Approved training courses

Course description

The Coatings Training Institute, brought to you by the British Coatings Federation is suitable for anyone who needs to know more about coatings technology.
This exciting programme of study is primarily aimed at laboratory staff but also provides a study pathway for anyone who needs to develop an understanding of the technology of surface coatings. The areas covered include: liquid paint in all its many forms; powder coatings; printing inks; the components of coatings; coatings formulations; manufacture of coatings and application of coatings.

Level 2 covers the following topics:
General Overview of Coatings
Media and Solvents
Pigments and their Properties
Paint and Ink Manufacture – Rheology
Surface Preparation
Powder Coatings – Overview
Powder Coating Application and Cure
Paint and Ink Application

Students work through modules by downloading the course work material from our study portal. Students also complete on-line assessments and written tests at the end of modules which are marked by a Coatings Training Institute tutor, who is appointed when studies commence. Total study time per module is approximately 10 hours. All instructions and learning plans are contained at the beginning of the module. Each student is given a personal web page, where they can track their progress.


None. However, Level 2 = Foundation Level equivalent to GCSE Level

Additional info

A Certificate is presented on completion of the Course' However, Certificates are also presented if the student only takes one (or any other number) of modules.

Teaching method



10 hours


£375.00 GBP (plus VAT)

Training provider

British Coatings Federation Ltd (Trading as the Coatings Institute (CTI))



01372 365989

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