The Market Needs – Purpose of Education:
The Welding Related Personnel are staff which is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, supervising, inspecting and performing welding activities.
The categories are as follow:
- Welding Coordination Personnel
- Welding Inspection Personnel
The international framework for the certification of persons allows Welding Inspectors to be certified according to the requirements of standard ISO 14731. Also one of the keys to the certification of construction companies / organizations in accordance with ISO 3834, which is the adoption of the Welding Coordinators. Finally and in accordance with standards EN 1090-2 and ISO 3834-2: 2005 § 7 regarding the Welding Personnel, the manufacturer should have necessary and sufficient staff to design, planning, execution and supervision of production at welding activities.
- Technical Vocational Schools graduates.
- Diploma from a Higher Education Private College in relevant subject – minimum 3 years of study.
- Merchant Shipping Academies – Diploma of Mechanical School.
- Relevant Diploma from Highest Educational Institution.
The education structure:
Swiss Approval International offers an innovative and specialized short-term training program, recognized and accredited by major Welding Institutes and Inspection Bodies, accepted by the international market. Program is divided into three (3) modules:
Quality Management Systems, entirely implemented in E-Learning platform of the Welding Greek Institute, and includes a comprehensive approach to Quality Assurance, Quality Management, Quality Control, Inspection quality system, ISO 9000, documentation of a quality system and internal control. Welding Technology, also implemented entirely in E-Learning platform of the Greek Institute of Welding, and includes an introduction on welding, metallurgy, materials welding, to destructive and non-destructive inspections. QC Welding Coordination, implemented entirely in Class and includes the introduction and analysis of an Inspection Test Plan (ITP) and a Quality Control System applied to metal construction processes. Analysis of international standards and a high quality Reference Book with all the documentation you need to know as a qualified QA / QC Welding Coordinator in construction companies for steel structures.
The instructors of the program are Phd Engineers, industry executives, Welding Inspectors and Engineers with extensive experience. who have the appropriate background to teach such a specialized and demanding course.
At the end of training takes place a three hour e-examination (one hour per module).
E-Exams (online) – Certification WSTAR
After successful examination, candidates will be recognized as QA/QC Welding Coordinator, absolutely fulfilling the requirements of the standards as stated in the purpose of education.
After 3 years work experience in connection with the subject or an existing service, the Qualified QA/QC Welding Coordinator will have the opportunity be certified and participate in the Registry of the Swiss Approval International of Certified Welding Coordinators with international recognition through Accreditation ISO 17024.