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Radiographic Testing (RT) Welds/Castings Level 1

Special note

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and meet the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations. TDLs/film badges will be supplied to all candidates. We are able to arrange medicals and TLDs if candidates are not currently classified.

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.

  • Basic radiation safety
  • Properties of X-ray and Gamma rays
  • Atomic structures
  • Generation of X-rays
  • Natural and artificial gamma radiation sources
  • Gamma ray equipment
  • Radiographic film
  • Intensifying screens, exposure charts, calculations
  • Techniques for weld and/or casting radiography
  • Darkroom procedures
  • Radiographic quality
  • Application of a written instruction/radiographic technique
  • Specifications and procedures
  • Practical exercises

All students that wish to perform radiography require a valid Basic Radiation Safety (BRS) certificate, this can be included as part of any RT course.

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Radiographic Testing Level 1 has demonstrated competence to carry out Radiographic Testing according to written instructions and under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 1 personnel may be authorised by the employer to perform the following in accordance with Radiographic Testing instructions:

  • Set up Radiographic Testing equipment
  • Perform Radiographic Inspection tests
  • Record and classify results of the tests according to written criteria
  • Report the results of Radiographic tests

Radiographic Testing Level 1 certified personnel shall neither be responsible for the choice of test method or technique to be used, nor for the interpretation of the test results.

(excl. VAT)


Including BRS:
Training course: £1,193
Examination: £769
PCN levy: £176
PCN PED Levy: £47
Total: £2,185

Excluding BRS:
Training course: £810
Examination: £629
PCN levy: £88
PCN PED Admin Charge : £47
Total: £1,574



Including BRS:
Training course: £1,193
Examination: £769
PCN levy: £176
Total Castings: £2,158

Excluding BRS:
Training course: £810
Examination: £629
PCN levy: £88
Total Castings: £1,527

Note: Prices are correct at time of issue but may be subject to change, with the exception of confirmed bookings.