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National Welder Training Scheme

National Welder Training Standard

There is a wide variety of organisations that carry out welder training - FE colleges, private training organisations and employers; there are several awarding bodies for welding qualifications and there is an array of different standards on which training is based.

The National Welder Training Standard (NWTS) has been established to bring about more uniformity in welder training in the UK.

The main objectives of NWTS are to:
• provide a visible, recognised benchmark for welder training and competence on which industry
   can rely
• eliminate the current wide variety of ad hoc training
• ensure that welders’ job knowledge and competence is at an appropriate level
• provide a mechanism for award of (European/International Welder Diplomas in the UK

The NWTS is currently implemented through and agreement between TWI and a major recognised awarding organisation, EAL.

Documents available for download

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application/pdf01 - Code of Practice 1 (220KB)DownloadAdd
 Code of Practice 1: Training of Welding Operatives Part 1: Manual and Semi-automatic Arc Welding Processes (Document No. NWTS-CP1-1-04)
application/pdf02 - Code of Practice 2 (305KB)DownloadAdd
 Code of Practice 2: Training of Craftsman Welders Part 1: Theoretical Knowledge (Document No. NWTS-CP2-1-09)
application/pdf03 - Code of Practice 2 (319KB)DownloadAdd
 Code of Practice 2: Training of Craftsman Welders Part 2: Fillet Welding Practical (Document No. NWTS-CP2-2-09)
application/pdf04 - Code of Practice 2 (323KB)DownloadAdd
 Code of Practice 2: Training of Craftsman Welders Part 3: Plate Welding Practical (Document No. NWTS-CP3-1-09)
application/pdf05 - Code of Practice 3 (309KB)DownloadAdd
 Code of Practice 3: Training of Master Welders (Theory and Practical) (Document No. NWTS-CP3-1-09)
application/pdf06 - Licence to Practice (21KB)DownloadAdd
 Application for Licence to Practice
application/pdf07 - Independent Examiner (69KB)DownloadAdd
 Request form for Independent Examiner

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