NDT - Visual Inspection Level 2

Course Overview

This course provides comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of visual inspection for technicians’ Level 2 standard.

PCN syllabus reference no PCN/GEN appendix Z1

What You Study

  • Principles of visual inspection
  • Physics of light
  • The human eye and vision
  • Environmental conditions
  • Light sources
  • Optical aids
  • Surface conditions
  • Welding
  • Castings
  • Forging technology

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the principles of visual inspection
  • Carry out visual inspection of welds, castings and forgings, using a range of  inspection aids
  • Write clear and concise inspection techniques and reports
  • Meet the syllabus requirements for PCN level 2

Duration and Attendance

5 days including PCN Exam

This course is delivered at Glenrothes (Stenton Campus).



Suitable For -

This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors, testers and engineers with a responsibility for the inspection of fabrications, castings and forgings during manufacture or components in service.

Vision Requirements

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


BINDT approved

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