UT/PA/01 Ultrasonic Phased Array Level II (UTPA)

PCN Level II Phased Array (Welds) - 80 Hours
PCN Level II Examinations Fee
PCN Levy

Total: £2,500 plus VAT

Duration of Course:

10 consecutive days (Monday through following Wednesday)
Plus an additional 2 days examination if taking PCN Examinations. Thursday & Friday.

This course is suitable for:

Technicians previously or currently qualified and certified to shear wave level 2, wishing to expand their qualifications in the manual, encoded Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)

Course Content:

The course is designed to give a 50/50 timeshare between theoretical and practical applications and cover the following topics:

  • Phased array instrument orientation
  • Principles of phased array inspection including; History, Principles of Digitization and Principles of Phased Arrays
  • Principles and design of phased array probes
  • Inspection sensitivity including Velocity, Wedge Delay and Sensitivity across the Beam
  • Calibration and pre-use checks
  • Scan Plan development and associated tools
  • Labs and scanning with phased array probes
  • Software for data collection and data analysis (OmniPC & Tomoview)
  • Principles of data analysis and interpretation
  • Tools for defect detection and sizing
  • Data analysis including indication recognition
  • Reporting

This course employs the Omniscan MX or MX2 series of equipment, please contact us prior to booking should you require the use of other manufacturer equipment.

This training course is offered as being compliant with the requirements of ISO 9712. This course leads to PCN certification and ends with the PCN certification examination. This course and examination are fully compliant with BS EN ISO 9712 certification scheme. Candidates wishing to take the PCN UTPA Level 2 Examination must hold PCN UT 2 (Welds).



Global School of NDT courses are designed to raise the overall standard of the NDT technician, and through enhanced skills and qualifications, making he or she, a more valued member of any inspection team.


Our Values

Our Values

Our courses (and our tutors) have stood the scrutiny of our industrial peers, our course material and associated practical lab applications have been approved by long established experts in the advanced NDT field.



Phased Array Level II course has been approved by BiNDT to Level 2 standard

GSNDT Quality Management Program and their Phased Array Level II course has been approved by BiNDT to Level 2 standard. Courses will be available from January 2014 across the United Kingdom.



GSNDT has been assessed and found to comply with the criteria detailed in PCN document CP9

GSNDT has been assessed and found to comply with the criteria detailed in PCN document CP9 (Requirements for PCN Authorised Qualifying Bodies) and has been authorized to conduct PCN examinations using Phased Array transducers in accordance with PCN/GEN Appendix E9 for level 2 only.


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Gary Stott
Phased Array Level II

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NDT Technician, CAN
Phased Array Level II

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