NDT - Radiographic Interpretation Level 2

Course Overview

This course is designed for NDT personnel, surveyors, quality and inspection engineers who may have the responsibility for the identification of defects revealed by radiography. This course provides essential knowledge on radiographic theory and practice. Evaluation of weldments and castings, using radiographic codes and procedures to enable interpreters to judge radiographic quality.

PCN syllabus reference No PCN/GEN Appendix Z1

What You Study

  • Principles of x and gamma radiography, equipment, safety, film and screen types, film exposure and processing.
  • Film illuminator requirements and background lighting, penetrameters, sensitivity, defect types, film artefacts, practical work on interpretation of radiographs.

The course ends with a written and practical test.

Delegates completing the course should be able to:

  • Understand the basic theory of radiography
  • Appreciation of radiation safety principles
  • Understand radiographic techniques and film selection
  • Understand the origin of defects
  • Recognise the difference between defects and film faults
  • Interpret radiographs
  • Meet the syllabus requirements for ASNT/PCN Level 2

Duration and Attendance

6 Days including PCN Exam

This course is delivered at Glenrothes (Stenton Campus).

ASNT Examinations may be arranged on the final day of the course.

PCN Examinations are available on demand.

Vision Requirements

All delegates wishing to take a PCN examination must have natural or corrected vision satisfying the minimum PCN requirements PSL 44 

Who should attend

Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who require a methodical approach to interpretation.



Price includes exam and levy fees.




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