Continuing Professional Development
Here at iRed we offer CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses to suit individuals wishing to gain specific skills dedicated towards their personal development over a shorter period of time.
Our thermography CPD courses allow delegates to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills related to their professional lives and are designed to meet the requirements of professional institutions, accreditation schemes and certification bodies. The courses themselves are comprised from material used in our full-length ABBE/PCN-approved thermography courses with experience from iRed’s consultancy and research divisions.
As they are more specific, CPD courses are usually more theoretical than practical. A list of our currently available CPD courses can be found below:
- How to prepare a building for a thermographic survey
- Mind the gap: as designed vs as built construction
- Thermal Indexing
- Thermal Comfort
- Thermography Risk Analysis
- Qualitative vs Quantitative Thermography
- Types of thermal imaging surveys and schemes
We are constantly and consistently updating our CPD courses and developing new ones, so please contact us for more information regarding our current selection. Additionally, we are more than happy to deliver our CPD courses across the UK.
Frequently Asked Questions
Put simply, the more the merrier! The amount of discount we offer entirely depends on how many students you’re looking to put on one (or several) of our courses. If this is something you’re interested in, just get in touch and we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what savings you’d be looking at.
Just yourself – we supply everything from training manuals and pens to lunch and refreshments. Some delegates choose to bring their own thermal imaging cameras to apply knowledge from our lessons in real-time, however this is by no means a requirement! As independent specialists we have a wide range of cameras for you to try and test. This gives you the chance to experience a variety of different brands, allowing you to make an informed purchasing decision when the time is right.
The main differences between the various different thermography qualifications available today is the associated assessment requirements, industry-recognition and their ability to fulfill scheme requirements such as providing a Home Quality Mark (ABBE Certificate) or a BREEAM credit (PCN Category 1 for data collection and PCN Category 2 for report analysis).
Thermography as an industry is rapidly growing, and new schemes and legislation are emerging as a response to increasing demand. It’s always a good idea to establish what you’re looking to do professionally and work out your required training from there. The team here at iRed are always happy to help, so if you need help finding the right course for you just give us a ring and one of our trained thermographers will be happy to guide you through our courses.
Absolutely! We are a BINDT approved training organisation (ATO) and an ABBE approved assessment centre. Our trainers are all UKTA approved thermographers, and all of our courses are CPD certified. Successful completion of any of our foundation courses will meet the requirements for the UKTA database of approved thermographers. In addition to this, we operate a Quality Management System in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001:2008, demonstrating our commitment to quality.
Thermal imaging cameras are not point-and-shoot. So many factors affect the output – including the nature of the subject, the ambient surroundings, the range of temperatures detected and even the choice of colour palette – that they are only useful in the hands of a trained thermographer.
Thermography (otherwise known as “Thermal Imaging”) is a specialist technique which uses infrared-sensitive cameras to inspect buildings, electrical equipment, rotating machinery and devices to detect faults or problematic areas, as part of routine maintenance or fault-finding. This non-invasive method allows the identification – both in terms of location and severity – of problems associated with heat loss.