Eddy Current Testing- Welds Level 1 NDT Training Course

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Eddy Current Testing: Welds Level 1


Training course: 4 days
Examination: 1 day


Theory and practical training and examination



Why attend this course?

This course provides detailed information on the inspection of welds utilising the Eddy Current Testing method, incorporating the latest equipment. This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with an existing NDT knowledge. This course is PCN approved and provides excellent preparation for the Level 1 examination as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.

Course content

  • Electrical properties 
  • Principles of magnetism
  • Principles of electromagnetism
  • Eddy-current inspection equipment
  • Equipment calibration
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Eddy Current techniques
  • Extensive practical experience
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Responsibilities of an Eddy Current Testing Level 1 certified NDT professional: 

An individual certified to Eddy Current Testing Level 1 has demonstrated competence to carry out Eddy Current 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 Eddy Current Testing instructions:

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

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.


(excl. VAT)

Training course: £745
Examination: £210
PCN levy: £74
Total: £1,029

Next available date

8th July 2019 More dates available here


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8th July 2019

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Course and examination enquiries

To register your interest in future course please contact:

 +44 (0)114 399 5720 or argyllruane@imeche.org


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

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

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 >


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