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Covid-19 Update

The PIABC Limited office is now closed following Government advice on 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 (piabc@iom3.org) 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@iom3.org).

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. 


New packaging qualification

PIABC Limited is pleased to announce that it has added PIABC Level 2 Award in Sustainable Packaging Technology (QN: 603/6070/7) to its portfolio of regulated qualifications encompassing the materials cycle. Please contact the PIABC team for further information on this new qualification.


Best Students 2018/2019

Congratulations to the following students who are PIABC's Best Students of 2018/19:

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging

Winner: Sarah Martin

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology 

Winner: Alysha Baggett

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology - Best Packaging Related Research Project 2018/19

Winner: Alexandra Brayshaw “Understanding the consumer's experience of difficult-to-open packaging and the factors contributing to these negative experiences, especially for the ageing population”


New Polymer Qualifications

PIABC Limited is pleased to announce that it has added PIABC Level 2 Diploma in Polymer Operations (QN: 603/3795/3), PIABC Level 2 Extended Diploma in Polymer Operations (QN: 603/3796/5) and PIABC Level 3 Diploma in Polymer Processing (QN: 603/2403/X) to its portfolio of regulated qualifications encompassing the materials cycle. Please contact the PIABC team for further information on these new qualification.


Best Students 2017/2018

Congratulations to the following students who are PIABC's Best Students of 2017/18:

PIABC Level 2 Award in Timber and Panel Products and their Uses (QCF)

Winner: Daniel Maddock

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Wood Technology and Application

Winner: Paul Scully

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging (QCF)

Winner: Paul Edwards

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology (QCF)

Winner: Nicola Richards

PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology (QCF) - Best Packaging Related Research Project 2017/18

Winner: Sandeep Sehmi “Concerns over Mineral Oil Migration in Recycled Paper and Board Packaging”


New packaging qualification

PIABC Limited is pleased to announce that it has added PIABC Level 2 Award in Packaging Technology (QN: 603/3267/7) to its portfolio of regulated qualifications. Please contact the PIABC team for further information on this new qualification.


New clay and wood qualifications

PIABC Limited is pleased to announce that it has added PIABC Level 2 Certificate in Clay Technology (QN: 603/1264/6), PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Clay Technology (QN: 603/2440/5) and PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Wood Technology and Application (QN: 603/1326/2) to its portfolio of regulated qualifications encompassing the materials cycle. Please contact the PIABC team for further information on these new qualifications.


Best Students 2016/2017

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

Winner: Paul Hayman (IOM3 Training Academy)

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Wood Technology and Application – