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Ultrasonic Testing Training Courses

Introductory, Standard and Advanced, Refresher/Recertification Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Training to Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

What is Ultrasonic Testing?

Ultrasonic methods of NDT use beams of mechanical waves (vibrations) of short wavelength and high-frequency, transmitted from a small probe and detected by the same or other probes. Such mechanical waves can travel large distances in fine-grain metal, in the form of a divergent wave with progressive attenuation.

The technique detects internal, hidden discontinuities that may be deep below the surface. Transducers and coupling wedges are available to generate waves of several types, including longitudinal, shear and surface waves. Applications range from thickness measurements of thin steel plate to internal testing of large turbine rotors.

Ultrasonic testing techniques are widely accepted for quality control and materials testing in many industries, including power generation, production of steel, aluminium and titanium, fabrication, aerospace and marine.

Courses available

IMechE Engineering Training Solutions offer a comprehensive range of Ultrasonic Testing 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.

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.

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Ultrasonic Testing: An Introduction >

Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 >
Ultrasonic Testing Level 2 >
Ultrasonic Testing Level 3 >

Ultrasonic Phased Array Level 2 >
Ultrasonic Phased Array Level 3 >

Ultrasonic TOFD Level 2 >
Ultrasonic TOFD Level 3 >

Ultrasonic Testing Refresher/Recertification Training >

Ultrasonic Testing: (ISI) Corrosion Monitoring & Thickness Measurement Level 1 >
Ultrasonic Testing: (ISI) Corrosion Monitoring & Thickness Measurement Level 2 >
Ultrasonic Testing: (ISI) Corrosion Monitoring & Thickness Measurement Level 3 >

Ultrasonic Testing: Critical Defect Sizing >

Auto UT Interpretation >

  • What to bring

Meet the trainer

Richard Horsfall - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant


Richard is our lead Advanced UT tutor having joined IMechE ETS in 2013 and has 10 years of standard and advanced NDT teaching experience.

Before training tomorrow's NDT specialists, Richard gained experience within the rail and transport industries as a Senior Turbine Specialist with Alstom.


PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing (3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9), PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing
PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing

Meet the trainer

James Caruth - Trainer


Having joined IMechE ETS in 2015, James is able to use his knowledge and experience from his previous work in the nuclear, aerospace and oil and gas industries when training his students.


PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.8 & 3.9, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing

Customer feedback

"Richard is a very good lecturer that accommodates all candidates with technical & theoretical problems & explains the solutions very well and at a level we can understand"

Jacobus from Anglo American, attended TOFD Level 2 in Sheffield, April 2017

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