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.
An introduction of the principles of materials selection for engineering applications, exploring metallurgical, mechanical and environmental factors.
The Level 4 Advanced Geo Technical course for Clay Quarry Managers.Virtual
An introduction of the principles of testing and its importance
Discover what asset management involves and the benefits of having an effective strategy
One-day course providing an overview of the new Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packagingGrantham
Discover the work successful women across IOM3 are doing and how they got to where they are today. Keynote presentation by Dr Liane Smith FREng CBE.
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
PIABC Level 2 Award in Timber & Panel Products exam: 14 June 2022, 1400 to 1530
PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Clay Technology exam: 14 June 2022, 0900 to 1200
PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Wood Technology & Application exam: 14 June 2022, 1400 to 1530
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 1 exam: 15 June 2022, 0900 to 1200
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 3 exam: 15 June 2022, 1400 to 1700
PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging exam: 15 June 2022, 0900 to 1100
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 2A exam: 16 June 2022, 0900 to 1200
EQIPT exam: 16 June 2022, 0900 to 1200
PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology Unit 2B exam: 16 June 2022, 1400 to 1600