WELDING COORDINATOR PROGRAM: QA/QC WELDING COORDINATOR


NEW BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM OPTIONS - ΤΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΠΡΟΣΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΕΣ 2 ΕΚΔΟΧΕΣ:

  1. E-LEARNING 120 Hours + 40 Hours IN-CLASS
  2. TOTALLY E-LEARNING of 160 Hours

The Market Needs - Purpose of Education:

The Welding Related Personnel are staff which is responsible for Coordinating, Monitoring, Supervising, Controlling and Performing welding activities.
The categories of the Related Welding Personnel, are as follow:

  • Welding Coordination Personnel
  • Welding Inspection Personnel
  • Welders

Access conditions - Σε ποιούς αποκλειστικά απευθύνεται :
•    Technical Vocational Schools graduates - Απόφοιτους Τεχνικών Λυκείων Σχολών, είτε,
•    Diploma from a Higher Education Private College in relevant subject – minimum 3 years of study - Απόφοιτους Σχολών Ανώτερης εκπαίδευσης τριετούς τουλάχιστον διάρκειας σε σχετικό αντικείμενο, είτε, 
•    Merchant Shipping Academies – Diploma of Mechanical School - Σχολές Μηχανικών του Εμπορικού Ναυτικού, είτε,
•    Relevant Diploma from Highest Educational Institution - Απόφοιτους σχετικών Σχολών ΑΕΙ / ΑΤΕΙ
After the program the candidate will be able to control the following actions:

 
The education structure - Η Δομή της Εκπαίδευσης:

The Welding Greek Institute (WGI) offers an Innovative and Specialised short-term training program, Recognised and Accredited by major Welding Institutes and accepted by the international market, the QA/QC Welding Coordinator.

The duration of Distance Learning version, could be from 3 to 5 months. in Class-Room should be equivalent a 4 weeks full training program.

After the program the candidate will be able to Perform the following actions [Please CLICK in the following LINK to see the Activities Report]:

  • Planning and control of records
  • Codes and standards – Interpretation and use
  • Safety in inspection
  • Confirmation of parent material identity
  • Welding processes review
  • Consideration of the method of qualification of welding procedures
  • Consideration of the range of qualification of welding procedure specifications
  • Confirmation of consumables identity
  • Verification of the compliance, availability and application in production of approved Welding Procedure Specifications.
  • Verification of Welding Personnel Qualification compliance, availability, application in production, and validity
  • Verification that preheating is applied in accordance with specified procedures
  • Visual Techniques and measurement before welding to verify dimensions, fit-up, and weld preparations are in accordance with engineering drawings.
  • In-process welding surveillance to verify compliance with specified Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Post weld Visual Techniques and measurement of completed welds against specification and engineering drawing requirements
  • Verification of the compliance and completion of destructive testing where required
  • Verification of the completion and compliance of Non-destructive Testing
  • Defect identification, acceptance/rejection and cause investigation
  • Verification of compliance of documentation (ITPs, procedures, reports)
  • Verification and compliance of engineering drawings and weld symbols
  • Supervision of Certified Welding Inspectors, Certified Senior Welding Inspectors and Trainees
  • Verification that heat treatment procedures and records are in accordance with specification requirements
  • Verification and final acceptance of Certification of Compliance
  • Preparation and approval of Inspection Reports
  • Preparation and approval of Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Preparation of and approval of Welding Personnel Qualifications
  • Design and implementation of quality assurance programmes
  • Welding consumables: Compatibility, Identity verification, Delivery conditions, storage and handling of welding consumables, purchasing specifications review
  • Suitability and validity of welders' and welding operators' qualification certificates
  • Review of necessary measures and actions with respect to non-conformance and corrective actions
  • Consideration of quality records, including the preparation and maintenance of the necessary records
  • Identification of:  production plans, routing cards, weld locations in construction, non-destructive testing procedures and personnel, traceability of parent material (e.g. type, cast number)
  • Traceability for: fully mechanized and automatic welding units to specific welds, welder and welding operators to specific welds, welding procedure specifications to specific welds

 

Teaching is divided into Four (4) modules [Please CLICK in the following LINK to see the Over-View of each CHAPTER]:

The first chapter is titled: 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.

The second chapter entitled 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.

The third chapter entitled: 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 fourth chapter entitled: Visual Inspection of welding joints, qualification of welders, welders certification, evaluation and interpretation of welds.

