One of the approved training institute by BINDT and conducting PCN Exams for NDT/Welding Inspection and Weld/Casting/Forging. Leading Flaw Specimen manufacturer

PCN Basic ( Level 3 )

PCN Basic ( Level 3 )
Depending on own requirements Theory training course and examination
Why complete this course?

This is a guidance course aimed at the PCN Level 3 requirements for NDT practitioners to prepare them for the Level 3 Basic examination. The main objective of the course is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required, while also identifying their weak subject areas. Advice will be given on any further tuition required.IMechE Argyll Ruane’s online training program allows students to work and track their progress through the course at their own convenience. This provides the opportunity to spend more time on and revisit specific areas of the course that are not fully understood.

The assessments provide an opportunity to test your knowledge. Students are able to attempt these as many times as they see fit but a 70% pass rate is required to progress.

The course is split into modules to break down the learning in to manageable parts.
Unit PRT1


Unit PRT2

Wrought Products

Unit PRT3

Weld Terminology

Unit PRT4

Welding Processes

Unit PRT5

Steel Weld Metallurgy

Unit PRT6

Weld Defects

Unit PRT7

Mechanical Testing

Unit PRT8


Unit PRT9

Other Processes and Technologies

Unit PRT10


Unit QA2

Normative Documents

Unit NDT1

Non-Destructive Testing

The module is based on PCN/GEN ISSUE 13 which can be downloaded and referred to whilst you work through the assessment.
Unit 1


Unit 2


Unit 3

Terms and Conditions

Unit 4


Unit 5

Duties and responsibilities

Unit 6

Levels of PCN Certification

Unit 7


Unit 8

Industrial NDT Experience

Unit 9

Vision Requirements

Unit 10

Qualification Examination

Unit 11

Examination Exemptions

Unit 12

Conduct of Examinations

Unit 13

Grading of Examinations

Unit 14


Unit 15

Publication of Examination Results

Unit 16


Unit 17

Validity of Certification

Unit 18


Unit 19

Complaints and Appeals

Unit 20

Change of Employer

Unit 21

Supplementary Examinations

Unit 22

Certification and Examination Records

Unit 23

Use and Misuse of Certificates

Unit 24

Transition between EN473; 2008, ISO 9712:2005 and EN ISO 9712:2012

The module focuses on refreshing existing knowledge of a minimum of 4 Level 2 Main Methods, listed below.
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Penetrant Testing
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic Testing
Sector Fee
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Training + Exam Exam Only Training + Exam Exam Only Training + Exam Exam Only
Welding inspection (WI) 40000 30000 60000 30000 70000 30000