(FFS) Assessment, based on API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 2007

Duration FFS; identification of damage mechanisms for FFS; brittle fracture;


4 days general metal loss; localised metal loss; pitting; laminations; weld
misalignment and shell distortion; crack-like flaws; creep; fire
Suitable for damage; hydrogen blisters; hydrogen damage associated with HIC
The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing and SOHIC; dents and gouges; remaining life assessment and life
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors extension examples; repair and remediation options; status of API
responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, 579 and future developments; interaction with other assessment
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks. procedures (e.g. FITNET, BS 7910, R5 and R6) and related API
documents (API 510, API 570 and API Std 653)
This course covers Level 1 (for plant inspectors) and Level 2 (for
engineers FFS assessments), in accordance with the 2007 edition of Course objectives
API 579/ASME FFS. At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
„„ Confidently apply the latest FFS technologies for making

It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the repair, replace, re-rate and re-design decisions
design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process equipment „„ Understand the information requirements for performing FFS

and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most common pressure assessments for brittle fracture, general metal loss, localised
equipment design codes/standards (ASME, BSI,API, NACE, etc) metal loss, pitting, laminations, weld misalignment and shell
distortion, crack-like flaws, creep; fire damage; hydrogen
Course content blisters; hydrogen damage associated with HIC/SOHIC; dents
This course has been developed, based around the new API/ and gouges
ASME combined standard (API 579 Second Edition) which has been „„ Use FFS on process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage

expanded to address material damage mechanisms other than just tanks


those commonly found in refining industry equipment.
Additional information
Introduction to FFS; material properties and the API 579 Annexes; If booking on a course and examination package, candidates
stress analysis for FFS; non-destructive testing and flaw sizing for are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the
examination is assessed.

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Plant Inspection
CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 5: Weld Course Code: ATC121
Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping

Duration Course objectives


1 day At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
„„ Understand the considerations to be applied before carrying

Suitable for out weld repairs


The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing „„ Prepare method statements and carry out qualifications;

engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors „„ Apply industry best practice for weld repair

responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment,


pipelines, boilers and storage tanks. Additional information
If booking on a course and examination package, candidates
Course content are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the
Introduction to weld repairs, differentiation in requirements between examination is assessed.
production and in-service-repairs, considerations for weld repair
(including decision tree), qualification requirements, industry
best practices, techniques for weld repair such as temper bead/
controlled deposition repair, novel repair technologies such as taper
stitch welding, repair methodologies for different types of failure
mechanisms such as creep, SSCC, corrosion damage and clad repair.

CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 6: Pressure Course Code: ATC122
Vessel Inspection, based on API 510

Duration „„ Review inspection data and determine the internal and


5 days external inspection intervals in relation to metal loss,
corrosion rates and remaining service life
Suitable for „„ Capable of calculating corrosion rates, static head, internal/
The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing external pressure and pressure test requirements
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors „„ Determine weld size for attachment welds at openings and
responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, Nozzle reinforcement requirements
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks.
Additional information
It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the Five day training course. Examination is to be booked separately and
inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process can be taken at any TWI Training Centre.
equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most
common pressure equipment design codes/standards. Candidates should bring the API examination standard packs before
attending the training course. These can be purchased directly from
Course content API.
Extensive overview of API 510 “Body of Knowledge” , inspection
intervals, corrosion allowances, joint efficiencies, static head and If booking on a course and examination package, candidates
pressure calculations, impact testing, weld size determination , are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the
concepts of reinforcement, degradation mechanisms, remaining examination is assessed.
life calculations, ASME VIII, ASME IX welding and ASME V NDE
requirements.

Course objectives
At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
„„ Understand the requirements of API 510 “Body of Knowledge”

„„ Understand the requirements for maintenance, inspection,

repair and alteration of pressure vessels

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Plant Inspection
CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 7: Course Code: ATC123
Piping Inspection, based on API 570

Duration Course objectives


5 days At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
„„ Understand the requirements of API 570 “Body of Knowledge”

Suitable for „„ Understand the requirements for the maintenance, inspection,

The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing alteration and repair of in-service metallic piping systems
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors „„ Capable of understanding inspection data and determine

responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, corrosion rates, remaining service life and inspection interval
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks. „„ Determine minimum thickness and internal pressure

requirements for piping systems


It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the „„ Preheating and heat treatment requirements

inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process


equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most Additional information
common pressure equipment design codes/standards. If booking on a course and examination package, candidates
are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the
Course content examination is assessed.
Extensive overview of API 570 “Body of Knowledge”, corrosion
allowances, inspection intervals, joint efficiencies, pressure testing, Five day training course. Examination is to be booked separately and
impact testing, Preheating and heat treatment requirements, can-be taken at any TWI Training Centre.
remaining life calculations, degradation mechanisms, ASME welding
and NDE requirements. Candidates should bring the API examination standard packs before
attending the training course. These can be purchased directly from
API.

CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 8: Course Code: ATC124


Aboveground Tank Inspection, based on API Std 653

Duration Course objectives


5 days At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
„„ Understand the requirements of API 653 “Body of Knowledge”
Suitable for „„ Understand the requirements for the maintenance, Inspection,

The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing alteration and repair of aboveground storage tanks
engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors „„ Capable of calculating corrosion rates, hydrostatic testing

responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, requirements and weld sizes for shell and roof openings
pipelines, boilers and storage tanks. „„ Determine joint efficiency of tank welds, joint types and weld

sizes for shell and roof openings


It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the
inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process Additional information
equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most „„ If booking on a course and examination package, candidates
common pressure equipment design codes/standards. are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take
the examination is assessed.
Course content „„ UK candidates - if you wish to take the examination, a fee of
Extensive overview of API Std 653 “Body of Knowledge”, corrosion £170.00 + VAT in addition to the course fee
allowances, inspection intervals, joint efficiencies, hydrostatic
testing requirements, weld size determination, hot tapping, tank Five day training course. Examination is to be booked separately and
shell evaluation, degradation mechanisms, ASME welding and NDE can be taken at any TWI Training Centre.
requirements.
Candidates should bring the API examination standard packs before
attending the training course. These can be purchased directly from
API.

