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Non-Destructive Testing Engineer

Testing materials used in machinery and structures to find faults like corrosion, cracks and other imperfections.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Typically, candidates will either have achieved:

  • grades A to C in three A levels, including maths and a science or engineering subject, or
  • a minimum of three Non-destructive testing (NDT) level 2 methods, including at least one complex method
  • advanced NDT qualifications, such as NDT level 3 certification
What apprentices will learn
  • analysing engineering problems, selecting and using mathematical and theoretical data to provide suitable NDT solutions
  • observing, recording and drawing conclusions from data and experimental evidence
  • creating technical reports that meet the requirements of the prevailing verification process
  • applying the standards and procedures for NDT as required by the industry sector
  • managing projects and contributing to financial planning
  • Bachelor's degree in science (BSc NDT) or Bachelor's degree in engineering (BEng NDT)
  • apprentices without level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and membership of the British Institute of NDT.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
BINDT 01604 893811
More Information

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