Eddy Current Testing Training Courses

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Eddy Current Testing Training Courses

Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Refresher/Recertification training and Pulsed Eddy Current Appreciation

Eddy Current Testing Training Courses

What is Eddy Current Testing?

Eddy current testing (sometimes referred to as 'Electromagnetic testing') provides a means of surface and within variable limits sub-surface flaw detection capabilities. Eddy current testing can be used on any electrically conductive material with its major advantage of being capable of flaw detection through both conductive and non-conductive coatings.

Examples of industrial sectors where eddy current testing is carried out are Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aerospace and Formula 1.

In eddy current inspection, a magnetic field is produced by an alternating current flowing through the test coil. When the energised coil is brought close to, or placed in contact with, a conductive material, eddy currents are induced in the material. This produces a magnetic field that opposes the field produced by the coil. The net effect is to cause a change in the impedance of the test coil and change can be detected with a high degree of accuracy by the instrument circuits. A change in test coil impedance can be caused by discontinuities such as cracks but also material properties, coil factors and probe handling.

The objective a course will not only be how to identify and categorise discontinuities but to ascertain the the exact cause for change i.e.  to eliminate those factors which are not of interest.

Courses available

IMechE Argyll Ruane offer Eddy Current Testing (Welds) NDT training courses in Levels 1, 2 and 3 in a range of central and employer specific internationally recognised standards such as PCN (BS EN ISO 9712), SNT-TC-1A, EN4179 and NAS410.

Developed alongside industry leading equipment developers Eddyfi, we have developed the Pulsed Eddy Current Appreciation training course. Students will be able to train on the new Lyft system whilst gaining a overview on using Pulsed Eddy Current to combat Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). 

We are also able to offer refresher training to those students that are looking to re-certify, providing training on any theory or practical areas that may need to be revisited before sitting their examination.

Courses are delivered at the Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield, UK but can also be completed on-site at an organisation's premises or third party location depending on each individual circumstance.

Click on a course below to find out more and reserve your place 

NDT Examinations:

A full range of examinations are available to internationally recognised central and employer based schemes including PCN, SNT-TC-1A, EN4179 and NAS410.

Full initial, resit and recertification options are available depending on your requirements. Click here for more information >


  •  Scientific calculator
     Overalls/Lab coat
     Safety boots (we do have a small number available if required)
     PCN Candidates: PCN wallet card or other form of photographic identification

Meet the trainer

Howard Garlick - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant


Having gained experience within aerospace and fabrication industries, Howard joined IMechE Argyll Ruane in 2013.

Howard is also leading our Pulsed Eddy Current training course having spent time with Eddyfi at their head office in Quebec, Canada focusing on their Lyft system.


PCN Level 2: Eddy Current Testing (Welds), Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Radiography (Welds), Ultrasonic Testing 3.1, 3.2
PCN Level 3: Eddy Current Testing (Welds), Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Basic Radiation Safety
EN 4179 Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, Immersion Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Eddy Current Testing

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"The course is excellent. Howard is very knowledgeable and helpful"

Graham from Qinetiq, attended Eddy Current Welds Level 2 in Sheffield, March 2017

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