This unique degree-level apprenticeship offered by Skills Training UK in partnership with the University of Northampton is the country’s only BSc Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).
The programme includes advanced NDT techniques such as corrosion analysis, thermographic testing, vibration analysis and advanced inspection techniques.
You will also need to complete an extended project on a topic of your choice, relating to your work in NDT.
Employers will be able to select a specialist NDT Training school for practical assessment, including Lavender International, IMechE Argyll Ruane and the South West School of NDT.
Typical Job Roles: NDT Operator
Blend of online, classroom and practical
Apprentices must hold a minimum of two basic NDT Level 2 methods or at least one complex method (ultrasonic, radiography, eddy current, shearography, vibration analysis, acoustic emission, oil analysis or thermography) in order to be eligible for the BSc.
Additionally, they may hold advanced NDT qualifications, such as NDT Level 3 certification. Dependent upon prior qualifications, exemptions may apply.
The course duration will depend on previous experience. Please talk to our friendly team is you would like to find out more – this course enrolls for September and January starts.
On completion of the Apprenticeship, the NDT Engineer will hold a degree (BSc Non-Destructive Testing) & will have achieved a NDT Level 3 qualification.
The NDT Engineer will also be eligible to apply for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and membership of the British Institute of NDT
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, the learner needs to pass an independent End Point Assessment which consists of three distinct assessment methods:
|Assessment Method||Area Assessed||Weighting|
|Synoptic Assessment Interview||Knowledge||25%|
|Review of Portfolio evidence and achievements||Knowledge, skills and behaviours||15%|
|Project showcase||Knowledge, skills and behaviours||60%|
The tutors and trainers at Skills Training UK, the University of Northampton and Argyll Ruane (IMechE) have been great and the course has been hugely beneficial to my career development. I’ve not only built on my existing knowledge of testing methods, but I have also had the opportunity to become certified as IEng within the Engineering Council.
Robert Jackson, aged 31, NDT Engineer Apprentice at IRIS NDT
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