The South West School of NDT is an “Authorised Qualifying Body” for central certification examinations under the PCN scheme in satisfaction of ISO 9712, administered by the British Institute of NDT, and an “Outside Agency” under the control of the UK National Aerospace NDT Board delivering examinations under NAS 410 / EN4179 and SNT-TC-1A.
Whilst central certification examinations are usually held at the school’s examination centre in Cardiff, NDT level 3 examination staff travel to national and international venues to administer employer-based examinations on behalf of a variety of clients.
The SWS can offer examinations in all major NDT disciplines and Industry sectors. It also specialised in arranging examinations in allied disciplines in such areas as Mechanical Testing, Heat Treatment, Acid Etch Inspection, Hardness and Conductivity, Anodic Flaw Detection, Composite Materials Inspection and Bond Testing. These are normally conducted under a structure similar to that for the mainstream methods and can be expended to include almost any technical discipline.