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Non Destructive Testing NDT Operator Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship (BUS1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Drawing heavily upon the experience and knowledge of the industry sector product technology, an NDT Operator will usually work as part of an inspection team or department performing NDT inspections to pre-defined NDT work instructions and reporting his/her findings through the employer’s quality management system processes. Their findings will be subject to review and authorisation by suitably qualified and experienced supervisory staff, such as, NDT Engineering Technicians, to ensure that the results are accurate and reliable.

The skillset and depth of proficiency retained by the NDT Operator, whilst singularly focused on one NDT method, are nevertheless transferable across all engineering sectors. This apprenticeship will provide resources to meet future engineering requirements, such as, nuclear new build, power generation, transport, oil and gas and defence.

This apprenticeship meets the requirements of Engineering Council Registration at the Engineering Operator level. BINDT is licensed by the Engineering Council to approve apprenticeships and other integrated knowledge/competence programmes for engineering operator 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 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.


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 Operator can progress to the Non-Destructive Testing Technician (Advanced Apprenticeship).

Further information

Information Team

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Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


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How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 March 2018
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