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Responsible Welding Coordinator Course

3 Days

Level 4 £1750+ VAT


Who is this qualification for?

This course is suitable for Welders, Managers, Supervisors, Inspectors and Quality Personnel, and other professionals in the structural steel fabrication sector who are looking to improve their technical knowledge in welding practices, welding inspection, metallurgy and quality control, in order to serve as Responsible Welding Coordinator or as Welding Coordinator.



When booking online for our Responsible Welding Coordinator Course, you will be directed to the weldability Sif website to complete your booking.


or call to book now : +44 (0)845 130 7757

Course overview

A recognised Responsible Welding Coordinator training course, providing a Level 4 Award and Certificate Of

Verifiable Achievement from EAL, who are the awarding body operated by SEMTA (The Sector Skills Council for

Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies).


Since the European standard EN 1090 became mandatory in 2014 for all structural fabricators, it has been a

mandatory requirement for each company to appoint a Responsible Welding Coordinator, who is responsible for

overseeing all factors affecting the quality-management system which governs their welding activities.


The Responsible Welding Coordinator, or ‘RWC’, is a role title which was introduced with EN ISO 14731, alongside

EN ISO 3834 and focuses on Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding. The EN1090 notifying bodies conduct

detailed interviews and assessments of the RWC as part of their annual audits, and achievement of this unique

Level 4 Award can demonstrate competence in this role, and help to prepare candidates for such interviews.


What does this qualification cover?

The Weldability Sif EAL level 4 course features a distance-learning component for underpinning theory, followed by an intensive 3-day classroom and workshop-based component focusing on :


• Welding Process Technology (MIG / FCAW / MMA / TIG)

• Welding Consumables & Materials

• Welding Metallurgy (C Mn / Steel / Stainless Steel / Aluminium)

• Welding Design (Joint details / Preparation)

• Welding Imperfections (Identifing causes, and taking remedial action)

• Inspection Techniques (Visual, NDT and destructive testing)

• Welding Procedure Qualifications (pWPS / WPQR)

• Welder / Welding Operator Qualifications

• Welding Quality Management Systems (EN ISO 3834)

• Welding Coordinator Duties (EN ISO 14731)

• Application Legislator Requirements (EN 1090)


Following a practical, verbal and written assessment, the successful candidates receive an EAL Certificate Of

Verifiable Achievement and a kit of useful document templates and RWC inspection tools.



Course dates

Courses are run from several locations around the UK, bi-monthly for 3 days, January to November annually.

2020 Course dates

• 13th - 15th May 2020

• 12th - 14th August 2020

• 21st  - 23rd October 2020

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Tel: +44 (0)845 130 7757 Email: training@weldability-sif.com


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