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Non-destructive testing (NDT) operator

Inspecting components, materials, welds and other items within manufacturing processes.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
Warning The funding band maximum for this apprenticeship will change to £12,000 from 01 August 2018
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • NDT principles - including inspection methods, material and product technology, 'risk to life', acceptance and testing criteria, standards and standard operations and processes
  • NDT practices - including defect, external and visual assessments, confirming results, recording findings and inspection escalations, follow-ups and referrals
  • time management - including working consistently to a timely completion using a disciplined approach
  • team working - including working under technical supervision and supporting others where appropriate
  • health and safety regulations and legislation within a NDT environment - including working at height, in confined spaces and in restricted zones

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
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Organisation Phone Number Email
BINDT 01604 893811
More Information

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