Regulated qualifications in packaging, kitchen design, wood and furniture

PIABC is a small awarding body with a suite of regulated and nationally recognised qualifications in packaging, kitchen design, wood and furniture. 

We have been an accredited awarding body for more than 13 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 is approved by UK Qualification Regulators for England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland - Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), CCEA Regulation (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment), Qualifications Wales and SQA Accreditation.


Latest news

November 2016 Examinations Results

The results of November 2016 examinations were released to centres on Thursday 16 February 2017.  PIABC advises candidates to contact their centre co-ordinator directly if they have not received their results.

Best Students 2015/2016

Level 2 Award in Timber and Panel Products and their Uses (QCF) – Best Student 

Winner: Stewart Linford (Didac)

Level 3 Certificate in Packaging (QCF) – Best Student

Winner: Karen Trafford (IOM3 Training Academy)

Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology (QCF) – Best Student

Winner: Nicola Maynard (IOM3 Training Academy)

Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology (QCF) – Best Packaging Related Research Project

Winner: Stephanie Rice (CAFRE (Loughry Campus)) - “The Investigation of Eliminating Static in Shrink Films”

PIABC designation of DipPkgTech

PIABC is pleased to announce that students who have completed either the Level 4 Diploma in Packaging Technology or the Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology (QCF) qualifications are entitled to use the PIABC designation of DipPkgTech.