Course Title:
CSWIP 3.2 - Senior Welding Inspector PLUS Theory Pre-course eLearning Package
Course Details:
Certification/Awarding bodies:
Starting: 27 March 2017
Duration: 5.00 (days)
Location: United Kingdom
Venue: Middlesbrough

Booking Information
Course & Examination
£ 1,785.00 + VAT
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Suitable for:
This online pre-course learning will provide candidates with a thorough eLearning experience and an essential foundation of knowledge before attending the full, classroom based CSWIP Welding Inspection course. It will also allow candidates to identify areas of weakness or uncertainty that can be discussed with the lecturer during the full course delivery.

The pre-courses are also very effective as supplementary learning resources and visual revision tools to support the learning materials and course content from their full, classroom-based CSWIP Welding Inspection course. These packages provide comprehensive blended learning experiences that lend themselves to all types of learning preferences.

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Course Content:
The package consists of twelve modules:
  • Module 1: Introduction to Metallurgy - General metallurgical principles, characteristics of hot and cold work, and the effects of heat treatment
  • Module 2: Duties of a Senior Welding Inspector - Requirements of a senior welding inspector before, during, and after welding including signing off of a product and QA/QC
  • Module 3: Weldability of Steels - Definition of the term weldability, characteristics of steel alloys and their cracking mechanisms
  • Module 4: Non-Destructive Testing - Basic insight into the main NDT methods that welding inspectors will encounter
  • Module 5: Destructive Testing/Quantitative and Qualitative - Destructive tests available to establish the mechanical properties and soundness of welded joints
  • Module 6: Welding Processes - Main arc welding processes, the variables that affect them and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Module 7: Residual Stress and Distortion - Causes of residual stress and distortion and how to prevent them
  • Module 8: Welding Symbols on Engineering Drawings - The different welding symbols that are used to symbolically represent weld joints
  • Module 9: Welding Inspection Assessment - Test on knowledge acquired from all the Welding Inspection modules
  • Module 10: NDT Reports - Various elements that should be included on different types of NDT reports
  • Module 11: Fracture Assessment - Different fracture mechanisms that may occur in welded joints and how to prepare detailed reports
  • Module 12: Welding Procedures - Outlining the process involved in qualifying welding procedures and approving welders

Additional Information:
With the eLearning platform, you can track your progress and invest more time in the areas you need to. You can also speed through those areas where you have greater knowledge and more confidence. Assessments at the end of modules are designed to test your knowledge. But if you fail these, don't worry - when you relaunch the module, you can begin a 'new attempt' and try the assessment again. The same applies to stand-alone assessment modules.

A course will be marked as 'Complete' once all of its modules have been passed. Even if you have completed a course, you can still go back to revise a particular topic again, as long as you do so within the 60-day timeframe. You can also make a note of any topics you found difficult, and make a note to ask your tutor when you attend your full, classroom-based course.

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

Interactive demo - Destructive Testing
  • Click here to access the destructive testing interactive demo, then log in with the username demo and the password Demo-123 (case sensitive).

eLearning technical specifications:

In order to fully access the online courses, you will need the following minimum system requirements:
  • Latest version of your web browser of choice (if possible) will provide the best experience
  • Required: Flash Player web browser plug-in installed (latest version)
  • Recommended internet speed: at least 0.5 Mbps
  • Display resolution : minimum 1024x768
  • Ideal for use on desktops or tablets.

  • Certified Welding Inspector (Level 2) for a minimum of 2 years with job responsibilities in the areas listed in 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 of CSWIP document WI-6-92 OR
  • 5 years' authenticated experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in Clause 1.2.3, independently verified.

In either case above candidates must hold a valid CSWIP Level 2 (3.1) certificate.

In addition to the above, candidates must comply with Clause 1.3.4 of document WI-6-92 available at