Course Overview

Course Details

Learn the basics of thermography, how to operate thermal cameras in different conditions and how to analyse your results with this introductory thermal camera training course.

Course Title: ITC (Infrared Training Centre) Category 1 Thermography ISO18436 PCN

Course Length: 4 days

Pre-requisites: Familiarity with thermal camera operation and/or experience of thermography

Recommendations: Experience of handling thermal cameras – in order to get the maximum benefit from this course, we recommend students bring their own thermal camera and laptop to the course (this isn’t required)

Qualification: ITC Level 1 Qualification in Thermography

About the ITC Thermal Camera Level 1 Training Course

Operating thermal cameras correctly and effectively is highly beneficial to countless businesses and applications; with the power of thermal cameras, you can expand your surveying abilities to spot problems with buildings, detect overheating electrical components, find underfloor heating and much more.

The ITC Level 1 thermal camera training course is designed to prepare you for qualification as a category 1 certified thermographer. During the course, you will learn about the basics of infrared, how to use your thermal camera effectively in different conditions, how to read measurement results and how to spot potential error sources.

After taking the course, you will be able to perform infrared thermal inspections competently (following written guidelines) and be able to report on the results found during the inspection.

The following modules are covered as part of this thermography training course:

  • Introduction to Thermography: learn the history, benchmarks and how thermal cameras are used in different applications including electrical, mechanical, building, medical and research & development. Also covers camera technology overviews from older scanning systems to modern-day systems
  • Heat and Temperature – study how temperature is measured, with a focus on both contact and non-contact temperature measurements. Also covers how radiation is converted into temperature and introduces you to heat transfer
  • Infrared Theory Basics – a scientific look at the theory behind infrared, including conduction, convection, radiation, black bodies, transmission emissivity, reflectivity and calibration. Also includes a practical demonstration of heat transfer modes, plus follow-up theory work
  • Measurement Techniques – learn to use your camera effectively and use different measurement techniques in different conditions. Focuses on atmospheric and environmental considerations such as distance, humidity, air temperature and reflected apparent temperature
  • Basic Heat Transfer Theory – this module looks at the definition of temperature and measurements, plus thermodynamics, heat and temperature, heat transfer, conduction, convection and radiation
  • Thermal Camera Measurement Tools – a closer look at specific measurement modes found on thermal cameras, including cross hair measurements, area boxes/circles, colour alarms and specific dew point/insulation alarms
  • Camera/Software Familiarisation – throughout the course, you’ll regularly get hands-on experience of using a thermal camera. Using portable simulated labs, you’ll use the camera to perform various tasks and also use thermal camera software to look at your findings and create professional thermal reports

Course Examination

On the last day of the course, you will take part in a 50-question multiple-choice test.

Recommended Reading

  • Principles and Practice Volume One Thermography (ISBN 0903132338)
  • Applications Volume Two Thermography (ISBN 090313232x)

Onsite Courses

The Category 1 course can be run onsite anywhere within the UK and Ireland and is classed as a group booking. If you would like to find out more about onsite training including prices and availability email

Other Thermography Training Courses

Once you’ve completed level 1 and gained your qualification, you’re then able to move onto the ITC Level 2 course to expand your skills even further!

We also run the following additional thermal camera training courses:

From £1,500.00 £1,800 Inc VAT

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Upcoming Courses

15 Jul Kent £1,500.00
9 Sep Stockton £1,650.00
16 Sep Dublin £1,650.00
7 Oct Hamilton (Glasgow) £1,650.00
21 Oct Nottingham £1,650.00
11 Nov Warrington £1,650.00
9 Dec Kent £1,650.00