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Ultrasonic Phased Array (PAUT): Level 3


Depending on experience


Theory training course and examination



Why attend this course?

This is a guidance course aimed at the PCN requirements for Ultrasonic Phased Array 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 hold a PCN Level 2 in Phased Array, a PCN Level 3 approval in Ultrasonic Testing as a minimum and have at least 2 years experience in NDT Inspection before attempting these courses.

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

Special note:

Candidates wishing to undertake a Phased Array or TOFD Level 3 training course must currently hold a Level 3 certification in Ultrasonic Testing. More information about the course can be found here.


(excl. VAT)

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

"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

Course dates

Course dates are scheduled based on customer demand, please contact us for available dates

Course Enquiries

+44 (0)114 399 5720 or  

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 8 years experience within the oil and gas sector as well as a Senior Turbine Specialist with Alstom.


PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing
PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing

Meet the trainer

Craig Hobson - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

Craig Hobson NDT Trainer 

Craig has extensive teaching experience having worked for IMechE ETS in multiple stages of the organisation's history, most recently re-joining in 2017 having gained experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Craig is responsible for standard UT training as well as being able to teach MT and PT.


PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing
ASNT Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing

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