The Welding Development Centre is the North East’s only facility
that provides welding engineers with market leading training and consultancy under one roof, as well as provide the perfect place for you to complete your welder coding.

engineering services
for all sectors

We provide world class
welding engineering and
consultancy services
for some of the world’s
leading engineering companies
across sectors from
Oil and Gas to Aerospace.

that you can trust

Founded by engineers,
for engineers, our people
are all fully qualified and
more importantly have
hands on experience
so we can understand
your needs quickly.

Local service,

We're based in
North East England
but serve customers from
all over the world.
Get in touch to find out
how we can support you
and your business.


Flexible, trusted support to fit your needs.


Get expert advice to help you deliver world class welding quality.


Dedicated facility for welding training and examinations.


Expert support to keep your Non-Destructive Testing compliant.


48 hour turnaround of examination certificates

Get your UKAS 3rd Party approved examination certificates within 48 hours to minimise impact on project delivery.

Deliver quality to the level you expect

Get qualified help to deliver beyond international standards, regulations, certifications and specifications.

Pass rates of 90%+

Get training that achieves 90%+ pass rates whilst being focused on quality training and your unique requirements.

Improved business efficiencies and processes

Get improved productivity and repeatability by focusing on quality, efficiencies and procedures to best fit the ranges of welding activities.

Compliance assurance

Get compliant welders, procedures, project management and audits to ISO standard in line with responsible welding coordinators (RWC).


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then one of the team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Get updates from the WDC team on our blog including news, expert advice and events.

Calculating Pre-Heat according to BS EN ...
10/01/2022 - by Jack Miller
BS EN 1011 is issued in several parts in order that it may cover the different types of weldable metallic materials and specific welding processes.
Running a Welding Procedure Qualificatio...
15/12/2021 - by Jack Miller
Running a Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR) requires any company to understand the following key factors or ‘essential variablesR...
The Welding Development Centre increase ...
26/10/2021 - by Jack Miller
Recognition PR has kindly covered our story showcasing our growth over the past 9 months. Read Recognition PR’s story below.