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Magnetic Testing and Penetrant Testing Combined Blended Learning

11th Nov 2024

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Start Date
11th Nov 2024
End Date
15th Nov 2024
Course only
£ 2,000.00 + VAT

Is it for me?

The course is suitable for all NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians engaged in or responsible for weld inspection, inspection of castings and forgings during fabrication or in-service inspection.

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

The package separates the learning of theoretical concepts from the practical application of the methods, coupled with questionnaires focused on the theoretical principles and specific applications related to different product and industrial sectors.

In addition to the eLearning element of the methods, students will then attend practical classroom training and certification exams in one week.

Note for candidates wishing to enroll on the MT-PT blended learning course: 
The e-learning modules require time to study. All students needs to plan their study time and complete the online modules (including all assessments) before joining the classroom.

It is a mandatory requirement to issue access to the online material no less than 30 calendar days prior to the commencement of the in-class element of the course. There shall be no exception to this requirement, please plan your study to embrace this requirement.

What will I learn?


The Magnetic Testing/Penetrant Testing Combined Level 2 eLearning training course consists of three main modules, to be studied in the order below.

Module 1: Product Technology

  • Lesson 1 - Common Discontinuities: Describes the main types of discontinuities that can occur in metallic products
  • Lesson 2 - Basic Steel Metallurgy: Basic insight into the metallurgy of steel, and how its mechanical properties can be modified by alloying and heat treatment
  • Lesson 3 - Steel Making: Follows the steel making process, from the blast furnace to the preparation of steel for casting
  • Lesson 4 - Casting: Outlines some common methods that are used to cast metals, and the types of defects that can occur
  • Lesson 5 - Wrought Products: Outlines some common wrought processes, and the types of defects that can occur
  • Lesson 6 - Welding: Outlines the main arc welding processes, features of a weld, and types of welding defects

Module 2: Magnetic Testing Theory

  • Lesson 1 - Principles of MT: The basic principles of magnetism and how magnetic particle testing works
  • Lesson 2 - Methods of Magnetisation: The portable and fixed equipment that is used to magnetise test specimens
  • Lesson 3 - MT Detecting Media and Equipment: Describing the inks, powders and other equipment that is used in the MT process
  • Lesson 4 - MT Techniques: Outlines the techniques, current waveforms and demagnetisation methods used in MT
  • Lesson 5 - Assessing Magnetising Force and Amperage: Outlines the methods used to assess whether magnetising force and amperage is adequate for the magnetising method used

Module 3: Penetrant Testing Theory

  • Lesson 1 - Principles of PT: The basic principles how penetrant testing works, and the properties required of an effective penetrant
  • Lesson 2 - PT Process and Parameters: Describes each stage of the PT process, looking at the different methods that can be used and the various parameters involved
  • Lesson 3 - Penetrant Systems and Inspection: Outlines how penetrant systems are classified, selected and inspected
  • Lesson 4 - PT Control Checks and Documentation: Outlines the process control tests,  checks, and calibration of equipment that ensure quality control in penetrant testing systems

Each module contains:

  • Downloadable course notes
  • Pages explaining the underlying theory
  • Self-assessment questionnaires  
  • A coursework section with questions on general and specific theory
  • A personal tutor assigned to each certification candidate

At the end of your online training phase, by completing the coursework section you will automatically receive your results, which will indicate whether you are ready for the classroom element of the course, or if you need further time to study.

In addition to the eLearning element of the Magnetic Testing and Penetrant Testing, students will then attend practical classroom training, covering the practical aspects of the methods   followed by certification exam in both methods in one of TWI training facilities.

Training is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712 and the course ends with the certification examination.

What will I leave with?

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

  • Explain the basic principles of magnetic particle/penetrant inspection methods
  • Carry out magnetic particle inspection/penetrant inspection
  • Write clear and concise inspection instructions and test reports
  • Meet syllabus requirements for CSWIP and PCN


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