Distance learning courses for the Coatings Industry

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PRA, in partnership with the Coatings Training Institute is now offering world leading distance learning to complement our existing expert-led face-to-face training programme.
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.

If you are interested in accessing coatings training through distance learning please speak with us using our chat service located in the bottom right of your screen or email us at coatings@pra-world.com.

Modules Available – Please note all prices are excluding VAT.

Level 2 Foundation

£ 375

Per Module
  • General Overview of Coating
  • Media and Solvents Pigments and their Properties
  • Paint and Ink Manufacture – Rheology Evaluation
  • Surface Preparation
  • Powder Coatings – Overview
  • Powder Coating Application and Cure
  • Paint and Ink Application

Level 3 Intermediate

£ 375

Per Module
  • Types and Manufacture of Pigments
  • Properties of Pigments
  • Media – Thermoplastics Powders/Media – Thermosetting Powders
  • Testing – Solvents and Resins
  • The Testing of Pigments
  • Manufacture – Paint/Manufacture – Ink/Manufacture – Powder Coatings
  • Evaluation of Paints – Physical Properties
  • Evaluation of Paints – Chemical and Environmental Properties
  • Evaluation of Coating Powders
  • The Evaluation of Colour
  • Paint Application – Spraying
  • Paint Application – Non-Spraying
  • Ink Application Technology
  • Application Equipment for the Application of Powder Coatings
  • Theory of Application of Powder Coatings
  • Application – Metallic Substrates/Application – Non-Metallic Substrates
  • The Curing of Coatings
  • Coatings – Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects

Level 4 Intermediate

£ 475

Per Module
  • Media – Introduction and Manufacture of Media
  • Non-Convertible Media
  • Oils, Driers and Oleoresins
  • Convertible Media – Alkyds and Polyesters
  • Acrylics and Aminos
  • Epoxies and Urethane Resins
  • Manufacture – Dispersion/Manufacture – Flow
  • Ink Technology and Formulation

Level 5 Advanced

£ 525

Per Module
  • Pigments Colour and Dispersion
  • Evaluation and Specifications
  • Formulation – Determining Factors
  • System Components – Decorative Applications
  • Formulation Requirements of Industrial Systems – Automotive and Can Coatings
  • Liquid Coatings, Modifiers and Drying
  • Application and Special Properties
  • Appearance and Properties
  • Urethane and Amino Resins
  • Epoxy, Acrylic and Water Reducible Resins
  • Water Borne Coatings
  • Thermosetting Coating Powders
  • Coating Powders – Manufacture
  • Thin Film Intumescent Coatings for Fire Protection of Steel Structures

Are there more courses?

PRA World are more than happy to discuss bespoke packages, please contact PRA World via our chat service located in the bottom right of your screen or via our Enquiry Form with your request and we will get back to you.

Plan Discounts

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