Learn how to operate a thermal imaging camera, process thermal images, and create basic reports from the UK’s leading independent thermal imaging training centre.
Equivalent to Level 1 / Category 1
BS EN ISO 18436 Compliant
Approved by BINDT
ABOUT THIS COURSE
iRed® are proud to be the only provider of ISO 18437+ thermal imaging training, offering both accredited and certified options for students looking to add thermal imaging to their range of services.
ISO 18436 is the industry-standard for thermal imaging training, however as the only training centre with an active surveying team, we go above and beyond industry requirements by teaching up-to-date techniques and practices combined with exclusive industry insight.
Our most popular course, the Thermal Imaging Category 1 course provides a launch pad for your career in infrared thermography, preparing you for industry using commercial current theory and applications.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE?
CERTIFIED ID CARD
We provide all students with a certified ID card for on-site working
Our courses come complete with printed hard-cover training manuals
Get £100 off your next thermal imaging course with us
iRed® students get exclusive discounts on the latest thermal cameras
Our courses are approved by BINDT and fully compliant with ISO 18436 standards
Speak to our instructors for help and guidance for as long as you need
“Great course! Steve Welland was very knowledgeable and good at communicating the complex information across in a way that everyone can understand. A nice mix of powerpoint slides, discussion and practical demonstrations.”
Matt Linsdell, Aerial Image Revolution
“Fantastic course, instructed by some of the most knowledgeable people in industry. Both theory based and vocational, it’s a great mix of both.”
Robert Wade, Condor Ferries
“The iRed Level 1 course was extremely informative and delivered in a manner to suit the person with the least experience. The instructors profound level of knowledge made what could be perceived as a dull topic very interesting.”
Darren Arnold, AAIS
“Very good knowledge provided during the course and lots of information attained. The course very much exceeded expectations.”
Jamie Taylor, AWE
“Excellent course and would thoroughly recommend it to those wanting to add a service or upgrade your skills. Lots of physics theory as well as real world applications. Well thought out course.”
Richard Sims, Sims UAV
COURSE TOPICS & MODULES
Heat Transfer Principles
Range, Level & Span
Mechanical Survey Basics
Electrical Survey Basics
Building Survey Basics
Thermal Image Analysis
Thermal Image Processing
Getting a “Good” Image
Basic Report Writing
WHY OVER 1,500+ STUDENTS CHOOSE IRED
Our course instructors are leading experts in their respective fields, many of whom have helped shaped the standards in which we operate to today
We’ve partnered with some of the UK’s industry leaders – including FLIR, DJI and Flock – to provide our students with exclusive discounts on equipment
Founded in 2002, iRed® is the longest-running thermal imaging training centre in the UK – operating to both ISO 18436 and ISO 6781 standards
NEED TO TRAIN 4 OR MORE PEOPLE?
We provide flexible, cost-effective courses for businesses, schools and government organisations – tailored to your needs and delivered straight to your door.
We supply everything that you need for the duration of your course, including thermal cameras. However, it is recommended that students bring a laptop with FLIR® Tools installed, as this will be required to process and analyse thermal images during the course.
FLIR® Tools is available to download for free here.
All our courses have pre-course reading materials that are required to be completed before commencement of the course. Details of which will be sent out to you once your place has been confirmed. Students opting for an accreditation will have additional paperwork to fill out beforehand.
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® Certified qualification, which enables delegates to advertise their skills and build the experience needed for their logbook.
Owning your own thermal camera is not required, as we’ll provide the tools for the duration of your course. However, students are more than welcome to bring their own camera if they’d feel more comfortable. We recommend that if you do not own a camera beforehand, you should attend the course first before purchasing any equipment to ensure that you have gained instructors advice on which camera is best for you.
Our instructors work closely with individual students on a daily basis to ensure that relevant support is in place before their final exam. Each of our courses include daily assessments, which require a 75% pass mark, however, they are there for the students benefit and can be used as revision throughout the course. The instructor will use these as a guide to see how each student is progressing throughout the course. If a student fails the final exam, they are able to resit free of charge and will be eligible for a revision session with their instructor.
All students will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the course. A completion certificate will be issued upon successful submission of required coursework and passing your final exam. Students opting for accreditation will also receive a BINDT certificate after successfully completing their assessment.
This course runs over 4 consecutive weekdays, with the final exam being done in the students own time. Students are given access to the exam on the final day of the course, along with instructions for their coursework submission. The process can be completed within 4-6 weeks, but there is no specific time scale as it can be completed at the student’s own pace.
We completely understand that personal and work commitments can sometimes be difficult to avoid. Whilst we make every effort to be as flexible as we can for our students, we recommend that you only book a place if you are available for the full duration of the course. If you book your place and you then become available for that specific course date, just let us know and we will discuss your options.
It is most important to us to ensure that every student attending our courses is aware of the commitment, time and workload that is required for their training. If you are unsure on whether a course is for you, please give us a call and we will be able to give you further information or recommend an alternative course which may be more suitable. We would always recommend chatting to a member of our team before proceeding with booking if you are not 100% sure, as you could incur fees if you change your mind later down the line.
Whether you are attending in-person or virtually, our instructors are always on hand to give additional support and one-to-one mentoring where required. If you would like to have a chat away from the group, then this can be done during break times or alternatively when the session finishes each day.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Book your place online today and start learning from industry experts with a thriving community behind you.