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Weld Inspector: PCN Level 1 training course


Training course: 2 days
Examination: 1 day


Theory and practical training course and examination



Why attend this course?

This course covers the requirements of applicable standards and general theory and can lead to certification via a visual weld inspection approval route.


  • The role of a visual welding inspector
  • Inspection equipment and the use of gauges
  • Welding related standards and codes
  • Welding processes and terminology
  • Pre-weld, pre-heat and post weld visual inspection
  • Welding consumables
  • Basic steel weld metallurgy
  • Welding defects
  • Defect acceptance levels
  • Safety issues
  • Fit-ups

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Special note:

Candidates wishing to become certificated as a Visual Welding Inspector under a nationally/ internationally recognised qualification scheme can consider the ASNT Visual approval, subsequent to attendance on the above course.

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £465
Examination: £210
PCN levy: £72
Total: £747

Next available date

18th June 2018 More dates available here


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Meet the trainer

Alec Smith - Trainer and Examiner

Alec Smith 

With over 40 years experience in NDT, Alec is a well known and respected leader in radiography and weld inspection having worked as a Level 3 for organisations such as Applus RTD Ltd and NASA.


PCN Level 2: Radiography, Radiation Protection Supervisor, Weld Inspection
PCN Level 3: Radiography, Computed Radiography, Weld Inspection
ASNT Level 3: Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing

'Course was very informative and gained a vast amount of knowledge of different weld defects and the course material helped understand terminology'

Chris attended Weld Inspection Level 1 in Sheffield, September 2017

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