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Weld Inspector: PCN Level 3 training course


Training course: 5 days
Examination: 1 day


Theory training course and examination



Why attend this course?

Ideal for experienced welding inspectors who hold approved weld inspector status in an appropriate certifying scheme, i.e. PCN or equivalent. The course is designed to review, reinforce and develop the additional subjects required for Weld Inspector Level 2 approval.

Course content

  • Technical and supervisory qualities required
  • Quality assurance
  • Auditing
  • Content of NDT reports (theory and practical)
  • NDT capabilities and limitations
  • Assessment of fracture samples
  • Review of all welding/senior welding inspector examination syllabuses
  • Steel metallurgy
  • Crack mechanisms
  • Welding symbols
  • Consumables
  • Practical exercises
  • Examination syllabuses

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Special note:

Candidates must hold a relevant Weld Inspector approval and refer to the relevant certification documentation regarding all eligibility rules. We strongly advise that all candidates taking the 5 day course allow revision time before attempting the Weld Inspector Level 3 examination. This course does not include training relating to Radiographic Interpretation, other than an outline (ref: IETS/RI2).

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £835
Examination: £390
PCN levy: £72
Total: £1,297

Click on a date below to book your place now

26th February 2018


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Course and examination enquiries

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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

Customer feedback

'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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