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World class accreditation for North East training provider


14th June 2016

Washington-based training provider Seta can now provide an enhanced range of services to the engineering and manufacturing sectors, thanks to prestigious international accreditation.

Seta, which offers apprenticeships, traineeships and both standard and bespoke commercial training courses, has announced that it has been accredited under the prestigious Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection Personnel (CSWIP).

This means that individuals and employers can use Seta for initial assessment and instruction in welding, through to examination and internationally-recognised welding certification – all under one roof.

Seta is offering welding courses and examinations leading to coded accreditation such as ASME IX, BS EN287, ISO 9606 and BS4872 – these are in significant demand across a range of industries.

The accreditation allows Seta to provide a greater degree of flexibility to individuals and businesses with welding training and accreditation requirements.

Issued by TWI Certification – a world leader in personnel competence assurance certification – CSWIP’s certification schemes are UKAS-accredited to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard for personnel certification.

Seta has 10 specialist welding bays at its fully equipped workshops in Washington and offers training courses and coded certification in Metal Insert Gas (MIG) Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding.

Robin Lockwood, chief executive of Seta, said: “Achieving the CSWIP certification is a major development for Seta and re-affirms the strength of our established expertise in welding training.

“Our welding courses will help businesses to develop their workforces and provide the necessary accreditation. They will also support individuals in upgrading their skill sets, making them more employable across a range of industries.

“If someone wants to learn welding skills, undertake exams and then gain internationally-recognised accreditation, this process can now be entirely delivered and managed by Seta; if, on the other hand, they are already an experienced welder and they simply need coding accreditation, they can undergo the relevant exams at Seta.

“The CSWIP accreditation enables Seta to offer a highly flexible service, in line with the needs of individuals, businesses and industry.”

Seta works with major companies including Nissan, Gestamp, National Oilwell Varco, Northern Rail and Rolls Royce, as well as regional SMEs and sole traders. It delivers training courses in subjects including mechanical engineering, maintenance engineering, electrical engineering and health and safety, which are taught by highly experienced staff with significant industry knowledge.

The not-for-profit organisation recently launched a number of new apprenticeship programmes in business administration, customer service, team leading and management, to add to its wide range of engineering apprenticeships.

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