 

The instructors of the program supports the candidates during their study, and through regular meetings in SKYPE, they monitor the progress of participants. The Instructors have the appropriate background to teach such a specialised and demanding course.

 

Training Syllabus - Δομή της Εκπαίδευσης:

1st Week - E-Learning
Quality Management Systems
Day 1: Quality Management Principles, Processes, Effectivenes and Efficiency.
Day 2: ISO 9001 analysis and  implementation requirements.
Day 3: Structure of a Quality Management System, Documentation
Day 4: Auditing (Internal & External)
Day 5:  Quality Framework, European Directives, CE marking, Accreditation System, Notification.

2nd Week - E-Learning
Welding Technology
Day 1: Welding Processes & Equipment
Day 2: Welding Metallurgy
Day 3: Inspection & NDT Methods
Day 4: Design & Construction
Day 5:  Management Systems implementation principles (ISO 3834 & 9001)

 

3rd Week - Class Room or E-learning
QC Welding Coordination
Day 1: Quality Control in Welding Fabrication, Construction, Repair and Maintenance - Class Room or E-learning
Day 2: Inspection Test Plans - Class Room or E-learning
Day 3: Establish, implement and manage a documentation package
Day 4: Documentation Package & Elements
Day 5: Compliance with specific codes

4th Week - Class Room or E-learning
NDT Visual Inspection of Welds
Day 1: Visual Inspection of Welding Joints
Day 2: Visual Inspection of Welding Joints - Class Room or E-learning
Day 3: RI / UT Basics I - Class Room or E-learning
Day 4: Welders Qualification
Day 5: RI / UT Basics II - Class Room or E-learning

 

E-Exams (online) - Certification WSTAR

At the end of each Chapter / Training Module, takes place an e-examination of one (1) hour / Module, by 30 Questions / Module.

After successful passing the four (4) examination modules (or what ever depending on the Access Route) , with an average rate of 60%, candidates will be recognised 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 Welding Greek Institute of Certified Welding Coordinators.

 

PRICING for Training, Examination and Certification

Training Fees:  1.200 EUR, for all 4 Chapters / Modules (300 euro / Module)

Examination Fees: 130 EUR / Module Examination

Certification Fees: 150 Euro / Year, including WGI Membership

 


Minimum Professional Training 

   Standard Route:

  • Quality Management Systems Module
  • Welding Technology Module
  • QA/QC Coordinator Module
  • NDT Visual Inspection of Welds 

 

 Examination Required for Personnel Qualification

  • Quality Management Systems Module: 1 written exam
  • Welding Technology Module: 1 written exam
  • QA/QC Coordinator Module: 1 written exam
  • NDT Visual Inspection of Welds: 1 written exam

 

Professional Diploma Achieved

 

   or Route 2:

for Holders of an IRCA Lead Auditor ISO 9000 diploma (or Higher):

  • Welding Technology Module
  • QA/QC Coordinator Module
  • NDT Visual Inspection of Welds
 

 Examination Required for Personnel Qualification

  • Welding Technology Module: 1 written exam
  • QA/QC Coordinator Module: 1 written exam
  • NDT Visual Inspection of Welds: 1 written exam

Professional Diploma Achieved

 

 

   or Route 3:

for Holders of an IWS/EWS diploma (or Higher) OR Welding Inspector (IWI/C-S-B, AWS, CSWIP, CBIP, SAIW, AICIP, API) OR  NDT Inspector (Level 2 ASNT/ISO9712/API – either RT, UT, VT, MT, PT:

  • Quality Management Systems Module
  • QA/QC Coordinator Module
 

 Examination Required for Personnel Qualification

  • Quality Management Systems Module: 
    1 written exam
  • QA/QC Coordinator Module: 
    1 written exam

Professional Diploma Achieved

 

 

   or Route 4:

for Holders of  IWS/EWS diploma (or Higher) OR Welding Inspector (IWI/C-S-B, AWS, CSWIP, CBIP, SAIW, AICIP, API) OR  NDT Inspector (Level 2 ASNT/ISO9712/API – either RT, UT, VT, MT, PT, + IRCA Lead Auditor ISO 9000 diploma (or Higher):

  • QA/QC Coordinator Module
 

 Examination Required for Personnel Qualification

  • QA/QC Coordinator Module: 
    1 written exam

Professional Diploma Achieved