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Weld Inspector: PCN Level 2 training course


Training course: 5 days
Examination: 1 day


Theory and practical training course and examination



Why attend this course?

This course is intended for personnel with experience in welding inspection, welder training or welding supervision, who are wishing to consider a formal inspection certification route.

Course content

  • Welding processes
  • Consumables
  • Procedures
  • Welding defects
  • Specifications
  • Specification analysis
  • Mechanical testing of welds
  • Cutting and joint preparation
  • Basic steel metallurgy
  • Heat-affected zone
  • Pre-heat and post heat
  • Weld repairs
  • Weld symbols
  • Practical exercises
  • Examination syllabuses
  • Fit-ups

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

*This course is also ideal to support the mature candidate

Special note:

We strongly advise that all candidates attending the 5 day course allow revision time before attempting the available Weld Inspector examination options. Whilst any candidate can attend the course, examination criteria may exist in terms of experience and we recommend that prospective candidates read in full the PCN relevant documentation.

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £625
Examination: £290
PCN levy: £72
Total: £987

Next available date

14th May 2018 More dates available here


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5th March 2018

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25th June 2018

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5th November 2018

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Course and examination enquiries

+44 (0)114 399 5720 or

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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