TWI Virtual Academy a hit with candidates and employers

TWI Virtual Academy a hit with candidates and employers

TWI’s ground-breaking blended learning service, the TWI Virtual Academy, is already proving popular with both trainees and companies following its launch at the end of last year.

The service allows candidates to cover the theory elements of their course online, in their own time, before attending one of TWI’s training centres to complete the course.

Courses available through the Virtual Academy so far are Blended Learning Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing, refresher packages for CSWIP Welding Inspector and Senior Welding Inspector, and pre-course learning for CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector. Pre-course learning for CSWIP Welding Inspector will be added soon, with other new courses set to be introduced throughout 2016.

To show potential candidates what they can expect from studying with the TWI Virtual Academy, TWI has launched a demo that allows you to complete a section of an eLearning module free of charge.

The demo, covering destructive testing, is taken from the CSWIP Welding Inspector refresher package. To access it, just follow the link below and then log in with the username demo and the password Demo-123 (case sensitive).

A number of candidates have already achieved certification through TWI’s eLearning programmes. The first group graduated at the end of 2015, with candidate Paul Chapman praising the eLearning section for being ‘easy to navigate, with concise information sections and tests to verify understanding before moving on’.

eLearning is an excellent option for candidates who wish to minimise time away from the office. Using materials at the same high standard as TWI’s classroom resources, but with the added flexibility of being completed online, it’s a great option for anyone who might struggle to commit the time for an entirely classroom-based course.

The high quality of the TWI Virtual Academy eLearning resources has attracted interest from several companies across various industry sectors. Its modular nature means sections can easily be incorporated into internal training packages, and TWI can create dedicated pages on its learner management system for any company that wishes to benefit from the materials.

To find out more about eLearning with TWI, visit the Virtual Academy website or e-mail