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Ultrasonic Testing (UT) - Welds - Blended Learning Package

09th Sep 2019

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Start Date
09th Sep 2019
End Date
20th Sep 2019
Course only
£ 1,850.00 + VAT
Exam only
£ 480.00 + VAT
Course + Exam package
£ 2,230.00 + VAT

Is it for me?

This course is aimed at all personnel including testers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who require a thorough and comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic testing of welded joints.

This course is also suitable for personnel working in the aerospace industry and can be found under the Aerospace section.

The eLearning training is part of the ‘blended learning’ UT package; ‘a mix of eLearning and in-class practical training followed by certification to BS EN ISO 9712. The online modules can be studied when and where it is most convenient and at your own pace.

The package ‘ separates the learning of key concepts from the learning of a specific instrument,‘ coupled with interactive exercises focused on the principles behind set-up, calibration, acquisition and data analysis. An intuitive logical training structure, which invariably‘ helps the students understand key concepts, step-by-step.

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In addition to the eLearning element of the Ultrasonic Testing training, you will then attend practical classroom training for 10 days.

What will I learn?

  • Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound and Ultrasound Testing
  • Module 2: Zero-Degree Ultrasonic Testing
  • Module 3: Angled Ultrasonic Testing
  • Module 4: Review
Students attending the UT Level 2 training will go through each topics in more depth.


Basic principles of sound; generation and detection of sound; behaviour of sound in a material; the flaw detector; use of angled beam probes for weld scanning; welding processes and weld defects; practical exercises on test specimens containing simulated flaws; examination of parent plate, butt welds; instruction writing.

The course ends with the certification examination.

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

What will I leave with?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the theoretical background of the techniques
  • Calibrate ultrasonic equipment
  • Measure the thickness of steel plates and determine levels of attenuation
  • Locate and evaluate laminations
  • Select the correct type of probe to examine welded butt joints in steel plate and aerospace components/structures
  • Report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
  • Interpret code requirements
  • Meet the syllabus requirements for CSWIP Levels 1 and 2


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