Non-destructive testing is a crucial aspect of quality control, helping to ensure that components are manufactured to the correct standards and specifications.

NDT is used across many industries, including aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear, power generation, medical, rail and general manufacturing. As the tests do not destroy or alter the part being tested, they are highly valuable and can save time and money.

Common methods of NDT include visual testing, penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, eddy current testing, radiographic testing and ultrasonic testing. Each have their advantages and disadvantages. With advancements in digital control and imaging, other techniques have been developed including phased array ultrasonic testing, time of flight diffraction, digital and computed radiography, phased eddy current and pulsed eddy current.

Fife College’s non-destructive testing (NDT) training courses give you a comprehensive understanding of the processes where tests are conducted on a component without causing damage to its structure.

We offer courses focusing on all the main methods of NDT, so you can choose what training is right for your business.

What should I do?

If you want to introduce NDT to your business, or train up new members of staff, you can discuss your needs with Fife College by emailing or calling 0344 248 0135.

We provide a wide range of NDT training courses, including basic radiation safety, liquid/dye penetrant inspection, magnetic particle inspection, ultrasonic inspection, weld inspection and visual inspection.

Our courses are suitable for both individuals who are looking to move into a career in component testing, as well as professionals looking to upskill and expand their testing knowledge.

We have worked with and developed packages to meet the training needs of large companies such as British Gas, SSE, SGN, and Turriff, whilst also supporting the needs of SMEs and those who are self-employed.

At Fife College, we are a BINDT (British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing) authorised training organisation.

You can be sure that the NDT training courses from Fife College are accredited by the best in the business.

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