TWI Training Bootcamps

TWI currently have funding available under the Technical Wave 4 bootcamp. An initiative from the department of education in both Tees Valley (TVCA) and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (CPCA) combined authorities.

The boot camps are part of the department of education skills for life initiative and help individuals and companies upskill in order to meet the needs of the local economies within Welding and Inspection.

The Skills bootcamps require a minimum of 60 hours contact time (face to face) therefore in some of the bootcamps listed below you will notice you will be required to attend more than 1 course from the selections provided depending on which bootcamp is selected to meet this requirement. The courses are ran onsite at TWI premises and for many of the courses we can offer additional support with eLearning prior to attendance.

To access the boot camp funding the conditions include;

  • The boot camp is open to those 19+ years of age (Note: must be 19 on or before 2nd October)
  • The company must be based within the combined authority or the individual must be a resident within the combined authority.
  • The individual must be eligible to work within the UK and hold a national insurance number
  • Only one boot camp per person is allowed in Wave 4
  • Boot camp attendance is subject to meeting the eligibility requirements for the course where appropriate
  • Boot camps must be completed within 16 weeks from the first course start date to the last course end date as appropriate

Funding is made available to the following groups;

  • Funding group 1 includes the unemployed and self-employed = 100% funded
  • Funded group 2 includes companies with <250 employees = 90% funded the remainder is co-funded by the company
  • Funding group 3 includes companies with >250 employees = 70% funded the remainder is co-funded by the company

If you are interested please confirm the below to

  • You reside or work within the Peterborough and Cambridge Combined Authority or Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Employment status
  • a minimum of 3 years’ residing and working in the UK.
  • Your NI number
  • You are 19 years old or older
  • A copy of your CV

Note: Initially send a CV as we need to assess each individual against the NQF (National Qualification Framework)

You can download the application form here


Section 1a: Bootcamp 1 (Select 2 items)

  • GWO Basic Safety Training
  • CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector
  • CSWIP Welding Inspector
  • CSWIP Senior Welding Inspector
  • Magnetic testing (MT) Level 2
  • Penetrant testing (PT) Level 2
  • Visual testing (VT) Level 2
  • Ultrasonic Testing – Thickness Measurement (UTTM) Level 2
  • Radiographic Interpreter (RI) Level 2
  • BGAS Painting Inspector Grade 2
  • BGAS Site Coating Inspector
  • CSWIP Welding Procedure Review to ASME IX

Section 1b: Bootcamp (Select 1 item)

  • Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Level 2 (ISO 9712)
  • Phased Array UT (PAUT) Level 2 (ISO 9712)
  • Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) Level 2 (ISO 9712)
  • Eddy Current Testing (ET) Level 2 (ISO 9712)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level 2 (ISO 9712)
  • Radiographic Testing (RT) Level 2 (ISO 9712) (Including Basic Radiation Safety (BRS)

Section 1c: Bootcamp 8 (Select 2 items)

  • IIW Diploma Foundation (specialist) level
  • IIW Diploma Intermediate (technologist) level
  • IIW Diploma Intermediate Advanced (engineering) level
  • Welding Processes and Equipment
  • Material and their Behavior
  • Practical Welding Technology
  • Advanced Welding Processes and Equipment
  • Fabrication and Application
  • Design and Construction module

Section 1d: Bootcamp 9 (Select basic and 1 method or where basic held 2 methods may be selected)

  • NDT Basic and NDT L3 method (ISO 9712)