Building Thermal Imaging Category 1

£1,680.00 inc. VAT

GBP1680 including VAT

The only building specific thermal imaging qualification in the UK accredited to the ISO 6781 standard.

Learn how to use thermal imaging cameras to inspect domestic properties and find areas of heat loss. This comprehensive 5-day course teaches the fundamentals of thermal camera set-up, operation, and image analysis.

Please note: Course dates are subject to change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We are currently not taking bookings for Plumpton and Lancaster.

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Course Description

The Building Thermal Imaging Category 1 course delivers the knowledge and skills needed to undertake thermal imaging surveys of domestic properties.

Trained thermographers can use thermal imaging cameras to test the fabric of buildings and assess heat transfers. Using these cameras to survey buildings can quickly identify areas of air leakage and heat loss. This allows professionals to track building performance and improve energy efficiency.

Many factors, such as camera settings, can affect a thermal image. As such, training helps delegates learn how to avoid common mistakes and create basic reports.

Course Content

Delegates will learn the basics of thermal camera set-up and calibration. The course also demonstrates thermal image processing, analysis, and reporting. Delegates will gain an understanding of domestic property construction and professional practice.

Accredited to industry standards, this course includes both theoretical and practical exercises. In addition, delegates will be able to try out the latest thermal imaging cameras and equipment.

On completing the course, delegates will have the skills and knowledge to conduct thermal imaging surveys of domestic properties, such as houses and flats.

Successful completion of the Building Thermal Imaging Category 1 qualification requires delegates to pass a multiple-choice theory exam, taken on the final day of the course.

They must also submit five thermal imaging reports to the iRed Academy for assessment. Delegates are able to submit these reports up to a year after the end of the course.

Additional ABBE Accreditation (ISO 6781)

ABBE Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Infrared Thermography (Category 1 Operators)

This course is accredited by ABBE (‘The Awarding Body of the Built Environment’) to the BS EN ISO 6781 standard, however those interested in attending the course without accreditation can receive iRed® Certification instead, with a reduced course fee (-£840.00).

To achieve this accreditation, delegates will sit two externally assessed exams, both of which are included within the course fee. They will also need to submit a portfolio of coursework, including three thermal imaging reports and associated documents.

Accreditation offers independent assurance that you’re both qualified and competent in operating a thermal imaging camera. This also provides you with an edge on your competitors. However, the nature of the work required to achieve this additional accreditation means that it can take longer to complete, especially if you are new to industry. On successful completion of a course, we provide delegates with an industry recognised iRed® Qualification, which enables delegates to advertise their skills and build the experience needed for their coursework portfolio.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those new to industry, who are looking to expand their knowledge. This will allow them to enhance their current surveying practices to include thermal imaging.

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Additional Information

Upcoming Dates

20-21 June 2020


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Skilled Worker Card (CSCS)

Under the new CSCS card scheme, the ABBE Level 3 Thermal Imaging Certificate is accepted for the Non-Destructive Test Technician Blue Skilled Worker card.

This qualification is also recognised by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, and enables students to register for an associate BINDT membership.

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