The Welding Institute


The Welding Institute has a team of accreditors supporting accreditation of university Degree and Masters Programmes. Accreditors are both senior academics and industrialists with significant expertise and knowledge in their field, who voluntarily support The Welding Institute to review and accredit programmes for Incorporated and Chartered registration status.

Person Specification

To be an Academic Accreditation Assessor you must be professionally registered at CEng or IEng level.

Academic accreditation assessors are expected to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • External examining
  • Course leader / programme director position or with a leading role in course management or design
  • Members of institutional validation and/or review committee
  • Quality assurance agency auditing
  • Audit experience

It would be desirable if you are familiar with the Engineering Council’s Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) standard for IEng and CEng.

    Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities

          • Represent The Welding Institute at academic accreditation visits
          • Gather and review evidence to make an objective judgement regarding the suitability of courses for accreditation against Engineering Council specifications
          • Contribute to open discussion in an open and constructive manner to support a team in achieving an agreeable outcome
          • Be respectful and supportive to all individuals involved in an accreditation visit whether they be from our own institution, other PEIs or the Higher Education establishment
          • Keep up to date with the latest Engineering Council and Welding Institute individual route procedures and regulations
          • Share best practice and support opportunities for continuous improvement
          • Where required, form an accreditation ratification panel to review and approve other accreditation visit reports conducted by other Academic Accreditation Assessors as per accreditation procedures
          • Be able to confirm absence of conflict of interest
          • Complete training and refresher training as required
          • Abide by equality and diversity legislation
          • Observe the proper duties of confidentiality regarding all accreditation documentation and communications
          • To prepare for and conduct accreditation visits to the agreed timescales

        Time Commitment

        There is no fixed period of appointment. Volunteers are welcome to undertake the role as long as they wish, as long as they maintain their training to keep up to date with Engineering Council and Institute policy and regulation. Volunteers may be asked to step down to make way for new appointments in order to keep the assessor pool aligned with the strategic goals of the Institute.

        Benefits of Volunteering

          • Continuing professional development including project and personal management skills
          • Acquisition of transferable skills
          • Development of job knowledge
          • You will have the opportunity to network with a range of professionals and academics in the engineering sector

          How to Apply

          To apply, please complete an expression of interest form illustrating how you meet the role criteria and along with your CV, send this to The Editorial Board in consultation with the Branch and YMC Committees will appoint Branch and Younger Member Correspondents.

          For further information, please refer to the full person specification, or email

          The Welding Institute

          Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL, UK

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