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Plant Inspection
API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Examination Preparation Course Course Code: ACT129

Duration „„ Pressure relieving devices, valves, bursting discs, setting,


5 days testing and inspection; API 510 inspection, repair and rerating
of vessels, inspection intervals, inspection requirements,
Course content relationships to ASME codes. Corrosion, minimum thickness
„„ Detailed explanations of all the information covered in the API determination and remaining life calculations
510 ‘Body of Knowledge’ including ASME welding requirements „„ Inspection and degradation mechanisms of pressure vessels,
for pressure vessels section IX and VIII corrosion and cracking mechanisms
„„ ASME Non-Destructive Testing principles and application of „„ Erosion, common corrodents, hydrogen and H2S damage, alloy
Section V degradation
„„ Pressure vessel design review SME Section VIII, weld sizes,
vessel nozzle reinforcement, brittle fracture, weld efficiency
factors, post weld heat treatment

API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Course Code: ATC126


Examination Preparation Course
Duration API 650, weld sizes, tank nozzle reinforcement, brittle fracture, weld
5 days efficiency factors, post weld heat treatment; API 653 inspection,
repair alteration and reconstruction of tanks, inspection intervals,
Course content inspection requirements, relationships to ASME codes. Corrosion,
Detailed explanations of all the information covered in the API minimum thickness determination and remaining life calculations;
653 ‘Body of Knowledge’ including ASME welding requirements for inspection and degradation mechanisms of API 575, cathodic
storage tanks sections IX and API 650; ASME non-destructive testing protection and internal coatings for storage tanks. Safety and
principles and application of section V; storage tank design review preparation issues on tank floors for repair.

API 570 Piping Inspector Examination Preparation Course Course Code: ATC130

Duration review ASME B31.3, weld sizes, pipe branch reinforcement, brittle
5 days fracture, weld efficiency factors, post weld heat treatment; pressure
piping inspection practices; API 570 inspection, repair and re-rating
Course content of piping, inspection intervals, inspection requirements, relationships
Detailed explanations of all the information covered in the API 570 to ASME codes. Corrosion, minimum thickness determination and
‘Body of Knowledge’ including: ASME welding requirements for remaining life calculations; inspection and degradation mechanisms
pressure piping section IX and B31.3 VIII; ASME Non-Destructive of piping corrosion and cracking mechanisms, erosion, common
Testing principles and application of Section V; pressure piping design corrodents, hydrogen and H2S damage, alloy degradation.

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Plastics Welder Training and Qualification
Butt Fusion and Electrofusion Welding Course Code: ATC64

Duration Additional information


1-2 days Tailored course, duration: 1 - 2 days. The specific detail to be included
in the training will be discussed prior to a cost being provided.
Suitable for
Individuals with limited or no previous experience of these welding An examination leading to CSWIP certification can be provided
processes, but who wish to learn them, including maintenance staff following this course if required.
required to install and repair plastic pipe systems, welding engineers
unfamiliar with these processes and engineering apprentices. When held at TWI, the training will be conducted using equipment
from a range of suppliers.
Course content
Introduction to common thermoplastics (PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); key Tailored courses are designed to meet the needs of individual
processing techniques; joint preparation; defects and how to avoid companies, and delivered in-house or at one of our training centres
them; process control; inspection and testing; health and safety; (Middlesbrough or Cambridge). Please see case studies below for
practical butt fusion and electrofusion welding in polypropylene or examples of our bespoke training services.
polyethylene.
Certification in Plastics Welding
Course objectives TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard
„„ To understand practical welding - butt fusion and for approved testing of plastics welders (BS EN 13067) and also entry
electrofusion level certification, via the internationally recognised CSWIP Scheme
„„ To identify plastics materials for Personnel (CSWIP).
„„ To implement procedure control and safe operation
„„ To understand weld properties
„„ To identify faults/defects and how to avoid them

Hot Gas and Extrusion Welding Course Code: ATC61

Duration Course duration


6 days Six days in total covering:
„„ Hot gas appreciation - 1 day

Suitable for „„ Hot gas and extrusion - 2 days

Individuals with little or no previous experience of manual welding „„ Extrusion welding - 2 days

processes, but wishing to learn them, including maintenance staff „„ Injection welding - 1 day

required to install and repair plastic fabrications, welding engineers


unfamiliar with these processes and engineering apprentices. Additional information
An examination leading to CSWIP certification can be provided
Course content following this course if required. Tailored courses (1-5 days) can be
Introduction to common thermoplastics (PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); common designed to meet the needs of individual companies, and delivered in-
processing techniques; weld symbols; joint preparation (including hand house or at one of our training centres (Middlesbrough or Cambridge).
tools); defects and how to avoid them; process control; inspection Please see case studies below for examples of our bespoke training
and testing; health and safety; introduction to CSWIP certification; services.
practical hot gas welding and extrusion welding of PE and PP sheet.
Certification in Plastics Welding
Course objectives TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard
„„ To understand practical welding - hot gas and extrusion for approved testing of plastics welders (BS EN 13067) and also entry
„„ To identify the common plastics materials level certification, via the internationally recognised CSWIP Scheme
„„ To implement procedure control and safe operation for Personnel (CSWIP).
„„ To understand weld properties
„„ To identify faults/defects and how to avoid them

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Plastics Welder Training and Qualification
Welding of Landfill Geomembranes and Pipes for CQA Engineers Course Code: ATC61

