Course Overview

This Introduction Thermography Course is perfect for learning thermography basics and understanding how your thermal imaging camera works.

The course is from ITC, the industry leader in IR thermography training. It will equip you with the ability to carry out basic thermal imaging surveys safely and correctly, avoiding any common pitfalls and mistakes.

Course Title: ITC Introduction to Thermography Course
Course length: 1 day (Online remote learning)
Pre-requisites: No pre-requisites for this course, suitable for beginners
Qualification: ITC Foundation in Thermography Certificate

Entry Requirements / Suitability

This is suitable for beginners and is an excellent entry-level course for anyone who wants to gain knowledge in the area of thermography.

For maximum benefit, we recommend that you have access to a thermal camera during the online training session.


ITC Foundation Certificate of Attendance

Course Outline

The foundation course is aimed at those who are new to thermal imaging, or those wishing to take the first steps towards becoming a professionally qualified thermographer, and is suitable for those looking to get involved in any of the following TI application areas:

  • Electrical Thermography
  • Solar Panel Inspection
  • Building Thermography
  • HVAC and Plumbing Inspection

In order to carry out a thermal imaging survey correctly, you need to understand how a TI camera works, what settings you need to change to get accurate readings, what materials you should avoid and how to select the best point for measurement. Following that, knowing how to interpret thermal images and put together a meaningful and accurate report is key.

This one-day ITC foundation course will give you the knowledge you need. We look at thermal pattern analysis in order to determine the cause of faults and also include practical labs, using real-world scenarios, so you can put your knowledge into practice. At the end of the course, you will be given an example of a bad report and will use your knowledge to spot the errors.

  • Course Content
  • Basics of Thermography
  • Basics of Emissivity
  • Reflected Apparent Temperature
  • Camera Handling & Setup
  • Basics of Heat Transfer
  • Radiative Transfer
  • Electrical Systems
  • Important Properties of Materials
  • Most Common Problems
  • Case Studies
  • Common Mistakes
  • The Right Approach
  • Definition of a Building Envelope
  • Important Physical Characteristics to Know
  • Three Major Categories for Faults
  • Moisture Detection
  • Mold & Poorly Insulated Areas
  • Thermal Bridges
  • Water Infiltration in Flat Roofs
  • Leaks in Hot Water Pipes
  • Data analysis & reports

Each delegate is issued with a course handbook, produced by the ITC, and an ITC certificate of attendance.

Why you should consider the ITC Foundation Course
It can be very easy to misinterpret a thermal image, especially if your thermal camera is not set up properly, or the surroundings and materials are not taken into account. By completing this training course, you will have gained key knowledge in how to use your camera, as well as an understanding of emissivity and reflected temperature, the influence of the angle on the measurement and the influence of object size on the measurement. This knowledge will help to give you a competitive edge in this rapidly growing market.

What’s Included

You will receive a course handbook produced by ITC and a certificate of attendance.


ITC offer a number of courses and qualifications for you to progress your thermography knowledge.

Many students go on to complete the ITC Level 1 Thermal Camera Course. To see all courses visit the Thermal Imaging Course page.

£315.00 £378 Inc VAT

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