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NDT.net Issue - 2015-10 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2015-10
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

TWI Abington: a training centre with a difference

TWI Ltd (The Welding Institute)193, Great Abington, Cambridge, United Kingdom

TWI Training and Examination Services now boasts state-of-the-art equipment and specialist training facilities as part of a recent expansion of TWI’s head office at Abington, near Cambridge, in the UK with almost 850m2 of the new development dedicated to providing world-class training.

In addition, the new spacious purpose-built facilities include dedicated NDT teaching labs with advanced NDT equipment, a 196m2 welder training centre, classrooms equipped with the latest audio-visual technology to enable remote teaching, and assessment centres to carry out secure electronic examinations.

Course attendees can also relax, socialise and enjoy meals from 7.30am to 7.00pm served in the new 300-seat staff and visitor on-site restaurant.

With courses operating in the new facilities since Spring, the feedback from delegates and training staff on the new facilities has been overwhelmingly positive.

Dr. Marcus Jones, Global Manager Training and Examinations said, "The new £60 million development brings TWI's advanced research, engineering, materials, and training, closer together to offer students from around the world an exceptional learning experience. TWI Training is helping industry improve safety, integrity and business performance by enhancing the competence of its students.”

As well as a new base for the training arm of the company, the three-building development also provides new research and development laboratories for TWI, including a 3200m2 engineering hall, and houses the headquarters of the Welding Institute and the National Structural Integrity Research Centre, a hub for postgraduate education integrated within TWI.

The site was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 16 September 2015, when HRH The Princess Royal toured the new facilities and met with staff and students. To read more about the Royal visit and watch a short video please click here.

Training with TWI leads to internationally recognised qualifications and certification from awarding bodies including CSWIP, BGAS-CSWIP, PCN, EWF/IIW and ASNT.

Programmes available include NDT training, welding inspection, plant inspection, quality control, underwater inspection, practical welding health and safety. For more details on courses available please click here.

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