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UK NDT & Inspection Training Facilities

A world class NDT training facility, located at the heart of Sheffield's engineering research and development community. 

Located at the Sheffield Business Park, we are among some of the world's leading engineering organisations such as University of Sheffield's Factory 2050 as well as TWI, Rolls Royce and the AMRC that are located nearby at the Advanced Manufacturing Park.

The IMechE Engineering Training Centre, opened in August 2015 as the new location for Argyll-Ruane after it had been acquired by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It is the global centre for our world wide NDT training, examinations and Level 3 Consultancy services.

This also includes our Coatings and Inspection training and examination services on behalf of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr).

Currently we provide a large schedule of courses but we have dedicated practical training facilities for the following methods:

  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Phased Array (PAUT) and Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)
  • Coatings and Inspection (on behalf of ICorr) 
Other facilities include:
  • Examination Centre
  • IMechE members room
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Atrium, break out and refreshments area
  • Shower and rest rooms
  • 80 seat Lecture Theatre
  • Car parking for 100 spaces
We do not provide hotel accommodation but we have corporate rates negotiated with the Mecure Parkway which is located on site at the Sheffield Business Park and is a short walk away. We can also assist in recommending other hotels nearby.

We pride ourselves in being flexible and listening to our customers so please ask if you would like us to add facilities or hotels.

Customer feedback

"I think your facility was very good. Much better than your competitors"

Paul attended Penetrant Testing Level 2 in Sheffield, March 2017

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T: +44 (0)114 399 5720
F: +44 (0)114 243 0035

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