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Explosive Trace Detection (ETD)

This course is designed to train ETD operators in the use of ETD equipment. The course will give staff the skills to use the ETD machine while demonstrating sampling techniques as well as the escalation process.

Course details for Initial


Course duration: 2 days

NSSA (Doncaster) or location of your choice

Course details for Recurrent


Course duration: 2 days

NSSA (Doncaster) or location of your choice

Course Overview

This course will equip participants with the confidence and competence to use and/or supervise the effective use of ETD to screen consignments, supplies, goods and personal items, etc.

Supervisors will, in addition to learning and demonstrating the practical application of ETD, learn how to maintain ETD equipment and respond to equipment warnings.

Course Content 

This course contains the following core modules, which are adapted to suit the operational environment:

  • Screening Methodology
  • Principles of ETD
  • Equipment Overview
  • Sampling and Escalation Procedure
  • Maintenance and Supervision

 Course Format

The ETD course will be delivered using a combination of classroom instruction using presentations, discussions, exercises and practical-based training.


  • Knowledge and practical assessment


  • Aviation
  • Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

 Forthcoming Dates

We deliver this course at the request of clients to meet their operational needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements.