The iRed Academy

Industry-leading thermal imaging and remote sensing courses

We’re the leading providers of thermal imaging training in the UK, focusing on industrial inspection and analysis.

As one of the first thermal imaging training centres in the United Kingdom, we were developing aerial inspection techniques long before the commercial UAV sector exploded. Now, we provide the most comprehensive range of specialist drone operator courses, designed to teach delegates how to fully utilise drone technologies for industrial inspections.

Our training is tailored to meet current commercial needs over a broad range of sectors. Whether you’re a practicing thermographer, drone pilot or just starting out, we’re here to help. From accredited training courses to bespoke workshops, we’ve supported, represented and developed engineers from all over the world. We’ve delivered over 15,000 days of training in the last decade, introducing hundreds of inspectors, assessors and surveyors to thermal imaging as a tool for non-destructive testing.

We provide BINDT (British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing) accredited condition monitoring training for infrared thermography under the PCN scheme, and are the only provider of Ofqual thermal imaging courses under the National Regulated Qualifications Framework (QCF).

iRed works closely with a number of academic institutions, ranging from vocational colleges to universities, to pioneer new and innovative inspection techniques for industry. This is one of the reasons why multi-national organisations, global brands, local authorities and small businesses choose iRed as their preferred training partner.

All of courses are delivered by industry experts, many of who have helped shape and define the standards and legislation in which we operate to today.

“It’s our mission to inspire, educate and promote best-practice within the thermographic industry.”

Ray Faulkner
Managing Director

“Very good knowledge provided during the course and lots of information attained. The course very much exceeded expectations.”

Jamie Taylor, Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)

“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

“Course thoroughly met our expectations and gave us great confidence in our ability to use and understand our thermal camera.”

Chris Davies, Eastwood Media

“The instructors were well informed, engaging and balanced the practical training with the theoretical training. Highly recommended to anyone seeking to improve their skills.”

Vasileios Sougkakis, University of Nottingham