A training candidate based in Brazil used TWI’s eLearning service to maximise his
chances of successfully achieving CSWIP certification – with brilliant results.
Fernando Antonio Juliao Martins from Rio de Janeiro has been working as an ultrasonic
inspector for five years, primarily in the oil and gas and power sectors. With these
industries increasingly demanding more advanced non-destructive testing methods,
he decided the next step in his career would be to undertake training in phased
array ultrasonic testing.
Based on research and recommendations from his colleagues, along with TWI’s unrivalled
reputation for delivering industry-leading training, Fernando decided to travel
to the UK to attend a course at the newly built training school at TWI’s Great Abington
The course he enrolled on was Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) – Welds – Blended Learning
Travelling from South America to Europe for training is a serious commitment of
both time and money. Self-sponsored student Fernando was determined to do everything
he could to ensure he passed his CSWIP exam first time, so when registering for
the course he opted for the blended learning option, combining online study with
traditional classroom-delivered tuition.
This had a number of advantages. First, it meant that he was only required to attend
two weeks of training in Great Abington, rather than three – the first week’s material
was covered online. This meant less time away from work in Brazil and a considerable
saving in accommodation costs.
Second, it gave him flexibility to study the online segment at a convenient time.
Fernando was able to accommodate this around his full-time working commitments,
studying online in the evenings.
Finally, studying online is especially beneficial to someone, like Fernando, whose
first language is not English. He was able to revisit sections of the course to
make sure he understood them, with clear supporting videos helping to explain some
of the more difficult concepts. With 60 days’ access to the materials included with
the course, he had plenty of time to make sure he had a good understanding of every
Fernando was very impressed with his time at TWI. Praising the facilities as being
like ‘a different world’ and highly complimentary of the training and support staff,
he plans to return to Great Abington in the future to gain CSWIP certification in
another advanced ultrasonic technique: time-of-flight diffraction.
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