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Radiographic Testing (RT) Level 1

Why attend this course?

This programme involves RT Theory and Practical training and is  PCN recognised providing excellent preparation for the Level 1 examinations; it meets in full the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation..

Also suitable for employer based certification schemes such as SNT-TC-IA / EN4179 / NAS410.

Course content

  • 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.

Course details


5 days (if BRS already held)
7 days (if BRS not already held)

Code: IETS/RT1

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.

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

(excl. VAT)

(Excluding BRS)
Training course: £995
Examination: £428
PCN levy: £70
Total: £1,493

(Incl. BRS)

Training course: £1,285
Examination: £543
PCN levy: £140
Total: £1,968

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Course and examination enquiries

+44 (0)114 399 5720 or


Meet the trainer

Andrew Fox - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

Andy Fox 

Andy is one of the industry's highly respected and leading individuals within NDT and radiography in particular having gained experienced with Rolls Royce, developing their NDT strategy for the Civil Nuclear market. 


PCN Level 2: Radiography, Radiographic Interpretation
PCN Level 3: Radiography
ASNT Level 3: Radiographic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing
NAS 410 / EN 4179: Radiographic Testing, Computed Radiography, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing
CSWIP Level 2: Digital Radiography

Customer feedback

"The course was taught to teach rather than just pass the exam. The trainer had a wealth of experience to share"

Martin attended Radiographic Testing in Sheffield, February 2017


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