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Non Destructive Testing NDT Engineering Technician Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship (BUS1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is an engineering science-based profession that requires competent engineering technicians to inspect materials, welds, components and plant to verify their integrity without rendering them unfit for further service. The role involves technical supervisory responsibility of NDT Operators and other junior staff within the organisation.

NDT uses various methods, such as ultrasonics, radiography and infrared thermography to detect cracks and other imperfections in manufactured components, including those that have been in service for a period of time. The results of inspections are taken at face value and, therefore, specialists rely on NDT accuracy when deciding whether to operate, repair or replace a component. The importance of the role of the NDT Engineering Technician cannot, therefore, be overstated.

The NDT Technician will hold three NDT certificates (mapped to engineering registration at the EngTech level). The NDT Engineering Technician will have transferable skills that will include a broad knowledge of engineering principles and manufacturing processes.

This apprenticeship meets the requirements of the Engineering Council Registration at the Engineering Technician level. BINDT is licensed by the Engineering Council to approve apprenticeships and other integrated knowledge/competence programmes for engineering technician (EngTech) registration.

Course content

NDT uses various methods, such as ultrasonics, radiography and infrared thermography, to detect cracks and other imperfections in manufactured components, including those that have been in service for a period of time. The results of inspections are taken at face value and, therefore, specialists rely on NDT accuracy when deciding whether to operate, repair or replace a component.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English
  • There is also a requirement to have good aided or unaided eyesight to satisfy the mandatory NDT eyesight test and have appropriate physical fitness

Assessment

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in College and in your place of work.

Financial information

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare.

For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Future opportunities

The NDT Technician will be able to work in specific industries, such as aerospace, motorsport, power generation and distribution, manufacturing, railways, oil and gas (on and offshore), marine and construction. Real-life examples could include inspecting airframes and engines, Formula 1 gearboxes and nuclear reactors or other safety-critical components. The NDT Engineering Technician will oversee, validate and audit, by re-inspection, the work of NDT Operators, and manage projects and specific areas of work.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 March 2018
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