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

  • Principle of magnetism
  • Background requirements for test procedure
  • MPI equipment
  • Technique used
  • Safety
  • Reporting procedure


Penetrant Testing

  • Penetrant testing system
  • Guidelines of selecting system for use
  • Safety
  • Reporting procedure



  • Examination requirement
  • Relevant British standard coverage
  • PT/MPI compared to other forms of NDT





Notes: 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.


Duration: 5 Days


Pre-requisites for attending this course: NONE

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.