The Coatings Training Institute is the ideal place for you to improve your technical knowledge or technical English and make a step change in your career. Hundreds of students from around the world have benefited from our training courses, which have been in place for over 30 years, which you can study in your own time.

The training is brought to you by the British Coatings Federation, the sole UK trade association which has been representing manufacturers of paints, printing inks and wallcoverings for over 100 years.

Achieving The Coatings Training Institute’s International Certificate in Coatings Technology will add valuable coatings specific knowledge to your skill set, and either make you more attractive to a coatings employer, or enhance your prospects for career progression. Research has shown that students who study and look to progress their personal development are more likely to gain new career prospects and are more confident and motivated, and have higher levels of customer service and improved knowledge.

For those in employment, your employer will often help support and fund your training. Click here for an email to give to your boss, giving the top ten reasons why your company should invest in you!

Significant discounts of 25-30% are available for employees around the world who work for a company that is a member of the British Coatings Federation. You can check the list of members here.

Individual modules are competitively priced and we have a special offer for anyone studying the International Certificate of 6 modules, which gives a 10% discount.

Successful completion of The Coatings Training Institute modules can contribute towards membership of professional organisations such as the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA) and the Society of Dyers & Colourists.

Why choose The Coatings Training Institute?

  • Self-study, where and when you want it
  • Bite sized learning at your own pace
  • Comprehensive support from qualified tutors
  • On line and written assessments
  • Taster versions available to download before you buy
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