The International Accepted Underwater Welding Course
The WeldCraft-Pro® is a bespoke welder-diver training course that is available, to approved schools, under a ‘centre-lead/self-run’ teaching programme and comes with a certificate of verified achievement issued by EAL.
Certification is issued to cover both theory and practice. EAL issue the certificate of verified achievement as outlined by the syllabus (follows the EWF document 570-01) and the practical welder qualification certificates are issued under ISO 15618-1 or AWS D3.6.2010, via Zurich accreditation. Both these welding standards are what are commonly called ‘class I’ approvals. Class II certification may also be offered, where a diver has failed to meet class I standards.
The training course is based on an 80 hour work programme, split over two phases (dry and wet). The course is open to both non-welders and welders alike and follows the guidlines for The European Welding Federation (EWF) syllabus 570-01 for fillet welder – plate.
The WeldCraft-Pro® uses a well proven, detailed documented methodology to teach, utilising our professional teaching materials, expertise and accreditation, but using your own approved instructor(s). This allows you to run a recognised verified welding programme, using approved teaching materials, delivered through ABJ Welding, which results in internationally recognised certification.
A highly specialised training programme, designed for commercial divers serious about obtaining high quality MMA welding skills both above and below water.
The course follows the guidelines as stated under the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and the European Welding Federation (EWF), with qualifications being awarded in accordance with BS EN ISO 15618-1 and/or AWS D3.6M-10 for fillet welds on plate.
The training is designed to equip commercial divers with all the skills necessary to produce high quality fillet welds. Students will also cover all the relevant theory associated with the MMA welding process. Each specific topic is covered by a lecture where the learning outcome is clearly identified.
- An intensive two-week, closely supervised course, providing both theoretical and practical hands-on experience for both wet and dry welding. The course consists of a series of lectures together with written and practical assignments and ultimately culminates in an end of course (closed book) examination and fillet welder qualification test. The practical exercises concentrate on developing the skills necessary to produce high quality defect free fillet welds, and the theory is covered by a series of lectures, which includes the following topics;
- Safe underwater welding procedures
- MMA welding plant & equipment
- Underwater welding techniques
- Preparing to weld
- Electrodes & weld terminology
- Basic weldability & common weld defects
- Monitor & control welding operations
- Quality assurance & quality control
- Join c/steel plates using standard underwater welding techniques
Who Should Attend?
All qualified and/or experienced commercial divers/engineers working in the marine, shipping, construction and oil/gas industries with or without previous welding experience.
Who is the accreditation body?
The awarding body is EAL/EMTA Awards (Engineering & Marine Training Authority). We are an approved ‘EAL’ test centre and also accredited by Zurich Engineering Services Ltd (part of Zurich Insurance) as approved welding surveyors, for witnessing welding procedure approvals and welder qualifications, we also hold ISO 9001 certification. The WeldCraft-ProTM welding programme follows the guidelines published by the European Welding Federation (EWF) document 570-01 for fillet welder plate. (EWF and the International Institute of Welding (IIW) collaborate in education, training and certification). The structure and activities of EWF can be found at http://www.ewf.be
What certification is issued?
Certification is issued to cover both theory and practice. EAL issue the certificate of verified achievement as outlined by our syllabus (follows the EWF document 570-01) and the practical welder qualification certificates are issued under ISO 15618-1 or AWS D3.6.2010, via our Zurich accreditation. Both these welding standards are what are commonly called ‘class I’ approvals. Class II certification may also be offered, where a diver has failed to meet class I standards.
Possible Career Choices
Through our Partnership with BS Divers you can do Class IV, Class III and Class II Commercial Diver career training.Go to the BS Divers Website