Penetrant Testing – Level 2 Online Learning

Special note

Candidates attempting a PCN examination must meet the PCN/GEN requirements. If attempting an ASNT/EN4179/NAS410 examination the requirements of your company’s written practice must be met. This course is not suitable for BGAS-CSWIP examination preperation.

You will have the opportunity to use the various techniques on welds, castings and wrought products whilst gaining detailed theoretical and practical knowledge on all the commonly encountered penetrant testing techniques. This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge, this course is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for Level 1 and 2 examinations. It meets the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.

With our Online Learning you will be able to learn the theory element of your Penetrant Testing Course online, through both audio and visual learning techniques. Our step by step interactive learning tools, demonstrative videos and practice tests cover all the material required by BINDT to pass your exam.

Once the theory course is completed, you will visit the Sheffield Training Centre for practical training and your exam.

Online Blended Learning brings the following key benefits:

  • Stress-free learning environment
  • Learn in your own time and at your own pace
  • Less time out of work
  • Save on accommodation costs
  • Save on transport costs

  • Introduction to the penetrant method
  • Principles of penetrant inspection
  • Penetrant inspection equipment
  • Performance checking
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Production of written technique
  • Penetrant techniques
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation
  • Extensive practical element
  • Product technology

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Online Element

  • Introduction to the penetrant method
  • Principles of penetrant inspection
  • Penetrant inspection equipment
  • Performance checking
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Production of written technique
  • Penetrant techniques
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation
  • Product technology

Face to Face Element

  • Extensive practical element
  • Theory & Practical Examination
  • Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Penetrant Testing Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to NDT procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:

  • Select the Penetrant Testing technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Penetrant Testing codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Penetrant Testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Penetrant Testing equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Penetrant tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Penetrant Testing instructions
  • Carry out and supervise all tasks at or below Level 2
  • Provide guidance for personnel at or below Level 2
  • Report the results of Penetrant tests.

PCN Certification is awarded once the student has demonstrated the required experience and training hours have been met and successful completion of the PCN examination has been achieved:

Penetrant Testing
Level 2 – 24 training hours and 3 months experience. (Assuming the candidate holds a current Level 1 Certificate)

Direct access to PCN Level 2 would be achieved by combining the experience and training hours of Level 1 and Level 2:

Direct access Level 2 – 40 training hours and 4 months experience

(excl. VAT)

Online Theory Course: £194
Practical Cost: £403
Examination: £296
PCN levy: £76
Total: £969

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