Course Title:
Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
Course Details:
Certification/Awarding bodies: CSWIP, PCN
Starting: 07 August 2017
Duration: 5.00 (days)
Location: United Kingdom
Venue: Cambridge

Booking Information
Course & Examination
£ 995.00 +VAT
Course Only
£ 800.00 +VAT
Exam Only
£ 295.00 +VAT
£ 100.00 +VAT
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Suitable for:

All NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in, or responsible for, inspection of castings, forgings or fabricated items during manufacture or in-service in different product sectors.

Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry.

Course Content:

Principles of magnetism; magnetic fields; induction; permeability and reluctance; magnetisation; lines of force, methods of testing; interpretation of indications; demagnetisation; practical exercises; methods of assessing sensitivity; instruction writing.

During the Level 2 instruction writing and application, attendees requiring only Level 1 training will carry out practical applications to written instructions.

The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To explain the basic principles of magnetic particle inspection methods
  • To carry out magnetic particle inspection
  • To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test reports
  • To meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP/PCN Level 2

Additional Information:

Price listed is for direct access Level 2 and includes examination and levy fees. For Level 1 option, please contact Customer Services.

Please note:
All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal) must provide photo ID (e.g Driving licence number, Passport number, PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so will result in the candidate being turned away.


No mandatory course entry requirements.

Training requirements:
The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
  • Level 1 - 16 hours
  • Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 40 hours)

The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend one of TWI's training courses.

Certification requirements:
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
  • Level 1 - 1 month
  • Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)

Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the examination and the required experience is achieved.