Without a doubt, your customers place great emphasis on quality assurance therefore quality training for welders makes good business sense for you. Professionally trained and certified coded welders reduce the need for rework, with its associated costs, whilst improving repeatability, quality and productivity. European standards reinforce the importance of welding competence, placing stringent controls on the industry for the protection of the end user. As a result of this companies are seeking to improve the skills of their welders and their capabilities through practical training and demonstrate their competence by completing testing and certification.

Here at Central Building and Welding Academy we have a vast experience of delivering welding training and testing and work closely with Zurich Laboratories offering Zurich approved codings in every position, material and process available from simple MIG T fillets in carbon steel though to 6G aluminium in TIG, FROM iso 9606-01 right through to ASME iX.​

For experienced welders looking at getting coded, we ask delegates to join us for a half day assessment. The objective of the session is to assess the welders aptitude and current skill level in the chosen process, to agree the level of certification that the client is aiming for, and therefore identify the content and duration of the required training programme. The Assessor will first of all discuss the welders experience and personal aims in the light of the clients company’s objectives for the individual welder, so that all parties can fully understand and agree the levels that need to be attained.

On the day of the assessment the attendee will then be given practical exercises to undertake unaided so that his current abilities can be assessed and any weaknesses identified for particular attention during the training programme. After the session, the Assessor will submit an evaluation report, documenting the current skills level and a training recommendation report, outlining the content and duration of the training needed to attain the required coded status (please note all testing is taken off site to Zurich laboratories, where it is subjected to various tests such as bend test acid test etc, all tests are also professionally witnessed by an external verifier from Zurich). We do not offer in-house codings like some companies as they are not recognised in the industry.​

The half day assessments are available on a regular basis and cost £60 including VAT, and this cost is deducted from the cost of the recommended training package. We are confident in our training and delivery of it, that if you go with our recommended training package and do not pass then we will offer a free of charge retest. Should you wish to take your coding with less training then we recommend, you are more than welcome to, but this option does not come with free retesting.

Should you require welding procedures as well to go with your codings then we are also able to offer these, but in order to give you an accurate price then we require specific information off you first,  so please call to discuss the options.

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Half day assessments £50.00
Each days training £150.00
Materials per days training £70.00

All materials are pre-cut and ready to weld so time is not wasted preparing materials and the maximum time possible is spent perfecting your welding. Delegates can use their own materials if preferred to help reduce costs. Materials include all metal, welding gases, wire and all consumables.

T fillet test piece £140.00
Butt weld test piece £160.00
Pipe weld test piece £160.00
Witnessing £105.00

per hour