Is it for me?

This appreciation course is to give you an overview of Welding Inspection.

The CSWIP Welding Inspector appreciation course is designed for inspection engineers and supervisory staff. Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to study the CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector appreciation course before this one.

This is aimed at those who wish to gain further knowledge but do not intend to sit the CSWIP Welding Inspector exam immediately on completion.

Throughout your learning there is reference to examinations, which is aimed at those using it to become certified.

If you decide you would like to do the practical and exam day there will be additional fees.

What will I learn?

With the online learning material, you can work through the 30 sections of this CSWIP Welding Inspector Online Course, at your own pace as you are given 60 days access with potential for extended access.

You will be able to download the course notes, see and hear presentations, video, attempt course questions.

The course will be marked as complete once all of the sections have been completed and the homeworks have been passed.

The 30 sections cover:

  • Introduction; what have you brought to the party; duties of a welding inspector; terminology; imperfections; plate inspection, acceptance criteria and questions, weld gauge overview, practical plate guide, weld map exercise, plate walk through and then Homework 1.
  • Weldability; materials inspection; residual stress and distortion; welding process (video); welding processes and then Homework 2.
  • Thermal cutting; heat treatments; macro inspection; weld symbols; weld repairs; destructive testing (video); destructive testing; codes and standards; NDT (video); NDT; welding safety and then Homework 3 followed by mock examination.

What will I leave with?

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand factors which influence the quality of fusion welds in steels recognise characteristics of commonly used welding processes in relation to quality control
  • Interpret engineering drawings instructions and weld symbols to ensure that specifications are met
  • Set up and report on inspection of welds, macro sections, and other mechanical tests
  • Assess and report on welds to given acceptance level
  • Confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements
  • Recognise the effects on weld quality of departure from specification



What else should I know?

To book this course just select the date in which month you want to start your online learning.

When you have booked your online course, you will receive an email notification with your login details. You will then have 60 days to complete your distance-learning course.

eLearning technical specifications
In order to fully access the distance learning material, you will need the following minimum system requirements:

  • Latest version of your web browser of choice (if possible) will provide the best experience
  • Recommended internet speed: at least 0.5 Mbps
  • Display resolution: minimum 1024x768
  • Ideal for use on desktops or tablets

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