Education in our days, especially for private sector workers, is absolutely necessary, as technology evolves and the specifications of construction projects become even more demanding.


Our Training Excellence Center, Welding Greek Institute, presents in the Greek and Cypriot markets the NEW Program “Welding Processes Coordinator – Basic Level”, which consists of 4 Modules:

  • Welding processes and equipment
  • Materials and their behavior during welding
  • Construction and design
  • Fabrication, applications engineering


The Welding Processes Coordinator Basic Level belongs to the so-called Welding Coordination Personnel, and fully meets the requirements of the standards, in proportion to the actions that he is authorized to perform. After passing the examination of the Written Exam, the Candidate is recognised as a Welding Processes Coordinator – Basic Level [WPC-B] from the International Marketplace and an individual certificate of attendance of the courses in the form of International Diploma Degrees will accompany his Diploma of Welding Processes Coordinator – Basic Level. The candidate will also have the opportunity to apply for certification and to join the WSTAR Register of the International Welding Coordination Personnel.


The graduates with 3 years of working experience on the subject (or after obtaining 3 years of working experience) will also have the opportunity, to get certified and to participate in the WSTAR Register of Certified Persons of the Hellenic Institute of Welding with International Recognition.
Therefore, the acquisition of the Welding Coordinator Standard Level, and the associated certification, opens the way for the technical & scientific potential of our country, to write an important career in the field of construction in Greece or abroad, from positions of high responsibility.


At the end of the training program, participants will acquire basic knowledge and skills regarding the following major issues:

  • Planning and control of records
  • Codes and standards – Interpretation and use
  • Safety in welding
  • Confirmation of parent material identity
  • Welding processes
  • Confirmation of consumables identity
  • Verification of the compliance, availability and application in production of approved Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Verification of Welding Personnel Qualification compliance, availability, application in production, and validity
  • Verification that preheating is applied in accordance with specified procedures
  • VT and measurement before welding to verify dimensions, fit-up, and weld preparations are in accordance with engineering drawings
  • In-process welding surveillance to verify compliance with specified Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Post weld VT  and measurement of completed welds against specification and engineering drawing requirements
  • Verification of the compliance and completion of destructive testing where required
  • Verification of the completion and compliance of Non-destructive Testing
  • Defect identification, acceptance/rejection and cause investigation
  • Verification of compliance of documentation (ITPs, procedures, reports)
  • Compliance review of engineering drawings and weld symbols


In order to enter the Welding Processes Coordinators Basic Level courses, participants should prove at least 2 years job related experience. Therefore, the recommended minimum age for entry to IWS education program is 20 years old. Especially, in the Welding Processes Coordinator – Basic Level courses, can exclusively participate:

  • Diploma Holders from any Educational Institution – minimum 2 years of study
  • Diploma from any Educational Institution in relevant subject – minimum 1 years of study
  • Graduates from other Countries with similar equivalences


At the end of each module (1, 2, 3, 4), 60 minutes of written examinations are conducted in which the Candidate is asked to answer 90 questions from the Greek National Data Base for each module. After successful written examination in the 4 modules, the Candidate receives the Welding Processes Coordinator Basic Level Diploma.


  • Cost of training: 2.500 euro
  • Cost of exams: 300 euro / Written Exam
  • Participants are given FREE, Written Notes, all texts in Electronic format, and Books for the best support of the learning project.
  • In any case, the candidate can attend the full program of “Welding Processes Coordinator – Advanced Level”, without any additional charge.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: welding Processes and equipment (53 hours)

  • General introduction to welding technology | Private
  • Oxy-gas Welding and related processes | Private
  • Electrotechnics, a Review | Private
  • The Arc | Private
  • Power Sources for Arc Welding | Private
  • Introduction to Gas Shielded Arc Welding | Private
  • TIG Welding | Private
  • MIG/MAG | Private
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding | Private
  • MMA Welding | Private
  • Submerged-arc welding | Private
  • Resistance welding | Private
  • Laser, Electron Beam, Plasma | Private
  • Other Welding Processes, other than 1.12.1 | Private
  • Surfacing and Spraying | Private
  • Fully mechanised processes and robotics | Private
  • Brazing and soldering | Private
  • Joining processes for plastics | Private
  • Joining processes for ceramics and composites | Private

Module 2: Materials and their behaviour during welding (56 hours)

  • Structure and Properties of Metals | Private
  • Alloys and Phase Diagrams | Private
  • Iron-Carbon Alloys | Private
  • Manufacture and Classification of Steels | Private
  • Behaviour of structural steels in fusion welding | Private
  • Heat treatments of base materials and welded joints | Private
  • Structural (unalloyed) steels | Private
  • Application of Structural and High Strength Steels | Private
  • Creep and creep resistant steels | Private
  • Steels for Cryogenic Applications | Private
  • Introduction to corrosion | Private
  • Cast Irons and Steels | Private
  • Copper and Copper Alloys | Private
  • Nickel and Nickel Alloys | Private
  • Aluminum and aluminium alloys | Private
  • Titanium and Other Metals and Alloys | Private
  • Joining dissimilar materials | Private
  • Destructive testing of materials and welded joints | Private

Module 3: Construction and design (24 hours)

  • Basic theory of structural steels | Private
  • Fundamentals of the strength of materials | Private
  • Joint Design for welding and brazing | Private
  • Basics of Weld Design | Private
  • Behavior of welded structures under different types of loading | Private
  • Design of Welded Structures with Predominantly Static Loading | Private
  • Behaviour of Welded Structures Under Cyclic Loading | Private
  • Design of Welded Pressure Equipment | Private
  • Design of aluminium alloys structures | Private
  • Introduction to fracture mechanics | Private

Module 4: Fabrication, applications engineering (56 hours)

  • Introduction to Quality Assurance in Welded Fabrication | Private
  • Quality Control During Manufacture | Private
  • Residual Stresses & Distortion | Private
  • Plant facilities, Welding jigs and fixtures | Private
  • Risk-based thinking | Private
  • Health and safety | Private
  • Measurement, Control and Recording in Welding | Private
  • Imperfections and acceptance criteria | Private
  • Non Destructive Testing | Private
  • Economics and Productivity | Private
  • Repair-welding | Private
  • Reinforcing-steel welded joints | Private
  • Case Studies | Private

Module 5: Practical skills (60 hours)

  • Welding Laboratory | Private

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