IOM3 Training Academy offers a range of industry-recognised technical courses and qualifications designed to support the career development of those working at all levels within our sectors.
Many of our courses are accredited by PIABC and lead to nationally recognised qualifications. We work closely with our technical communities and key stakeholders to ensure that our courses are appropriate, accessible and achievable.
Packaging Courses & Qualifications
We offer a range of PIABC-regulated qualifications in packaging technology along with a number of short courses
Materials Courses & Qualifications
The Institute offers a range of courses and qualification covering many different materials
Business Skills Courses & Qualifications
Courses in a variety of formats to enable you to improve your non-technical transferrable skills
Our face-to-face courses allow you to network with your fellow students and learn from experts in their field. Our courses are run virtually via Zoom, in our classroom in Grantham or on-site.
A perfect introduction to the Heavy Clay Industry for those with little or no practical experienceVirtual
The ideal course for people in or about to take up their first managerial or supervisory positionGrantham
A one-day workshop designed to develop practical skills in managing staff beyond the basicsGrantham
Exploring the challenge of eliminating defects during metal productionGrantham
An introduction to the principles of materials selection for engineering applications.Grantham
An in-depth course exploring understanding and optimising the maintenance processVirtual
Online and distance learning courses
Our online and distance learning courses are available anytime throughout the year and enable you to study at a time and pace to suit you.
A distance learning course for those that wish to develop their career in the wood industry further.Distance Learning
A distance learning course for those new to the wood industry or wishing to broaden their knowledge.Distance Learning
EQIPT training for those wishing to audit against the BRCGS for Food Packaging MaterialsOnline
View on demand webinars
We run examinations for our PIABC regulated qualifications twice a year in November and June. Details of the next examination series will appear here in due course.
PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Wood Technology & Application exam: 22 November 2022, 1400 to 1530
PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Clay Technology exam: 22 November 2022, 0900 to 1200
PIABC Level 2 Award in Timber & Panel Products exam: 22 November 2022, 1400 to 1530
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 1 exam: 23 November 2022, 0900 to 1200
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 3 exam: 23 November 2022, 1400 to 1700
PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging exam: 23 November 2022, 0900 to 1100
EQIPT exam: 24 November 2022, 0900 to 1200
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 2B exam: 24 November 2022, 1400 to 1600
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 2A exam: 24 November 2022, 0900 to 1200