Duration Additional information


1 day The course is limited to a maximum of ten persons
Candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the
Suitable for course.
This course has been designed specifically for CQA Engineers and
Environment Agency staff to provide them with a basic understanding Course fee: £295 + VAT per person (including lunch and course notes)
of HDPE geomembranes and pipes, and the techniques used to join
them. Course duration: 1 day

Course content Dates available on request


BGA/CSWIP certification scheme; Introduction to plastics materials;
Principles of plastics welding; Theory of geomembrane and pipe The course is limited to a maximum of ten persons
welding; Good and bad site working practices; Geomembrane welding
practical demonstration and workshop. Candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the
course.
Course objectives
To provide: Certification in Plastics Welding
„„ A fundamental understanding of the plastics welding TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard
techniques and procedures used for welding geomembranes for Approved Testing of Plastics Welders (BS EN 13067), as well as
„„ An understanding of the BGA/CSWIP/TWI certification entry level certification, via the internationally recognised CSWIP
schemes Scheme for Personnel (CSWIP). More information is available at www.
„„ Hands-on experience in the geomembrane welding techniques cswip.com.

Welding of Lining Membranes Course Code: ATC68G

Duration Additional information


1-3 days Tailored course, duration: 1-3 days. The specific details of what will
be included in the training will be discussed prior to a cost being
Suitable for provided.
Individuals with limited or no previous experience of this welding
process but who wish to learn it, including maintenance staff required An examination leading to CSWIP certification can be provided
to install and repair geomembranes, welding engineers unfamiliar with following this course if required.
the process and engineering apprentices.
Certification in Plastics Welding
Course content TWI offers certification aligned to the British and European standard
Introduction to common thermoplastics (PVC, PP, PE, PVDF); key for approved testing of plastics welders (BS EN 13067) and also entry
processing techniques; joint preparation; defects and how to avoid level certification, via the internationally recognised CSWIP Scheme
them; process control; inspection and testing; health and safety; for Personnel (CSWIP).
practical geomembrane welding; good and bad site working practices;
BGA/CSWIP certification scheme. To discuss your requirements or to book a course please telephone
Scott Andrews on 01223 899569 or email Scott Andrews.
Course objectives
To provide:
„„ A fundamental understanding of the plastics welding

techniques and procedures used when site welding a


geomembrane liner
„„ An understanding of the BGA/CSWIP certification scheme

„„ Hands-on experience in the geomembrane welding techniques

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Plastics Welder Training and Qualification
Welding of Moulded Plastic Components Course Code: ATC70

Duration Additional Information


3 days Tailored course, duration: typically three days. The specific details of
what will be included in the training will be discussed prior to a price
Suitable for being provided.
Engineers, technicians and machine operators wishing to gain an
understanding and appreciation of the different welding and joining Course fee includes: course material, refreshment and lunches but
processes, and their suitability for different polymer types, with a does not include travel, accommodation and additional meals.
view to enabling individuals to design components incorporating
joints.. Candidates will take a multiple-choice examination at the end of the
course.
Course Content
This training is recognised by The Welding Institute for CPD.
„„ Hot air and ultrasonic staking, an introduction to plastics,
mechanical and non-destructive testing, practical The training can be delivered at clients’ premises in the UK and
demonstrations of ultrasonic, hot plate, vibration and laser overseas. However, welding demonstrations can only be carried out if
welding and hot air staking the course is delivered at the TWI headquarters in Cambridge, UK.
„„ Advantages and limitations, materials, welding parameters,
eqipment, joint design, applications for the following welding
processes: hot plate, spin, infrared, ultrasonic, vibration and
laser

Course Objectives
„„ To equip attendees with the necessary welding knowledge for
designing plastic moulded parts for complex, high integrity
applications
„„ To provide the information required to optimise a welding
process and trouble-shoot a production problem
„„ To explore the range of processes available for joining
moulded parts

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Process Appreciation
Essentials of Welding Design Course Code: WTC100

Duration Course objectives


2 days „„ To recognise how welding imposes limitations on design
„„ To appreciate the importance of weldability problems in
Suitable for materials selection
Project engineers, design engineers and design draughtsmen, and „„ To design a welded joint to provide adequate access for a
all technical staff who require an understanding of the influence of given process
design in production of acceptable welded fabrications. „„ To make static stress assessments
„„ To understand fatigue behaviour of welded joints
Course content „„ To select materials to avoid brittle fracture
The welded joint; terminology; steps for successful design; features
of welding processes; edge preparations; weld symbols; residual
stress and distortion; defects; weldability; strength of welded joints;
calculation of weld size for static loading; material selection and
process control to avoid brittle fracture; design exercises; assessment
of the relative fatigue life of welds; fatigue life improvement methods.

This course reviews the terminology and explains concisely the basic
principles of effective welding design.

Introduction to Welding and Non-Destructive Testing Course Code: WTC17

Duration Course objectives


5 days „„ To provide a basic understanding of the principles of welding
processes
Suitable for „„ To provide a basic understanding of the principles of visual
Engineering, management and supervisory staff who need to weld inspection
understand the potential problems and avoidance procedures for „„ To give an overview of the main NDT methods used to inspect
welding and cutting operations. It is especially appropriate for welds
graduate staff who need systematic training in the subject. „„ To provide an opportunity to carry out practical NDT
inspection on welded samples
Course content
Terminology; review of commonly used welding processes and Additional information
NDT methods; features and control of welding processes; use and Some practical elements of the training will require dust coats and
control of consumables; approval testing; inspection procedures and safety boots. Although some are available at the training centre,
techniques; welding imperfections and their causes and interpretation; candidates are advised to bring their own PPE clothing. Gloves,
comparative studies in practical application of welding and NDT; goggles and other relevant PPE will be provided.
hands-on experience of welding and NDT.

