What to study

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Level Two

Paint & Ink Application

To achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from the Compulsory Modules section and 2 modules from any other level.

Level 2 Courses
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Level Three

Manufacture & Evaluation of Paints

To achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from the Compulsory Modules section and 2 modules from any other level.

Level 3 Courses
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Level Four

Ink Technology & Formulation

To achieve a Level 4 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from the Compulsory Modules section and 2 modules from any other level.

Level 4 Courses
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Level Five

Epoxy, Acrylic & Water Reducible Resins

To achieve a Level 5 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from the Compulsory Modules section and 2 modules from any other level.

Level 5 Courses

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Module 201 - General Overview of Coatings

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Module 203 - Pigments and their Properties

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Module 202 - Media and Solvents

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Module 204 - Paint and Ink Manufacture - Rheology

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Module 200 - Coatings for Life - An Introduction

£99.00

Non BCF member

£99

BCF
member

Module 206 - Surface Preparation

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Level 2 – Foundation

To achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from Level 2 and 2 modules from any other level. Browse through our modules below and click Learn More for a description of the module.

Pre-requisites

Level 2 – https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels

No formal qualifications – Although a basic knowledge of chemistry and physics will be required.

Approved by Royal Society of Chemistry

200

Module 200 - Coatings for Life - An Introduction

£99.00

Non BCF member

£99

BCF
member

201

Module 201 - General Overview of Coatings

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

202

Module 202 - Media and Solvents

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

203

Module 203 - Pigments and their Properties

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

204

Module 204 - Paint and Ink Manufacture - Rheology

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

205

Module 205 - Evaluation

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

206

Module 206 - Surface Preparation

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

207

Module 207 - Powder Coatings - Overview

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

208

Module 208 - Powder Coating Application and Cure

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

209

Module 209 - Paint and Ink Application

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Level 3 – Intermediate

To achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from Level 3 and 2 modules from any other level. Browse through our modules below and click Learn More for a description of the module.

Pre-requisites

Level 3 – https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels

General knowledge of Chemistry and Physics are required, with some basic qualification (e.g. A-Level)

Approved by Royal Society of Chemistry

301

Module 301 - Types and Manufacture of Pigments

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

302

Module 302 - Properties of Pigments

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

310

Module 310 - Media - Thermoplastics Powders

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

311

Module 311 - Media – Thermosetting Powders

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

312

Module 312 - Testing – Solvents and Resins

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

313

Module 313 - The Testing of Pigments

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

314

Module 314 - Manufacture – Paint

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

315

Module 315 - Manufacture – Ink

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

316

Module 316 - Manufacture – Powder Coatings

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

319

Module 319 - Evaluation of Paints – Physical Properties

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

320

Module 320 - Evaluation of Paints – Chemical and Environmental Properties

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

322

Module 322 - Evaluation of Coating Powders

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

323

Module 323 - The Evaluation of Colour

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

324

Module 324 - Paint Application – Spraying

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

325

Module 325 - Paint Application – Non-Spraying

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

326

Module 326 - Ink Application Technology

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

327

Module 327 - Application Equipment for the Application of Powder Coatings

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

328

Module 328 - Theory of Application of Powder Coatings

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

329

Module 329 - Application – Metallic Substrates

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

330

Module 330 - Application – Non-Metallic Substrates

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

332

Module 332 - The Curing of Coatings

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

333

Module 333 - Coatings – Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects

£415.00

Non BCF member

£305

BCF
member

Level 4 – Intermediate

To achieve a Level 4 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from Level 4 and 2 modules from any other level. Browse through our modules below and click Learn More for a description of the module.

Pre-requisites

Level 4 – https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels

These modules include references to scientific concepts relating to coatings technology. For example, those identified with an asterisk contain many references to chemical formulae and reactions. Therefore, it is a requirement that you have a scientific education, with Chemistry and Physics to at least UK Advanced Level or higher, of which you can provide evidence.

Approved by Royal Society of Chemistry

403

Module 403 - Solvents and Additives

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

404

Module 404 - Media - Introduction and Manufacture of Media

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

405

Module 405 - Non-Convertible Media *

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

406

Module 406 - Oils, Driers and Oleoresins

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

407

Module 407 - Convertible Media - Alkyds and Polyesters *

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

408

Module 408 - Acrylics and Aminos *

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

409

Module 409 - Epoxies and Urethane Resins *

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

417

Module 417 - Manufacture – Dispersion

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

418

Module 418 - Manufacture – Flow

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

421

Module 421 - Ink Technology and Formulation

£525.00

Non BCF member

£360

BCF
member

Level 5 – Advanced

To achieve a Level 5 Certificate in Coatings Technology, candidates must choose: a minimum of 4 modules from Level 5 and 2 modules from any other level. However, to achieve a full Certificate in Coatings Technology, students must include Module 599, a formal, extended project on a topic to be agreed upon between you, your mentor, and The Coatings Training Institute tutor. Browse through our modules below and click Learn More for a description of the module.

Pre-requisites

Level 5 – https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels

These modules include references to scientific concepts relating to coatings technology. For example, those identified with an asterisk contain many references to chemical formulae and reactions. Therefore, it is a requirement that you have a scientific education, with Chemistry and Physics to at least UK Advanced Level or higher, of which you can provide evidence.

Approved by Royal Society of Chemistry

501

Module 501 - Pigments Colour and Dispersion

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

502

Module 502 - Evaluation and Specifications

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

503

Module 503 - Formulation – Determining Factors

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

504

Module 504 - System Components - Decorative Applications

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

506

Module 506 - Industrial Coatings for Automotive and Packaging Applications

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

507

Module 507 - Liquid Coatings, Modifiers and Drying

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

508

Module 508 - Application and Special Properties

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

509

Module 509 - Appearance and Properties

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

510

Module 510 - Urethane and Amino Resins*

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

511

Module 511 - Epoxy, Acrylic and Water Reducible Resins*

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

512

Module 512 - Water Borne Coatings*

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

513

Module 513 - Thermosetting Coating Powders*

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

514

Module 514 - Coating Powders – Manufacture

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

515

Module 515 - Thin Film Intumescent Coatings for Fire Protection of Steel Structures

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

516

Module 516 - General Overview of Inkjet

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

599

Module 599 - Advanced Level Formulation Project

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member

505

Module 505 - Wood Finishes and High Performance Coatings

£575.00

Non BCF member

£415

BCF
member