Where is the certificate valid?
Our certificate is recognised worldwide.
How long is the certificate valid?
On successful completion of the course we provide you with an EAL-certificate valid for life. The wet weld certificate is valid for two years. To keep your wet weld certificate up to date you have to do a witnessed assessment within 18 months.
At this moment you can even apply for an upgrade (pipe on plate, overhead).
How is the course built up?
The first three days we provide you with the necessary theoretical background.
All Lessons start at 7.30hr and finish at 17.30hr.
The next seven days consist of wet welding practice starting at 7.30hr and stop at last at 19.30hr.
The final day is an examination day.
Do I have to take my safety gear with me?
Personal safety equipment will be provided by DiveWise.
This will include
- dry weld welding shield
- safety glasses
- working gloves
- ear protectionone acceptation is safety shoes.
Is it possible to take a shower after a dive?
Yes, we’ve got 2 shower cabins.
Do I have to arrange my accommodation by my self?
Yes, but you can find the best hotels in an acceptable Price range on our site.
Are food and drinks included during the course.
Coffee and Tea are free, soft drinks are available for a small fee.
What other welding qualification specifications may also be used?
BS 4872-1:1982 (class II)
What does LOC stand for?
Learning Outcome (this is what the student is taught/ learns and is assessed on)
How are LOC’s assessed?
All LOC’s are assessed through written, oral and/ or practical work the student undertakes and the instructor is required to collate all the students work and complete all necessary audit sheets.
How many LOC’s form part of the course?
There are a total of 9 LOC’s, of which the 9th are the practical wet and dry exercises, so there are eight theoretical LOC’s, which are covered by lessons and require written homework.
How is all the student data controlled/ logged?
This is logged online via the dedicated website for all materials, although extra photographic evidence needs to be saved for future audits.
What wet welding exercises do students undertake?
These are broken down into bead on plate (BOP) in the flat position (PA) only and lap and T fillet weld joints, in the H-V (PB) and the V-D (PG) welding positions. The student will practice drag and oscillation techniques and the step-back technique. The step-back technique in the PG position is used to get sufficient root-penetration to pass the exam. (See macroscopic test).
What examination/ tests do students have to undertake?
The student will undertake the following assessments:
- · Phase 1 self-test Paper
- · LOC 1-8 written homework (includes pWPS and example copy of U/W wet welding record sheet)
- · Dry welding exercises
- · LOC 9 wet welding exercises / dry welding exercises
- · End of course closed book exam (EAL)
- · Welder quantification test weld (wet ‘BSEN ISO 15618-1:2002 (class I))
How and when is a full student audit conducted?
What happens if a student’s test piece doesn’t meet BSEN ISO15618-1 standards?
The intention of the course is to test to class l standards. However, as a fall-back position should the weld not meet class I standards, at the discretion of the examiner, the weld may be considered for examination to class II standards (BS4872-1).
How is the theoretical exam marked/ graded?
- Fail (0-49%) and requires additional study before a re-sit
- Bare fail (50-59%)supplementary oral and/ or written work required (may usehomework)
- Pass (60-72%)
- Credit (73-86%)
- Distinction (87-100%)
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