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TWI Diploma
TWI Diploma in Welding Engineering

TWI has for many years offered the EWF/IIW Welding Engineering The TWI Diploma course content and level is designed to assist
Diploma course and many candidates have successfully completed participants in satisfying the needs of industry and the welding
this programme. Some potential course participants with the right knowledge requirements of two important standards: BS EN ISO
foundation knowledge and extensive experience have, however, 14731 ‘Welding Co-ordination - Tasks and Responsibilities’; and BS
been prevented from receiving appropriate education in welding EN ISO 3834 ‘Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic
engineering because of the level of academic qualifications required Materials’.
to access the EWF/IIW programme.
The TWI Diplomas in Welding and Welding Technology provide a
To develop experienced individuals to help satisfy the industry significant contribution to the TWI/Open University Foundation
shortage of qualified welding engineers, TWI offers the TWI Diplomas Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering (http://www3.
in Welding Engineering, Welding Technology and Welding exclusively open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/g18.htm). You will be
to those who do not satisfy the access requirements for the EWF/IIW awarded 90 credits for your TWI Diplomas and you will study an
programme. additional 150 credits from Open University modules to complete the
foundation degree. Study via this route with the Open University also
Unlike the current EWF/IIW diplomas, the TWI Diploma entry opens up the opportunity to take additional modules and gain an
requirements are based on applicants’ experience and knowledge engineering degree at BSc, BEng or MEng level.
rather than on academic qualifications.
The TWI Diploma courses are designed to provide professional
Applicants who are able to satisfy the access conditions for the development routes for those candidates who currently do not
EWF/IIW diplomas will continue to be enrolled on that programme satisfy the EWF/IIW access conditions for the International/European
automatically. Welding Engineer diploma. If you would like to explore how the TWI
Diplomas can support your education in welding engineering, please
contact us.

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Underwater Inspection and NDT
Introduction to Subsea Inspection Course Code: DS11

Duration Course objectives


3 days „„ To understand the fundamental principles
„„ To increase awareness of the subsea inspection environment
Suitable for for supervisory and management personnel
Engineers, technical, operational, maintenance and inspection „„ To introduce subsea inspection to those who are considering
personnel working within the offshore industry, requiring a general a career offshore
knowledge and awareness of Subsea Inspection.
Entry requirements
Course content No formal entry qualifications required.
Offshore structures and installations; loading; the deterioration of
steel and concrete; marine growth; corrosion (including protection and
monitoring); welding (including terminology and defect identification);
cleaning for inspection; remedial grinding; methods of inspection; IRM;
QA/QC; recording and reporting.

CSWIP 3.1U NDT Inspection Diver Course Code: DIS1

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Course objectives


Commercial divers requiring internationally recognised inspection „„ To explain theoretical principles of subsea visual inspection
qualifications. „„ To be proficient in practical visual subsea inspection
techniques
Course content „„ To gain eligibility to sit the CSWIP 3.1U examinatio
This underwater NDT inspection course covers: theoretical instruction
to CSWIP approved syllabus; general underwater and close visual Entry requirements
inspection; recording by video and photography; cathodic protection „„ Hold an approved commercial diving qualification
measurements; ultrasonic digital thickness measurements; end-of- „„ Hold an HSE approved in-date full commercial diver medical
course assessment. certificate

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Underwater Inspection and NDT
CSWIP 3.2U NDT Inspection Diver Course Code: DIS2

Duration Entry requirements


5 days „„ Must hold current CSWIP 3.1U certificate
„„ Hold an HSE approved in-date full commercial diver medical
Suitable for certificate
Commercial divers requiring knowledge of advanced underwater NDT „„ 50 logged diving hours working as a practicing commercial
techniques and career progression from the CSWIP 3.1U. diver for back-to-back 3.1U followed by the 3.2U

Course content Please note:


Theoretical instruction to CSWIP approved syllabus; advanced If candidates are taking the 3.1U and 3.2U back-to-back then they
underwater NDT techniques; magnetic particle inspection; weld toe must have satisfied the 3.1U and 3.2U training requirements and take
grinding; overview of electro-magnetic techniques. the 3.1U examination prior to the 3.2U examination.

Certification/Awarding Body These combined examinations will require the candidate to spend
CSWIP more than one day at the test centre. 3.2U certificates will only
be issued if success in both the 3.1U and 3.2U examinations is
Course objectives achieved and the candidate has provided proof of at least one years’
„„ To explain theoretical principles relating to subsea NDT experience working as a practising commercial diver.
inspection
„„ To be proficient in practical NDT subsea inspection
techniques
„„ To gain eligibility to sit the CSWIP 3.2U examination

CSWIP 3.3U ROV Inspector Course Code: DIS3

Duration Note for UK customers: In Middlesbrough, the course and exam are
9 days conducted on 9 consecutive week days. In Aberdeen, the course and
exam are conducted on 9 consecutive days including week-ends.
Suitable for
Manned submersible or ROV pilots/observers. NDT inspection divers, Entry requirements
surface NDT practitioners or those with an engineering/science „„ Be a manned submersible pilot or observer, having completed
qualification. a minimum of 15 operational dives OR
„„ Be a ROV pilot or observer having completed a minimum of
Course content 100 logged hours of underwater inspection work experience
Quality assurance; closed circuit television; calibration of equipment; as pilot or observer OR
cathodic protection systems; interpretation and recording methods. „„ Have a qualification in a relevant engineering or science
subject which should not be less than an HNC level or
Certification/Awarding Body equivalent and a minimum of 12 months subsea engineering
CSWIP related work, including a minimum of 60 days spent at an
offshore site OR
Course objectives „„ Be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U Diver
„„ To explain theoretical principles relating to remotely applied Inspector who has held such certification for a minimum
subsea inspection methods of three years, with a minimum of 100 logged hours of
„„ To have basic understanding of quality assurance methods underwater inspection work OR
„„ To be competent to coordinate data retrieved from ROVs „„ Be a surface practitioner certified under CSWIP, PCN in
„„ To gain eligibility to sit the CSWIP 3.3U examination ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle or penetrant testing
or equivalent approval accepted by the CSWIP In-Service
Additional information Inspection Management Committee, who has a minimum
8 day course and 1 day exam (date to be arranged when booking and of three years documented experience in the application of
subject to availability). Fee includes exam. NDT methods related to offshore facilities and to have spent
a minimum of 30 days at an offshore work site gaining
The course only (8 days) is also available - please contact Customer familiarity with underwater techniques
Services for further information.

