The EWF/IIW Diploma in Welding graduation on 12 October at TWI in Great Abington, Cambridge, was the third ceremony to be held to mark this challenging achievement.
Chris Eady, Associate Director, Professional Affairs and Certification, TWI, gave a presentation on the value of the EWF/IIW within industry and the importance of gaining the qualification. He then congratulated the 15 students present on their hard work and well-deserved qualifications, and presented them individually with a plaque to commemorate their achievement. The ceremony was followed by a lunch which gave the graduates a fantastic chance to get together, share their experiences and network. A total of 650 modules have been taken so far this year in the UK and 50 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The EWF/IIW Diploma in Welding provides a crucial qualification for those individuals who will be responsible for welding operations within industry. It's an internationally recognised certification supported by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) for assessing the competence of tasks and responsibilities during welding coordination (BS EN ISO 14731).
The EWF/IIW Diploma comprises three different levels as shown on the career progression map:
Specialist - For personnel with basic technical knowledge where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities within a limited technical field, involving only simple welded constructions.
Technologist - For personnel with specific technical knowledge where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication within a selective or limited technical field.
Engineer - For Personnel with comprehensive technical knowledge, where full technical knowledge is required for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication.
The students who studied for the diploma in 2014 between them earned 29 Specialist certificates, 26 Technologist certificates and 26 Engineer certificates. TWI has been running this course since 1993 and since then around 830 engineers have graduated along with 480 each of technologists and specialists.
TWI now trains over 26,000 students each year around the world in welding, engineering, non-destructive testing and welding inspection.
For more information please email the training centre, or call on +44 (0)1223 899500.