Is it for me?

The CSWIP Welding Inspector course is designed for inspection engineers and supervisory staff. Those with little or no previous welding experience are advised to attend the Certificate in Visual Inspection of Welds course to prepare for this course.

The online material, as detailed below, covers the theory element of the course.

The material will be provided after you log on the site and a tutor will be assigned to help with any questions you may have.

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 drawing instructions and 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 acceptance levels
  • Confirm that incoming material meets stipulated requirements and 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.

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