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Underwater Inspection and NDT
CSWIP 3.4U Underwater Inspection Controller Course Code: DIS4

Duration Note for UK customers: In Middlesbrough, the course and exam are
12 days conducted on 12 consecutive week days. In Aberdeen, the course and
exam are conducted on 12 consecutive days including weekends.
Suitable for
Holders of a qualification in a relevant engineering or science subject. Entry requirements
CSWIP 3.3U ROV inspectors, CSWIP 3.1U or 3.2U diver inspectors and „„ to have a qualification in a relevant engineering or science
surface NDT practitioners. subject which should not be less than HNC level or equivalent
and a minimum of 12 months subsea engineering related
Course content work, including a minimum of 60 days spent at an offshore
Advanced NDT techniques; recording and processing data; site OR
interpretation and recording methods; quality assurance; intervention „„ to be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.3U ROV
techniques; inspection, planning and briefing. Inspector who has held this certification for a minimum of
one year, with a minimum of 300 logged hours of underwater
Certification/Awarding Body inspection work OR
CSWIP „„ to be a current or previously approved CSWIP 3.1U or
3.2U Diver Inspector who has held such certification for a
Course objectives minimum of three years, with a minimum of 100 logged hours
„„ To be competent to plan and coordinate subsea inspection of underwater inspection work OR
programmes „„ to be a surface NDT Practitioner certified under CSWIP, PCN
„„ To be proficient in recording and processing data produced by in ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle or penetrant testing
subsea inspection campaigns or equivalent approval accepted by the CSWIP In-Service
„„ To gain eligibility to sit the CSWIP 3.4U examination Inspection Management Committee, who has a minimum of
3 years documented experience in the application of NDT
Additional information methods related to offshore facilities and to have spent
10 day course and 2 day exam (date to be arranged when booking a minimum of 30 days at an offshore work site gaining
and subject to availability). Fee includes exam. familiarity with underwater inspection techniques

Inshore Diving Tender Course Code: DIS10

Duration Course objectives


1 day To give an insight of the roles & responsibilities required by a tender
when working on commercial diving projects Inland/Inshore
Suitable for
Open to all

Course content
Basic explanation of health and safety legislation; scope and areas
covered by the code; explaining definitions within the regulations;
explanation of roles and responsibilities within the Dive Team
focusing on the role of a Diver Tender; general diving methods and
equipment; description of functions of various plant and equipment
relating to a dive site; glossary of terms and comprehensive check
list; safety considerations working with or in the vicinity of various
hazards; description of various diving dress and their functions
used within the industry; instruction on the various diving hats and
locking systems used within the industry; practical application which
would involve dressing commercial divers under supervision at our
underwater facility in Middlesbrough, UK.

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Underwater Inspection and NDT
MMA Wet Welding to AWS D3.6 Codings Course Code: DIS5

Duration Course objectives


10 days „„ To explain the theoretical principles of MMA welding
„„ To train students to pass welder approval qualifications that
Suitable for are witnessed by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.
Professional divers who wish to further their experience in MMA wet
welding techniques. Candidates must hold an in-date HSE approved Additional information
divers medical certificate. 9 day course and 1 day exam (date to be arranged when booking and
subject to availability). Fee includes welder qualification testing to
Course content AWS D3.6 Class B that is witnessed by Lloyd’s Register.
Theoretical instruction including weld terminology, weld design, weld
defects and applications; dry practical exercises including bead- Note: Certification issued by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.
on-plate and fillet welds; comprehensive tuition on underwater wet
welding techniques and practical exercises; welding test to AWS D3.6
Class B coding witnessed by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

Certification/Awarding Body
„„ Lloyd’s Register

Refresher 3.1U/ 3.2U Course Code: DIS1-2R

Duration Course content


1 day Practical and theoretical training for experienced divers wishing
to renew their CSWIP certificates. These courses are individually
Suitable for designed to meet the customer’s requirements.
Candidates wishing to refresh their knowledge before taking the
examination.

Refresher 3.3U/ 3.4U Course Code: DIS3-4R

Duration
1 day

Suitable for
Candidates wishing to refresh their knowledge before taking the
examination.

Course content
Practical and theoretical training for ROV inspectors and inspection
co-ordinators wishing to renew their CSWIP certificates. Courses are
individually designed to meet the customer’s requirements.

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Welder Training and Qualification
For a skilled and competent workforce

„„ Tailor-made courses for companies or self-sponsored „„ TWI is able to witness approval tests, provide full NDT and
individuals at basic, refresher and advanced levels covering the mechanical test house facilities
major industry sectors (oil, gas & chemicals, power, automotive, „„ Welder/Operator qualification testing to: ASME IX, BS EN
aerospace, construction...) 287/9606, CAA BCAR A8-10, BS 4872 Parts 1 & 2, BS EN 1418
„„ A range of bespoke courses in MMA, TIG, MIG/MAG/FCAW „„ Procedure qualification testing to : ASME IX, BS EN ISO 15614,
„„ Our training is delivered by Registered Master Welding ANSI/AWS D1.1, BS EN 13134
Instructors and all qualification tests are witnessed by CSWIP „„ Assistance to identify test type and determine the range of
approved welding inspectors approval to minimise the number of approved tests
„„ Delivery in our purpose built training workshops in Abington or „„ Training offered under publicly funded schemes such as ReACT
on-site at customers premises worldwide
„„ All common manual arc welding processes The qualification documentation is issued and authenticated by TWI
„„ Product simulated workmanship exercises Certification Ltd, officially recognised by DTI/UKAS Pressure Equipment
„„ We can help develop welding procedures to your own particular Directive (PED)
needs
„„ Product simulated workmanship exercises

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Welding Coordination and Supervision
Appreciation of Engineering Quality Documentation Review Course Code: WIS21

Duration visual, weld audit and weld history reports; fundamental knowledge
3 days requirements for QC personnel to carry out document review; in-
depth assessment of documentation.
Suitable for
Personnel involved in compiling and reviewing mechanical/engineering Course objectives
quality documentation for client acceptance. Inspectors, engineers, To be able to identify and quantify fabrication or procedural non-
document controllers looking to expand their current knowledge of compliances against specified procedures
Quality Control activities.
Additional information
Course content Course entry is not restricted, however it is recommended that
Analytical review of engineering documentation: material test students have some knowledge/experience of the engineering/
certificates; Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT); NDE; pressure testing; construction industry.

