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Shoreland NDT Academy



Shoreland NDT LogoShoreland NDT Academy opened on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate to train people in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and is one of only eight centres in the UK to be accredited by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)


A common practice in both onshore and offshore engineering, NDT is the term given to analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of metal without causing any damage.


The academy is the brain child of Shoreland Access’ Directors, who were keen to build on the back of Shoreland’s success in the NDT inspection industry.


Founded in 2012, Shoreland has experienced considerable growth in a short space of time. Directors Neil Cox along with father and son team, Ken and Jack Miles, felt there was a gap in the market in the North East for a new NDT training centre.


Director Neil Cox said at its opening: “North Tyneside and the North East are home to several large companies in the engineering, chemical and energy sectors. We also have a large contingent of offshore workers based in the area. Shoreland has the potential to fill a gap for NDT training needs for companies and technicians alike.”


The purpose built training facility boasts two classrooms, two practical areas, exam room and breakout area. With excellent transport links to Newcastle Central Station and Airport, the centre has the potential to attract students from further afield.


It is now also offering two PCN accredited training courses per week, which range from conventional NDT techniques such as Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Ultrasonic Inspection to the more complex Eddy Current and Phased Array.


For more information on courses available, email eve@shorelandndt.com or call 0845 2571204.


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