Greater flexibility in the way we learn is good news for employers and personnel, and there can be distinct benefits along the way.
The TWI Virtual Academy’s new suite of online courses and blended learning options in non-destructive testing (NDT) is receiving a great deal of interest globally.
Taught by the same industry-leading lecturers who deliver TWI’s classroom based training, the new online courses cover Time-of-Flight Diffraction, Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing and Ultrasonic Testing of Welds (Levels 1 and 2). These courses offer personnel a direct route to certification or simply an appreciation of the fundamentals of practice.
TWI Advanced NDT Lecturer Neil Harrap has been leading the launch of the new online courses, and toured locations in Malaysia, Iran, Egypt and India speaking to customers at all levels of learning about their training and certification needs. Blended learning was a popular topic of conversation, and Neil recently delivered advanced ultrasonic testing courses to a group of students in Canada who had chosen this route.
The TWI Virtual Academy offers a range of options under each online course title:
- Blended learning
- Pre-course eLearning
- Refresher courses
- Appreciation courses
It is the flexibility of the learning opportunities from any location, the range of study options and the length of study time that is proving attractive to industry.
As well as providing convenience and cost efficiency, online training can also work to prepare a candidate in advance for classroom training. All three classroom based UT courses currently come with free access to pre-course eLearning in advance of a classroom taught module to familiarise students with theory and key concepts, giving students an advantage before they start out on their chosen route.
To find out more about the free pre-course eLearning package, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1223 899500.