CSWIP Welding Quality Control Coordinator Course Code: WIS20

Duration Entry requirements


5 days Candidates must have the following as a minimum:
„„ A current valid CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector certification

Suitable for plus three years’ experience related to the duties and
Welding inspection and quality personnel. This qualification is a responsibilities or an international equivalent OR
natural career progression for experienced inspection personnel who „„ A current valid CSWIP Welding Inspector certification with

wish to demonstrate their level of competence in the field of Quality 10 years’ documented experience related to the duties and
Control management. responsibilities or an international equivalent
„„ Have a minimum 5 years’ documented experience working

Customers wishing to enrol on this course must have a knowledge of: at a position with full responsibility for all welding- related
application of the requirements of codes and standards; identification quality control functions, including supervision of the welding
of relevant material, components; heat treatment procedures and inspection staff
recording systems; hydrostatic test methods, safety and best
practice and pneumatic testing; awareness of destructive mechanical Candidates must have knowledge in the following methods when
testing; quality related procedures and practices; health and safety enrolling onto this course:
requirements and practices; knowledge of associated manufacturing „„ Application of the requirements of codes and standards

processes and operations; use and application of inspection quality „„ Identification of relevant material, components

test plans/written schemes of examination. „„ Knowledge of heat treatment procedures and recording

systems
Course content „„ Knowledge of hydrostatic test methods, safety and best

Planning; inspection test plans (quality plans); review and acceptance practice and pneumatic testing
of: material certification, mechanical testing reports, welding „„ Awareness of destructive mechanical testing

procedures qualifications, welder qualifications, PWHT reports and „„ Knowledge of quality related procedures and practices

procedures, pressure testing reports, NDT reports, as built drawing, „„ Health and safety requirements and practices

engineering query, non-conformance reports, final certification. „„ Knowledge of associated manufacturing processes and

operations
Certification/Awarding Body „„ Use and application of inspection quality test plans/written

CSWIP schemes of examination

Additional information
Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation of an
examination. All courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Quality
Control Coordinator examination for candidates with appropriate
experience as specified in CSWIP document CSWIP- QCC-20-08.

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Welding Inspection
CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS1

Duration Additional information


2 days „„ Examination applicants must submit a detailed CV/rėsumė
when booking this course
Suitable for „„ Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation
Welders, operators, line inspectors and foremen who undertake of an examination. All courses may be followed by a
visual examination of welded joints; quality control staff associated CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with
with welding; all staff who need basic training in welding inspection appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document
coupled with a qualification in this field. WI-6-92. All CSWIP requirement documents are available at
www.cswip.com
This course is also available with a practical module: CSWIP Visual
Welding Inspector with Practical Module (4 days). Entry requirements
Although there is no specific experience required, it is recommended
Course content that candidates possess a minimum of six months’ welding-related
This welding inspection course covers: visual inspection procedures; engineering experience and two years’ industrial experience.
relevant codes of practice, terms and definitions; welding
processes and typical welding defects; weld measurements; typical In addition, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of CSWIP
documentation and requirements; practical inspection and reporting. document WI-6-92 available at www.cswip.com
All CSWIP requirement documents are available at www.cswip.com.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP

Course objectives
„„ To identify various weld imperfections (defects)
„„ To understand the relevant welding technology related to
visual inspection
„„ To understand the need for documentation in welding
„„ To be aware of codes and standards related to inspection
requirements
„„ To carry out inspection of parent materials and consumables
„„ To carry out visual inspection of welds, report on them and
assess their compliance with specified acceptance criteria
„„ To pass the CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector qualification

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Welding Inspection
CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector with Practical Module Course Code: WIS6

Duration Course objectives


4 days „„ To gain a knowledge of practical welding to enhance
attendees’ understanding of the inspection of welded
Suitable for products
Welders, operators, line inspectors and foremen who undertake „„ To identify various weld imperfections (defects)
visual examination of welded joints; quality control staff associated „„ To understand the relevant welding technology related to
with welding; all staff who need basic training in welding inspection visual inspection
coupled with a qualification in this field. „„ To understand the need for documentation in welding
„„ To be aware of codes and standards related to inspection
This course is designed for those that require some knowledge of requirements
practical welding to enhance their understanding of the inspection „„ To carry out inspection of parent materials and consumables
of welded products, therefore this course combines two days of „„ To carry out visual inspection of welds, report on them and
workshop related activities with a further two days of welding assess their compliance with specified acceptance criteria
inspection before the CSWIP 3.0 exam. „„ To pass the CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector qualification

This course but without the practical module is also available: CSWIP Additional information
3.0 Visual Welding Inspector - Level 1 (2 days). „„ Attendees will need to supply their own flame-proof overalls
and steel cap safety boots
Course content „„ Examination applicants must submit a detailed CV/résumé
This welding inspection course covers: visual inspection procedures; when booking this course
relevant codes of practice, terms and definitions; welding „„ Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation
processes and typical welding defects; weld measurements; typical of an examination. All courses may be followed by a
documentation and requirements; practical inspection and reporting. CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with
All CSWIP requirement documents are available at www.cswip.com. appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document
WI-6-92. All CSWIP requirement documents are available at
The practical element will cover participation in structured practical www.cswip.com
welding exercises to include health and safety, process advantages
and limitations, joint preparation and fit up conditions, causes and Entry requirements
avoidance of welding defects. Although there is no specific experience required, it is recommended
that candidates possess a minimum of six months’ welding related
engineering experience and two years’ industrial experience.

