We are proud members of the Certification Scheme for Welder Training Organisations (CSWTO), from TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL). TWI Cl is part of The Welding Institute Group. The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution for people involved in welding and joining.
What will I study?
Our training is delivered in accordance with international welding standards to the following welding standards:
- BSEN 9606
- ASME 1X
- BSEN 4872.
Successful welder assessments can gain CSWIP Welder certification against the relevant standard/code (eg ISO 9606-1, ASME IX, AWS D 1.1)
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for experienced welders who require relevant coding qualifications or Level 2 3268 qualified or above candidates to help them meet industrial requirements.
The CSWTO certification assures that our fully-trained tutors, facilities, equipment and teaching materials meet the standards required by industry. CSWIP Welding Instructors are competent to work according to the main international welding standards.
We can provide training if you work in any of the following roles:
- Fitter Welder
- Pipe Fitter
- Maintenance Welding Operative
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Plater Fabricator
Our welder training also satisfies the entry requirements for the CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector examination. So, our welding trainees can add a CSWIP 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector certificate to their course achievements. No specific experience is required but it is recommended that candidates possess a minimum of six months' welding-related engineering experience and two years' industrial experience.
This CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector certificiation qualification is suitable for:
- Line inspectors
- Quality control staff associated with welding
- Staff who need basic training in welding inspection coupled with certification in this field.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed via a Independent UKAS accredited centre or internally for the BSEN 4872.
- Assessment Day - £150
- Test Day - £550
- Training Days - £250
- Extra Codes - £300
- Extra Certificates - £180
Assessment Day Number of Training Days Required Training Fee Test Day Total to Pay £150 0 day £0 £550 £700 £150 1 day £250 £550 £950 £150 2 days £500 £550 £1200 £150 3 days £750 £550 £1450 £150 4 days £1000 £550 £1700 £150 5 days £1250 £550 £1950 £150 6 days £1500 £550 £2200 £150 7 days £1750 £550 £2450 £150 8 days £2000 £550 £2700 £150 9 days £22250 £550 £2950 £150 10 days £2500 £550 £3200
Plus Extra Weld Codes or Certificates if required.
Due to the requirements of the material specifications this may be provided by the candidates company or internally by the college. Candidates will be required to supply their own PPE.
Entry Requirements for new students
You will need an interview with our welding course manager, Mark Clifford on 01604 734257 or contact him by email: Mark.Clifford@northamptoncollege.ac.uk before booking a place on this course. Alternatively contact our Enrolment team on 0300 123 2344.
Each candidate is required to attend an assessment day prior to testing to ensure the candidate is at the required level.
When you book onto your assessment you will need to bring evidence of your Level 2 3268 or above or any pre-existing coding qualifications, your CV and a letter of intent from your employer.