Skills Bootcamps at TWI: Funded Training for the Tees Valley

We are pleased to announce the launch of Skills Bootcamps at TWI Middlesbrough for individuals and companies in the Tees Valley region.

TWI is running a funded training programme from now until 31 March 2023. We have 3 categories lined up that include the following:




Fund 1

Unemployed / self-employed

Full Funding

Fund 2


90% Funding

Fund 3

Larger Companies (over 250 employees)

70% Funding


These categories and funding options are exclusively open to Tees Valley individuals or companies only.

The programme includes a minimum of 60 hours in-person contact, in addition to potential online contact as well, with the training delivered at TWI Middlesbrough, although there is some scope for us to provide training on-site at your location.

The Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in partnership with employers, further education training providers and local government. The training and support available is aligned with local and national demand for skills, ensuring that people have direct line of sight to a job and supporting people to get skills for life.

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

All of the courses are fully funded for unemployed or independent learners, while those working with SMEs or larger companies will have the majority of the costs covered.

The funded training on offer with TWI is split into 15 different Skills Bootcamps that are made up of a combination of courses, including:

  • CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector (3.0)
  • CSWIP Welding Inspector (3.1)
  • CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector (3.2)
  • NDT - Time of flight Diffraction (TOFD) - PCN or CSWIP
  • NDT Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) - PCN or CSWIP
  • Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) L2 CSWIP only
  • Eddy Current Welds or Tube Inspection L2 (ET) PCN or CSWIP
  • Radiographic Interpretation (RI) PCN or CSWIP
  • Radiographic Testing L2 with BRS (RT) PCN or CSWIP
  • Visual Testing L2 (VT) PCN or CSWIP
  • Penetrant Testing L2 (PT) PCN or CSWIP
  • Magnetic Particle Testing L2 (MT) PCN or CSWIP
  • Ultrasonic Testing of Welds L2 (UT) PCN or CSWIP
  • NDT Basic and/or Main Methods L3- PCN or CSWIP
  • BGAS Painting inspection
  • BGAS Site Coatings
  • Global Wind Organisation Basic Safety Training (Due to launch end of 2022)
  • IIW Diploma Modules (limited to 2 modules per candidate)

Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

For more details please visit the Skills For Life website and, to apply for a Skills Bootcamp, send an email titled, ‘Skills Bootcamps’ to us at: