Welcome to the Knowledge Centre
TCS NDT Courses are structured in such a way to provide ease of understanding. That said, each course does have some course prerequisites. The Knowledge Centre is here to get you ready for a course and show examples of the type of question you may encounter.
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Basic Literacy, Numeracy and Language required for all courses.
Basic Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills are important to most areas of work. Work tasks such as calculating, measuring and comprehending work instructions are examples of such skills.
When a student attending a course at TCS NDT, a certain level of Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills will help to ensure they have adequate skills to complete the training. Try the examples below to see the basic skill level that is required to attend our training courses. These self evaluating sheets are to be used by students to determine if they have the specific Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills to handle the course. Assessment papers are not graded and TCS NDT do not collect the results.
Literacy & Language Skills
Reading, writing and communication skills. [PDF]
Arithmetics, equations and measurement skills. [PDF]
If you believe you will struggle with any part of study during the training, please let us know; we will help provide strategies to ease the strain, creating a more suitable and easily understood program.
Problem reading or writing english?
TCS NDT understand that NDT is a diverse field and not everyone's first language might be english. We will try and help you as much as we can to get you through the course. Just let us know when you sign up for a course, or on your first day if you require a little more assistance.
Recommended Pre-Course Reading
Depending on the course you are about to undertake, there are some recommended reading material. These can be found on each of the course information pages located in the NDT Career Section. While it is not essential to read any of the literature suggested it may help provide additional knowledge and basis on the subject.
Alternatively, check out the NDT Resource Centre educational supplement material. It provides a in-depth look into the various method of NDT and can serve as reference material and working tools. Note: link opens to external website and is not associated with TCS NDT.
The theory notes supplied when you attend the course are extensive and cover all required areas, so if you are unable to do any pre course reading then you should still be fine.
Each course requires material and metallurgy knowledge related to that sector. This is know as product technology and incorporates weldings, forgings and castings process, along with metallurgy principles and terminology. While it is not required to have the knowledge beforehand, gaining it will help you understand the production process, defects and failure of metals and alloys, and the overall capabilities of NDT inspection.
The course curriculum does cover some of the required product/material technology. Students that lack a formal background in the industry may find the questions pertaining to product technology in the specific exams quite difficult.
As such, it is recommended that this be studied before you undertake any NDT method training course or exams.
NMT provide an Applying Metallurgy Principles For NDT Technicians Course (AMP) which covers the product technology you may encounter during your training/examination.