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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

Training 2018.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

Additional discounts for 2018 courses:

  • Book 2 or more courses at the same time and receive 5% discount
  • Early Bird Discount - book 6 months before the course and receive a further 5% discount

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

Radtech Europe Conference & Exhibition

17th October 2017 - 19th October 2017
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Chinacoat 2017

15th November 2017 - 17th November 2017
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Future Dialogue 2017 (Berlin, Germany)

21st November 2017 - 22nd November 2017
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Middle East Coatings Show

19th March 2018 - 21st March 2018
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Turkcoat & Paintistanbul 2018

22nd March 2018 - 24th March 2018
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American Coatings Show and Conference

9th April 2018 - 11th April 2018
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Surfex 2018

22nd May 2018 - 23rd May 2018
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Woodcoatings Congress 2018

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

19th Sept 2017

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19th Sept 2017

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14th Sept 2017

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14th Sept 2017

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12th Sept 2017

Register before 20 Sept to secure a place on our specialist Patents in the Coatings Industry course. https://t.co/kc8hkn1lhP

8th Sept 2017

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