TWI is the worlds largest provider of training in non-destructive testing (NDT), welding, welding inspection and a host of allied disciplines. Every year more than 26,000 customers globally benefit from our comprehensive programme of industrial training and development programmes. Programmes available include NDT training, welding inspection, plant inspection, quality control, underwater inspection, practical welding health and safety.


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  • TWI Ltd NDT Training Training with TWI leads to internationally recognised qualifications

    TWI Industrial Members qualify for a 10% discount on all training courses. Find out more about Industrial Membership

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  • TWI is the world's largest provider of welding technology and inspection related training with centres strategically located around the globe.

    Every year more than 20,000 customers from around the world benefit from our comprehensive programme of industrial training. Programmes include Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), welding inspection, plant inspection, welding engineering, quality control, underwater inspection, practical welding and health & safety training.

    Training with TWI leads to internationally recognised qualification and certification which delivers real benefits to industry through the acquisition of new competences and increased business capabilities.

    TWI is a flexible training provider, able to match courses to your personal, company or industry requirements. Standard courses are scheduled at all TWI venues and customised training can be arranged to suit particular needs.

    High quality eLearning packages, suiting a range of learning styles, gives students flexible options for pre-course learning, blended, refresher and appreciation courses. For employers eLearning can minimise the impacts of staff being away from the workplace.

    Courses are designed to service all key industry sectors including oil and gas, aerospace, construction, power (nuclear, fossil, renewables), automotive, rail, marine, manufacturing.

    Courses are supported by internationally recognised certification from awarding bodies including CSWIP, BGAS-CSWIP, PCN, EWF/IIW, ASNT, IOSH, NEBOSH. Training is conducted by certified experts, delivering exactly the knowledge required to meet the demands of industry around the world.

    TWI's portfolio of courses and certification schemes is regularly updated to maintain TWI's position as the world leader in its field.

    TWI Industrial Members qualify for a 10% discount on all training courses. Find out more about Industrial Membership at www.twi-global.com

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    TWI is a global leader in technology engineering providing research and consultancy to its members. Respected for its expertise, professionalism, impartiality and confidentiality, TWI works with the most influential companies worldwide across all industry sectors. Find out more (www.twi-global.com)




    Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Training - Conventional

  • CSWIP Visual Inspector (Offshore)

    Suitable for:
    Personnel looking to gain a position within the Oil and Gas Industry or experienced NDT Technicians who wish to gain formal certification for visual inspection of components for in-service deterioration.

    A two-week training course is available for personnel who do not have twelve months relevant offshore experience conducting visual inspections on process pipe-work. A one-week training course is available for mature candidates who hold three EN473 L2 NDE approvals and have twelve months offshore experience conducting visual inspection.

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    Corrosion Detection and Monitoring - Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection

    Suitable for:
    The Corrosion Awareness - Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection course is aimed at:
    • Level 2 Ultrasonic Inspectors, previous knowledge of plant inspection would be an advantage, but not essential
    • Candidates wishing to have greater understanding of corrosion and its detrimental effect on materials
    • Candidates who interface with the NDT inspectors and wish to gain a greater understanding of corrosion detection with ultrasonic inspection; its capability and limitations

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    Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)

    Suitable for:
    All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors.

    Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.

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    Penetrant Testing (PT)

    Suitable for:
    All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors.

    Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.

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    Radiographic Testing (RT) - Welds

    Suitable for:
    NDT personnel, engineers, surveyors, inspectors and quality engineers.

    Courses delivered at TWI Abington, near Cambridge are also available for personnel working in the aerospace industry.

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    Ultrasonic Testing (UT) - Welds

    Suitable for:
    All personnel including testers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who require a thorough and comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic testing of welded joints.

    This course is also suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry and can be found under the Aerospace section.

    If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option - study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the classroom sessions for hands-on practical.

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    Visual Testing (VT)

    Suitable for:
    Ideal preparation for inspection engineers, technicians, NDT operators or surveyors who require a knowledge of visual inspection techniques, an understanding of likely problem areas and an appreciation of inspection methodology.

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    Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Training - Advanced

  • Eddy Current Testing (ET)

    Suitable for:
    NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians responsible for, or engaged in, practical application of eddy current testing and writing techniques and instructions for detection of flaws in cast and wrought product, material identification/determination of properties, coating thickness measurement, tube testing and weld inspections.

    Also suitable to personnel engaged in inspection of aerospace materials, components and structure.

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    Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) - Welds

    Suitable for:
    Experienced Level 2 qualified ultrasonic technicians looking to expand their knowledge and gain a qualification in phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT).

    If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option - study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the classroom sessions for hands-on practical.

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    Thermographic Inspection - Level 1

    Suitable for:

    All engineering disciplines especially those involved with any maintenance or reliability including management, engineers, technicians and craft personnel.

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    Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)

    Suitable for:
    Individuals with ultrasonic testing experience, who are looking to expand their knowledge into advanced ultrasonic applications and gain a qualification in Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD).

    If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option - study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the classroom sesssions for hands-on practical.

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    Current Courses

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    2017-11-27 NDT DPI Level 2 United Kingdom - North East details
    2017-12-04 NDT DPI Level 2 United Kingdom - East Anglia details
    2017-12-04 NDT Ultrasonic TOFD United Kingdom - North East details
    2017-12-11 NDT MPI All Levels United Kingdom - East Anglia details
    2017-12-11 NDT Ultrasonic TOFD eLearning United Kingdom - North East details
    2017-12-11 NDT MPI Level 2 United Kingdom - East Anglia details
    2018-01-08 NDT MPI All Levels United Kingdom - North East details
    2018-02-05 NDT Ultrasonic PAUT United Kingdom - East Anglia details
    2018-02-05 NDT MPI All Levels United Kingdom - North East details
    2018-02-26 NDT Ultrasonic TOFD United Kingdom - North East details



    Welder Training & Qualification

  • For a skilled and competent workforce

    We offer:

    • Tailor-made courses for companies or self-sponsored individuals at basic, refresher and advanced levels covering the major industry sectors (oil, gas & chemicals, power, automotive, aerospace, construction...)
    • We offer a range of bespoke courses in MMA, TIG, MIG/MAG/FCAW
    • Our training is delivered by Registered Master Welding Instructors and all qualification tests are witnessed by CSWIP approved welding inspectors
    • Delivery in our purpose built training workshops in Abington or on-site at customers premises worldwide
    • All common manual arc welding processes
    • Product simulated workmanship exercises
    • TWI is able to witness approval tests, provide full NDT and mechanical test house facilities
    • Welder/Operator qualification testing to: ASME IX, BS EN 287/9606, CAA BCAR A8-10, BS 4872 Parts 1 & 2, BS EN 1418
    • Procedure qualification testing to : ASME IX, BS EN ISO 15614, ANSI/AWS D1.1, BS EN 13134
    • Assistance to identify test type and determine the range of approval to minimise the number of approved tests
    • Training offered under publicly funded schemes such as ReACT

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    The qualification documentation is issued and authenticated by TWI Certification Ltd, officially recognised by DTI/UKAS Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)




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