In addition, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of CSWIP


document WI-6-92 available at www.cswip.com

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Welding Inspection
CSWIP Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS5

Duration Additional information


5 days CSWIP Welding Inspector examination - All candidates must attend
a CSWIP approved course of training prior to examination. Enrolment
Suitable for on this course does not constitute reservation of an examination. All
Inspection engineers and supervisory staff. The course is ideal for courses may be followed by a CSWIP Welding Inspector examination
inspectors requiring preparation for the CSWIP examinations - for candidates with appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP
Welding Inspector. document WI-6-92. All CSWIP documents are available at www.cswip.
com.
Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to
attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds course to prepare Entry requirements
for this course. „„ Welding Inspector for a minimum of 3 years with experience
related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.2
Pre-course eLearning CSWIP Welding Inspection - Theory of CSWIP document WI-6-92, under qualified supervision,
Online pre-course eLearning is available and provides candidates independently verified OR
with a thorough eLearning experience and an essential foundation of „„ Certified Visual Welding Inspector (Level 1) for a minimum of
knowledge before attending the full, classroom based CSWIP Welding 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1 and
Inspection course. 1.2.2 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
„„ Welding Instructor or Welding Foreman/Supervisor for a
minimum of 5 years
Course content
The duties and responsibilities of a welding inspector; fusion welding In addition to all the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4
processes; typical weld defects; types of steel; carbon-manganese, of document WI-6-92 available at www.cswip.com
low alloy and stainless steels; hardening of steels; weldability; heat
treatment; parent metal defects; visual inspection; testing parent Experience will need to be verified by either your previous/present
metals and welds; destructive tests; NDT techniques; welder and employer/company.
procedure approval; codes and standards; outline of safe working
practices; practice in examination questions; continuous and end-
of-course assessment. In addition, candidates meeting the CSWIP
requirements for eligibility complete the relevant CSWIP examination
on day 5.

In addition, candidates can purchase TWI’s online CSWIP Welding


Inspector Pre-Learning package which prepares them for the course.

Certification/Awarding Body
CSWIP

Course objectives
„„ To understand factors which influence the quality of fusion
welds in steels
„„ To recognise characteristics of commonly used welding
processes in relation to quality control
„„ To interpret drawing instructions and symbols to ensure that
specifications are met
„„ To set up and report on inspection of welds, macrosections
and other mechanical tests
„„ To assess and report on welds to acceptance levels
„„ To confirm that incoming material meets stipulated
requirements and recognise the effects on weld quality of
departure from specification
„„ To be in a position to pass the Welding Inspector - Level 2
examinations

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Welding Inspection
CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS10

Duration Certification/Awarding Body


5 days CSWIP

Suitable for Additional information


Experienced welding inspectors and quality control staff, especially „„ Enrolment on this course does not constitute reservation
those who are proceeding to the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector of an examination. All courses may be followed by a
examination. It is essential that course members have a knowledge of CSWIP Welding Inspector examination for candidates with
the subjects covered in the course Welding Inspector before joining appropriate experience as specified in CSWIP document WI-
this course. 6-92. See CSWIP document available for download from the
CSWIP website
It is the responsibility of the examination candidates to either hold „„ Although this course covers most of the syllabus for the
CSWIP Welding Inspector or consider attending the Welding Inspector examination it does not include training in interpretation of
course and examination (WIS5E) prior to this course/examination. radiographs. Examination candidates who do not possess a
current CSWIP or PCN Radiographic Interpreter’s certificate
The CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector course covers a wide range should attend the Interpretation of Radiographs - Part B
of subjects and therefore it is advisable for the student to do some (light and dense metal welds) course and examination
preparation before attending the course.
Entry requirements
Pre-course eLearning CSWIP Welding Inspection - Theory „„ Certified Welding Inspector (Level 2) for a minimum of 2 years
Online pre-course eLearning is available and provides candidates with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and
with a thorough eLearning experience and an essential foundation of 1.2.3 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
knowledge before attending the full, classroom based CSWIP Welding „„ 5 years’ authenticated experience related to the duties and
Inspection course. responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.3, independently verified

Course content In either case above candidates must hold a valid CSWIP Level 2 (3.1)
QA and QC; destructive testing; heat treatments; welding procedures; certificate.
welding dissimilar; residual stress and distortion; weldability;
weld fractures; welding symbols; non-destructive testing; welding In addition to the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of
consumables; weld repairs; specifications; joint design; HSLA and document WI-6-92 available at www.cswip.com
quenched and tempered steels; arc energy and heat input.

As can be seen from the above, there are sixteen different subjects
and therefore a good prior knowledge or preparatory work of these
would give any student a significant advantage before they attempt
the course and examination.

The CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector course builds on knowledge


from the CSWIP Welding Inspector course, therefore it is advisable
to refresh knowledge by reading the course material. There are
various sources where a student can gain knowledge of the subjects
mentioned. Here is a list of good welding handbooks which can be
purchased:
„„ A C Davies The science and Practice of Welding & The

Practice of Welding
„„ AWS Welding Handbook Volumes One and Two

„„ Jeffus Welding Principles and applications

In addition, candidates can purchase TWI’s online CSWIP Senior


Welding Inspector Pre-Learning package which prepares them for the
course.

