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Ultrasonic Testing, Ultrasonic Phased Array, Time of Flight Diffraction: Level 3

Why attend this course?

These are guidance courses aimed at the PCN requirements for Ultrasonic Practitioner Level 3 in either welds, casting or wrought products. The main objective is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required (This will also enable candidates to identify their weak subject areas). Advice will be given on any further tuition required. Candidates should ideally hold a PCN Level 2 approval in Ultrasonic Testing as a minimum and have at least 2 years experience in NDT Inspection before attempting these courses.

Candidates are required to complete and pass the PCN Level 3 Basic training course before attempting individual methods. More information about the course can be found here.

Course content

  • PCN requirements for Level 3 approval
  • Complementary NDT methods
  • Advanced product technology
  • Quality assurance, quality control and supervision
  • Specifications, procedures and techniques
  • Analysis of reports
  • Advanced ultrasonic testing theory and revision
  • Analysis of procedures
  • Procedure writing
  • Mock examinations

Course details

Duration: Length dependent on existing qualifications


Special note: Candidates who already hold PCN Level 3 certification in the Basic Module may opt to take the course which deals specifically with ultrasonic test information. These are ideal pre-approval courses for the PCN Level 3 Ultrasonic Practitioner examination, covering basic and main methods.

(excl. VAT)

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RTO/UT1 and RTO/UT3 combined fulfil the training requirements of PCN L2

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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

Customer feedback

"One of the most informative, professional courses I have attended in my career. A truly world class training facility. 10/10"

John attended Ultrasonic Testing in Sheffield, February 2017


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