PCN Level 3 Basic - NDT Training Course

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THE COURSE

PCN Level 3 Basic

DURATION

Depending on own experience

TYPE

Theory training course and examination
 

CODE

AR/L3B

Why complete this course?

This is a guidance course aimed at the PCN Level 3 requirements for NDT practitioners to prepare them for the Level 3 Basic examination. The main objective of the course is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required, while also identifying their weak subject areas. Advice will be given on any further tuition required.

IMechE Argyll Ruane's online training program allows students to work and track their progress through the course at their own convenience. This provides the opportunity to spend more time on and revisit specific areas of the course that are not fully understood.

The assessments provide an opportunity to test your knowledge. Students are able to attempt these as many times as they see fit but a 70% pass rate is required to progress.

This course is now available to study online at your own pace and convenience. Click here to for more information.

Course Content

  • The course is split into modules to break down the learning in to manageable parts.
    Unit PRT1
    Casting
    Unit PRT2
    Wrought Products
    Unit PRT3
    Weld Terminology
    Unit PRT4
    Welding Processes
    Unit PRT5
    Steel Weld Metallurgy
    Unit PRT6
    Weld Defects
    Unit PRT7
    Mechanical Testing
    Unit PRT8
    Cracking
    Unit PRT9
    Other Processes and Technologies
    Unit PRT10
    Terminology
    Unit QA2
    Normative Documents
    Unit NDT1
    Non-Destructive Testing
  • The module is based on PCN/GEN ISSUE 13 which can be downloaded and referred to whilst you work through the assessment.
    Unit 1
    Scope
    Unit 2
    References
    Unit 3
    Terms and Conditions
    Unit 4
    Abbreviations
    Unit 5
    Duties and responsibilities
    Unit 6
    Levels of PCN Certification
    Unit 7
    Eligibility
    Unit 8
    Industrial NDT Experience
    Unit 9
    Vision Requirements
    Unit 10
    Qualification Examination
    Unit 11
    Examination Exemptions
    Unit 12
    Conduct of Examinations
    Unit 13
    Grading of Examinations
    Unit 14

    Re-examination
    Unit 15
    Publication of Examination Results
    Unit 16
    Certification
    Unit 17
    Validity of Certification
    Unit 18
    Revalidation
    Unit 19
    Complaints and Appeals
    Unit 20
    Change of Employer
    Unit 21
    Supplementary Examinations
    Unit 22
    Certification and Examination Records
    Unit 23
    Use and Misuse of Certificates   
    Unit 24
    Transition between EN473; 2008, ISO 9712:2005 and EN ISO 9712:2012
  • The module focuses on refreshing existing knowledge of a minimum of 4 Level 2 Main Methods, listed below.
    • Eddy Current Testing
    • Magnetic Particle Testing
    • Penetrant Testing
    • Radiography
    • Ultrasonic Testing

Special note:

Candidates should ideally hold a PCN Level 2 approval in 4 methods with at least 2 years’ experience in NDT/Inspection before attempting the course. See also the latest edition of PCN/GEN for the minimum requirements for examinations.

Candidates may be able to avoid certain parts of Level 3 Basic based on their current certifications, please refer to the latest edition of PCN/GEN or contact us for further information. 

Price
(excl. VAT)

As this course is based on your own individual requirements, please contact us for a personalised price

Next available date

15th October 2018 More dates available here

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3rd September 2018

PCN Level 3 Basic training course and examination

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Course and examination enquiries

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

Meet the trainer

Howard Garlick - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

Howard_Garlick_NDT_Tutor 

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.

Qualifications:

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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Spencer attended Visual Testing in Sheffield, October 2016

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