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Welding Inspection - Bridging and Exam Packages
AWS CWI to CSWIP Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS7

Duration Course objectives


3 days This 3 day course and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Welding Inspection bridging examination.
Suitable for
Holders of an AWS qualification wishing to upgrade to an Entry requirements
internationally recognised qualification. Need to be a current AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Course content
Welding technology; processes; metallurgy; cracking mechanisms;
NDT; defect and inspection.

BGAS Welding Inspector to CSWIP Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS7-BGAS

Duration Course objectives


2 days This 3 day course and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Welding Inspector bridging examination.
Suitable for
Need to be a current BGAS Certified Welding Inspector for a minimum Entry requirements
of 3 years Need to be a current BGAS Certified Welding Inspector

Course content
Welding technology; processes; metallurgy; cracking mechanisms;
NDT; defect and inspection.

CWB Level 1 to CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS8-1

Duration
3 days

Course content
The training modules have been set up to provide training and
instruction in the requirements for the bridging examination for
present holders of CWB requiring CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector
approval and certification

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Welding Inspection - Bridging and Exam Packages
CWB Level 2 to CSWIP Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS8

Duration Course objectives


3 days This 3 day course and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Welding Inspector bridging examination.
Suitable for
Holders of a Canadian Welding Inspector Level 2 qualification wishing Entry requirements
to upgrade to an internationally recognised qualification. Need to hold a current CWB Welding Inspector Level 2

Course content
Welding technology; processes; metallurgy; cracking mechanisms;
NDT; defect and inspection.

CWB Level 3 to CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS8-3

Duration Course objectives


3 days This 3 day course and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector bridging examination.
Suitable for
Holders of a Canadian Welding Inspector Level 3 qualification wishing Entry requirements
to upgrade to an internationally recognised qualification. Need to hold a current CWB Welding Inspector Level 3

Course content
Welding technology; NDT reports; fracture failures; weld symbols on
engineering drawings.

SAIW Level 1 to CSWIP Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS7-SAIW1

Duration Course objectives


3 days This 3 day course and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Welding Inspector bridging examination.
Suitable for
Holders of a SAIW Level 1 Welding Inspector qualification wishing to Entry requirements
upgrade to an internationally recognised certification. Need to hold a current SAIW Welding/Fabricator Inspector 1

Course content
Welding technology; processes; metallurgy; cracking mechanisms;
NDT; defect and inspection.

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Welding Inspection - Bridging and Exam Packages
SAIW Level 2 to CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS7-SAIW2

Duration Course objectives


2 days This 2 day couse and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector bridging examination.
Suitable for
Holders of a SAIW Level 2 Welding Inspector qualification wishing to Entry requirements
upgrade to an internationally recognised qualification. Need to hold a current SAIW Welding/Fabricator Inspector 2

Course content
Welding technology; NDT reports; fracture failures; weld symbols on
engineering drawings.

WTIA Welding Inspector to CSWIP Welding Inspector Course Code: WIS7-WTIA

Duration Course objectives


3 days This 3 day course and exam package is designed to prepare students
for the CSWIP Welding Inspector bridging examination.
Suitable for Additional information:
Holders of a WTIA Welding Inspector qualification wishing to upgrade
to an internationally recognised qualification. Entry requirements
Need to be a current WTIA Welding Inspector
Course content
Welding technology; processes; metallurgy; cracking mechanisms;
NDT; defect and inspection.

Course Code: #

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Welding Procedures and Welder Qualification
CSWIP Certification of Personnel Reviewing Course Code: WIS22
Welding Procedures to ASME IX

Duration „„ To understand how a welding procedure is compiled against


5 days ASME IX and assessed for compliance to that standard/code

Suitable for Additional information


QA/QC personnel, welding inspectors, welding engineers, welding co- TWI will provide the code for the course and examination. However,
ordinators, surveyors, third parties. this will remain the property of TWI.

Course content Requirements prior to taking a certification test:


Codes and standards; ASME IX introduction; ASME IX; QG - General; Job responsibilities and experience criteria for examination eligibility
heat input; essential variables; non-essential variables; supplementary as given below are strictly adhered to and enforced.
essential variables; mechanical properties; destructive testing and
NDE; formulating welding procedures; QW procedure and WPS; Candidates must have the following as a minimum:
training exercise WPS and PQR; welder qualification; welding „„ Hold a current valid Senior Welding Inspector or International

performance and welders. equivalent OR


„„ Certified Welding Inspector (3.1) with two years relevant

Certification/Awarding Body verified work experience or International equivalent OR


CSWIP „„ An HNC in Welding Fabrication OR

„„ Been working in a quality control function related to welding


Course objectives activities with five years verified working experience - this
Attendees will be able: could relate to a CSWIP 3.1 holder
„„ To demonstrate that they can navigate through ASME IX

Introduction to ASME IX Welding Standards Course Code: WTC75

Duration Course objectives


2 days „„ To understand the approval standards
„„ To understand detailed requirements of approval tests
Suitable for „„ To have the knowledge to supervise welder and weld
Engineers, inspectors, supervisors responsible for approval testing. procedure approval tests
„„ To organise and supervise the necessary laboratory tests
Course content „„ To interpret test results and identify where reapproval is
This course will give attendees an understanding of how to construct necessary
a procedure and welder qualification. In addition, it will show how „„ To understand how to complete the required documentation
procedures are developed to give the optimum range of approval
utilising all essential variables. There will be classroom examples to
work through. Course Code: #

Introduction to European Welding Standards Course Course Code: WTC90

Duration An examination of the relevant standards, showing how welding


2 days procedures and welder qualifications are developed with regards to
mechanical testing NDT and how essential variables affect their use.
Suitable for Practical exercises in class will show how procedures are constructed
Welding co-ordinators and other specialists involved in the and reviewed.
qualification of welding procedures, and/or welders and welding
operators. Course objectives
„„ To appreciate how welding procedures and welder
Course content qualifications are constructed
An introduction to the latest European Standards for welding
procedure qualification (BS EN 15614) and welder qualification (BS EN
287 and 9606).

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Sept 2017,

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