This course provides comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of Visual Inspection for technicians Level 2 standard. Training accredited to PCN Level 2. PCN Syllabus Reference Appendix E5.2 to PCN/GEN).


Unfortunately, due to the current public health situation, we are not able to offer any NDT training until November 2020.

Course content includes:

  • Principles of visual inspection
  • Physics of light, the human eye and vision
  • Environmental conditions
  • Light sources
  • Optical aids
  • Surface conditions
  • Welding, castings, and forging technology

After completing the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the principles of visual inspection
  • Carry out visual inspection of welds, castings and forgings, using a range of inspection aids
  • Write clear and concise inspection techniques and reports
  • Meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2
  • Fife College NDT Centre complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for the provision of training and examination of NDT personnel
  • This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors, testers, and engineers with a responsibility for the inspection of fabrications, castings and forgings during manufacture or components in service
  • £1,036
  • This price includes exam or levy fees