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Magnetic Particle Testing / Penetrant Testing Pre-Approval (RTO/ST1)


The course provides a full appreciation in the technique and methods of magnetic particle and Penetrant Testing. A high theory and related practical contact is offered and suits a variety of NDT personnel including QC inspector and technician. The course related to the inspection of forging, casting, and welded structures. This is a PCN recognized course and provides excellent preparation for the level 1 and level 2 examinations.

Course content:

Magnetic Particle Testing

  1. Principle of magnetism
  2. Background requirements for test procedure
  3. MPI equipment
  4. Technique used
  5. Safety
  6. Reporting procedure

Penetrant Testing

  1. Penetrant testing system
  2. Guidelines of selecting system for use
  3. Safety
  4. Reporting procedure


  1. Examination requirement
  2. Relevant British standard coverage
  3. PT/MPI compared to other forms of NDT


Student attending this course who wishes to attempt a direct approach to PCN level 2 in Magnetic Particle or Penetrant Testing must provide PCN test centre conducting the examination with proof of a minima additional 14 hours formal structured on job raining per subject in line with PCN syllabus requirements. If this requirement cannot be met, course RTO/ST5 and or RTO/ST6 will in full, the training hour requirement without additional on sites training.


5 Days

Pre-requisites for attending this course:


If attempting a PCN examination the requirements of PCN/GEN must be met. If attempting an ASNT examination the requirement of your company's written practice must be met.