Packaging courses & qualifications

We offer a range of PIABC-regulated qualifications in packaging technology along with a number of short courses.

Our Packaging Courses cover a wide range of topics and are suitable for those just starting out in the industry or simply wanting to expand their knowledge to those wishing to undertake learning in specific areas of packaging technology. 

Many of our courses are available in the classroom, in your workplace or online and a number lead to recognised qualifications from PIABC. Our tutors are experts from all packaging sectors and, along with us, they will support you throughout your learning journey.

If you would like to discuss how we can support you and your colleagues in developing your knowledge of this fast-paced field please get in touch.

Upcoming Packaging Courses

  • Course
  • 17 September–15 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Certificate in Packaging Materials and Components

An in-depth exploration of the materials and components used in packaging


  • Course
  • 27 September–19 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology

The PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology is a foundation degree level course that is internationally recognised as the premier qualification in the packaging industry. 


Specifications for Packaging

One-day course providing an insight into establishing, enforcing and developing specifications to supply or receive the packaging you need


  • CPD hours

Closures, Adhesives and Labels for Packaging

Join the students on our PIABC Level 5 Diploma course to explore the processing and applications of closures, adhesives and labels for packaging applications.


PIABC Level 5 Award in Pack Closures, Adhesives and Labels

A focused course exploring specifc technologies in the packaging industry

  • Course
  • 16–19 November 2021

PIABC Level 5 Award in Packaging Processes

An in-depth exploration of systems vital to the packaging industry


  • CPD hours

Printing & Decoration Processes for Packaging

Join the students on our PIABC Level 5 Diploma course to explore the sprinting and decoration processes for packaging applications.


  • Course
  • 17–18 November 2021

Packaging Machinery, Line Operations & Quality Systems

Join the students on our PIABC Level 5 Diploma course to explore the importance of packaging machinery, line operations and quality systems.


PIABC Certificate in Packaging Exam November 2021

PIABC Certificate in Packaging Exam 9.00 - 11.00


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Our courses leading to qualifications

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging

An introduction to the industry for those starting out on an exciting career in packaging.

PIABC Level 5 Qualifications in Packaging

A suite of courses offering learners the chance to broaden and deepen their practice

EQIPT Training

EQIPT training for those wishing to audit against the BRCGS for Packaging Materials.


Our short courses, approved for CPD

Packaging design & innovation for a circular economy

A workshop exploring what matters to consumers and businesses and actions that can be taken to design more sustainable packaging products

Packaging principles for pharmaceutical & medical technology

​​​​​​​Corporate Training

We are able to offer a unique and tailor-made package of courses to meet the exact training needs your company. If you have a sufficient number of your team who wish to undertake training, we are able to run most of our courses at your workplace, alternatively we can tailor courses to suit your specific packaging environment. Please contact us for more details.

IOM3 Training Academy is a service of IOM3. It provides training and development opportunities across the technical areas of the Institute, supported by the extensive expertise of its members. It also provides management and other interpersonal skills training directly and with trusted third parties.