Course Title:
Radiographic Testing (RT) - Aerospace

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Suitable for:

NDT personnel, engineers, surveyors, inspectors and quality engineers working on aerospace materials, components and structures or aerospace welds.

Course Content:

Manufacturing processes and defects in weld, casting or wrought product; properties of X- and gamma-rays; sensitometry; film selection; film processing and spurious indications; factors controlling contrast and definition; X- and gamma-ray equipment; ionising radiation hazards; regulations; use of screens and filters; selection of angle of aspect; image quality indicators; defect depth location; castings; reporting.

The course ends with the certification examination

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To explain the basic theory of X - and gamma radiography
  • To select film type and energy levels, select and prepare techniques for a given specimen
  • To state the theory of film processing and carry out practical dark-room work
  • To have a working knowledge of Basic Radiation Safety (see note in Additional Information)
  • To plot and evaluate film characteristics (sensitometry)
  • To recognise film faults
  • To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2

Additional Information:

NOTE: The course does not cover PCN Level 1 Basic Radiation Safety qualification and it is recommended that it is taken prior to attending this course.

This course is suitable for personnel working in the Aerospace industry which is available as PCN Level 2 certification only.

The course does not cover PCN Level 2 Safety Endorsement (Radiation Protection Supervisor).

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


The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
  • Direct access to Level 2 - 120 hours (40 hours Level 1 + 80 hours Level 2)

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
  • Direct Level 2 - 12 months (3 months Level 1 + 9 months Level 2)

Career Progression: