Darlaston, West Midlands (September 24, 2020) – The Hydratight Academy has become the first Approved Training Provider licensed by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) to offer a blended learning program in Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI). The announcement follows the recent launch of the Hydratight Academy’s approved eLearning modules and practical training course options.

The Hydratight Academy eLearning platform comprises of comprehensive modules, including ECITB-approved courses and supports a blended learning approach, providing trainees with online theoretical instruction coupled with practical hands-on training options. As the world adjusts to the new normal and businesses and individuals look towards the future, eLearning is undoubtedly on the rise, as it complements the more traditional methods of learning. Further development of virtual platforms and improved Wi-Fi connections has improved access to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic; essentially preparing the workforce for the future ahead.

“Offering three learning options—instructor-led, online and blended—we have ensured that our customers have access to a flexible theoretical learning and practical training experience,” said Jason Barnard, Global Training and Competency Manager at Hydratight. “Both the online and blended learning courses are derived from our instructor-led courses, ensuring delegates receive the specific technical training that they require, prior to practical training or technical testing. These learning options provide candidates with knowledge of safe working practices, technical theory, quality assurance and practical skills that they can apply to their job roles.”

New trainees can choose a blended learning approach by attending MJI practical training within four weeks of MJI eLearning course completion and receive full ECITB MJI training certification.

ECITB-approved MJI eLearning courses can also be completed by experienced workers who are looking to refresh or upskill their knowledge, entirely online at a time that suits them, four weeks prior to attendance of technical testing.

For over 25 years, Hydratight has worked closely with the ECITB to deliver specialist bolting training programs since 1994 including the introduction of the Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI) program from 2011 as well as the development and delivery of ECITB On-Site Machining training programs since 2015. The addition of an online and blended portfolio is vital for digital transformation and ensures a varied and accessible learning approach for employers to plan around their shifts and project schedules.

The following ECITB-approved MJI eLearning courses are now available online via the Hydratight Academy eLearning Platform:

  • MJI10E – Hand Torque Bolted Connection Techniques (E-Learning)
  • MJI18E – Hydraulically Tension Bolted Connection Techniques (E-Learning)
  • MJI10/19E – Hydraulically Torque Bolted Connection Techniques (E-Learning)
  • MJI10/18/19E – Hydraulically Torque and Tension Bolted Connection Techniques (E-Learning)

The following ECITB-approved MJI blended learning courses are now available from Hydratight Academy locations:

  • MJI10B – Hand Torque Bolted Connection Techniques (Blended Learning)
  • MJI18B – Hydraulically Tension Bolted Connection Techniques (Blended Learning)
  • MJI10/19B – Hydraulically Torque Bolted Connection Techniques (Blended Learning)
  • MJI10/18/19B – Hydraulically Torque and Tension Bolted Connection Techniques (Blended Learning)

Hydratight continues to support the development of all personnel who are responsible for the integrity of bolted connections, On-site Machining and associated Joint Integrity Management activities, ensuring they are trained and assessed to industry best practice. For more information, please contact the Hydratight Academy at eLearning@hydratight.com

About Hydratight

Hydratight is a global market leader in integrity assurance services from controlled bolting and machining to hot tapping, hot bolting, leak sealing and much more. For over 35 years, Hydratight has delivered an unbeatable service track record in the oil & gas and power generation industries with unrivaled levels of safety and reliability. For more information, visit www.hydratight.com.