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Apprenticeship training course

Non-destructive testing engineer (degree) (level 6)

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

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • NDT Expert
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Specialist Inspector
  • Technologist
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Have advanced skills in NDT methods substantiating their lead competency role within their organisation and industry sector. Work in all industry sectors, such as nuclear or aerospace
  • Critically apply knowledge of the concepts, principles and theories of developing engineering technology relevant to the interdisciplinary fields of NDT
  • Work competently in a technical engineering environment, understanding and promoting personal responsibility for health, safety, radiation protection, environmental protection, quality, security, safeguards and principles of risk management
  • Analyse engineering problems, selecting and using mathematical and theoretical data to provide suitable NDT solutions with consideration of the entire inspection cycle
  • Apply their engineering knowledge to the development, operation, maintenance and progression of technologies used for NDT
  • Observe, record and draw conclusions from data and experimental evidence, recognising inherent uncertainties and limitations
  • Develop technical reports that meet the requirements of the prevailing verification process
  • Apply the standards and procedures for NDT as required by the industry sector
  • Develop and manage projects and contribute to financial planning, including some responsibility for the management and development of others.

Full information on Non-destructive testing engineer (degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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