Regulated qualifications in the materials cycle

PIABC Limited is a specialist awarding body with a suite of regulated and nationally recognised qualifications in the materials cycle.

We have been an accredited awarding body for more than 17 years. So, whilst we may have the outlook, innovation and flexibility of a new business; we have the experience and heritage to provide a stable and expert range of qualifications and service to all our customers. 

PIABC Limited is approved by UK Qualification Regulators for England, Northern Ireland and Scotland - Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), CCEA Regulation (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) and SQA Accreditation. 


Latest news

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

The PIABC Limited office is now closed following Government advice on Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

PIABC Limited remains operational and you can still contact our team, but please bear with us if our response is sometimes slower than usual.

It is best to contact the PIABC Limited team via email ( as all staff are currently home based.

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging/PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology - Assignments & Projects

PIABC would encourage learners to focus on any assignments/projects that they may have yet to complete. 

PIABC can ONLY accept assignments/projects electronically via email (

PIABC will accept assignments/projects outside of usual submission dates.

It is important that the completed cover sheet is not saved as part of the assignment/project as these cover sheets can identify the learner to markers. 

Important Update: Coronavirus (Covid 19) and PIABC June 2020 Exam Series

PIABC has made the difficult decision to cancel the June 2020 Examination Series, which were due to take place on 09/10/11 June 2020.

PIABC has notified all examination based Centres and asked them to inform their learners.  All learners who have registered for the June 2020 Examination Series and paid cancellation/re-sit fees may have these refunded on request, otherwise these cancellation/re-sit fees will automatically be transferred to the next time that the learner sits the examination(s).

PIABC would like encourage learners to focus on any assignments/projects that they may have yet to complete. PIABC will accept any assignments/projects from learners outside of submission dates via email (