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Training Overview

PRA can offer offer expert-led face-to-face training or world leading distance learning courses:

Classroom-based Training

Training 2017.pdf

  • Held at PRA, Melton Mowbray
  • Written and presented by leading experts in the industry
  • With comprehensive illustrated course material to take away
  • Updated to include recent technical developments
  • Including time for discussion of issues and networking
  • Book 2 or more places on the same course and receive 5% discount
  • Member discounts available - please contact us for details

Distance Learning Courses 

We can offer over 60 specialised coatings modules, which progress from a foundation level through to Advanced level. Each module takes 10-12 hours of study to complete and includes:

  • Self-assessed questions
  • Computer marked assessments
  • Assignments (with online tutor support)
  • Written exam (under exam conditions)
  • A grade on completion (Pass/Merit/Distinction)
  • Opportunity to gain a Certificate in Coatings Technology (with 6 or more modules)

PRA members are entitled to a 5% discount from the module list price and a further 10% if they book 6 or more modules. 

For more information on Distance Learning Online


Coatings News

Irfab releases first Global Industrial Coatings Market study module - Protective

23rd January 2017

PRA Irfab have released the first module of the new Global Industrial Coatings Market study, Protective.

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Woodcoatings Congress Proceedings

11th January 2017

Did you miss PRA’s 10th International Woodcoatings Congress? You can now buy a copy of the full proceedings and papers from the European Coatings Website!

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Christmas Shutdown

21st December 2016

We will be closed between Saturday 24th December 2016 and Monday 2nd January 2017.

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PRA Newsletter

7th December 2016

Click on the link to view PRA's new quarterly Newsletter

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PRA Press Release November 2016

30th November 2016

Notice of Management Buyout of PRA from Pera Technology Solutions

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Welcome to new Member Olin Epoxy!

21st October 2016

Welcome to our newest member - Olin Epoxy!

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Welcome to M&K Ghana

28th September 2016

PRA are pleased to welcome M&K Ghana to membership.

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Welcome to our new Member Synthomer

14th September 2016

Welcome back to PRA Synthomer!

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Welcome Dupre Minerals to PRA

28th July 2016

PRA is delighted to welcome another new member to the PRA - Dupre Minerals

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Autumn/Winter Training Courses Announced

22nd July 2016

PRA is delighted to preview its Autumn/Winter Training Courses for 2016.

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Coatings Events

Future Dialogue 2017 (Berlin, Germany)

21st November 2017 - 22nd November 2017
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Woodcoatings Congress 2018

23rd October 2018 - 24th October 2018
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Recent Tweets FollowTwitter

14th June 2017

Thanks for the last 3 years!Adam Batting from Fujifilm, stepping down as our Advisory Board Chair today.

14th June 2017

Welcome to Brian Roulstone from AkzoNobel our new Advisory Board Chairman!

13th June 2017

Thanks to all our speakers at our Open Day today! You were brilliant.

13th June 2017

Great discussions on sustainability during our Q&A panel today! Thanks to everyone who contributed!

13th June 2017

RT @MembershipGD: Fantastic to hear Surface Coatings IG secretary Andrew Milton-Thompson so passionately talk about @RoySocChem for @PRAcoa

13th June 2017

20 minutes till kickoff https://t.co/cV1qBqtqIU

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