A technique check is offered before the start of the course to check that the hardware and software are working properly. All you need to participate in the course is browser access.
The course itself starts with a kick-off video conference for all participants (see figure 1). This will allow you to get to know the other participants and the trainers. In addition, the learning platform and its functions are explained.
The subsequent online phase comprises three theory units, each with a duration of approx. 25 hours. The detailed course contents can be viewed here: Adhesive specialist course contents (PDF).
For each of these three online units, you have the opportunity to view and work through learning content via our learning platform. The content is conveyed through short videos, presentations and animations. To support your learning success, flashcards, interactive learning checks and exercises are available for you to work on in small groups or alone.
In addition, you will meet with the trainers and your course group online at set times (see video conferences in figure 1) to talk about previously defined course topics to be worked through, to discuss questions and to further consolidate the knowledge you have acquired. However, should anything be unclear or in need of explanation beforehand or »in between«, the trainers are of course also available for questions.
Following the online phase, the five-day attendance phase including the practical, written and oral examinations takes place at Fraunhofer IFAM. Here, further topics are presented so that all the contents of the DVS®/EWF Adhesive Bonding Specialist course are covered. Likewise, all practical exercises are now carried out and linked to the theory. You will be optimally prepared for the upcoming examinations through repetition units. After successfully passing the exams, you will receive the internationally recognised DVS®/EWF certificates.