Diploma in Welding graduation on 12 October at TWI in Great Abington,
Cambridge, was the third ceremony to be held to mark this challenging
Chris Eady, Associate Director, Professional Affairs and Certification, TWI,
gave a presentation on the value of the EWF/IIW within industry and the
importance of gaining the qualification. He then congratulated the 15 students
present on their hard work and well-deserved qualifications, and presented them
individually with a plaque to commemorate their achievement. The ceremony was
followed by a lunch which gave the graduates a fantastic chance to get together,
share their experiences and network. A total of 650 modules have been taken so
far this year in the UK and 50 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Diploma in Welding provides a crucial qualification for those individuals
who will be responsible for welding operations within industry. It’s an
internationally recognised certification supported by the International
Institute of Welding (IIW) and the European Federation for Welding, Joining and
Cutting (EWF) for assessing the competence of tasks and responsibilities during
welding coordination (BS EN ISO 14731).
The EWF/IIW Diploma comprises three different levels as shown on the
Specialist - For personnel with basic technical knowledge where
the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for planning, executing,
supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities within a limited
technical field, involving only simple welded constructions.
Technologist - For personnel with specific technical knowledge
where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning,
executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities in welding
fabrication within a selective or limited technical field.
Engineer - For Personnel with comprehensive technical
knowledge, where full technical knowledge is required for the planning,
executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities in welding
The students who studied for the diploma in 2014 between them earned 29
Specialist certificates, 26 Technologist certificates and 26 Engineer
certificates. TWI has been running this course since 1993 and since then around
830 engineers have graduated along with 480 each of technologists and
TWI now trains over 26,000 students each year around
the world in welding, engineering, non-destructive testing and welding
For more information please email the
training centre, or call on +44 (0)1223 899500.
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Cambridge CB21 6AL, United Kingdom
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