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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.
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
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
TWI Certification Ltd 01223899614
BINDT 01604 893811
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.