iRed Academy | Accredited Thermal Imaging Courses and Drone Training 2018-06-15T16:59:46+00:00

Accredited thermal imaging courses

Industry recognised qualifications in infrared thermography, remote sensing inspections and specialist drone operations.

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Accredited thermal imaging qualifications from the UK’s leading infrared training centre.

The iRed Academy is the UK’s leading provider of accredited thermal imaging training in infrared thermography and remote sensing. Academy courses are specifically tailored to support the professional development of both newcomers to industry and delegates with more experience.

In operation since 2002, even before thermography had been accepted as a mainstream inspection tool, iRed has always used the newest techniques, technologies and industry practices to deliver thermal analysis solutions to clients throughout the UK and around the world.

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Accredited thermography training courses designed for industry applications

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In partnership with the University of Portsmouth

We work closely with the University of Portsmouth to pioneer new techniques and practices for industry.

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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.

Learning to use an infrared camera enables delegates to undertake a wide range of thermal imaging surveys for electrical, building, aerial and equine applications.

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.

The iRed Academy is the largest UK provider of ISO certified thermal imaging courses. Our team of trainers deliver the courses with passionate enthusiasm for the subject. They are all highly experienced industry experts who, in addition to their training role, use the latest techniques, technologies and industry practices to deliver solutions for our many clients. All of our courses are crafted to meet current commercial needs across a broad range of industrial sectors.

We are an ABBE Approved Assessment Centre, BINDT Approved Training Organisation and UKTA Approved Training Centre for thermal imaging. In addition to this, we’re a registered ELCAS provider, CPD Certified and the first UK provider for aerial thermal imaging 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 our ABBE Diploma or PCN Category 2 Electrical / Building 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 9001:2015, demonstrating our commitment to quality.

Our specialist drone training courses are designed to educate UAV pilots on the latest surveying and inspection techniques used in industry. Courses are constructed around remote sensing inspections, teaching delegates how to use a variety of specialist cameras (including thermal cameras) to undertake commercial surveys.

The courses, whilst ideal for those already equipped with Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), can also be attended by those new to industry with no previous experience or equipment. For those interested in obtaining a commercial operation PfCO, we’ve teamed up with DronePartners – a CAA Approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) – to deliver specialist Drone Ground School training for legal UAV operations.

University of Portsmouth Thermal Imaging Training
“Thank you for your fantastic talk to our students. The feedback of your talk was great and students really enjoyed it. Some of them have already asked me about possibilities of doing projects with iRed.”
Dr. Hooshyar Assadullahi, University of Portsmouth
TATA Steel iRed Thermal Imaging Client
“Thank you for one of the most effective courses I have attended. It was greatly appreciated the way you tailored the course to suit the knowledge, skills and experience of your attendees.”
Neil Eccles, Tata Steel
“I was very impressed by the approach developed by iRed for producing high resolution thermal images and it has encouraged me to read thermal images in a whole new way. I would highly recommend the training to others.”
Condor Ferries Thermal Imaging Logo
“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


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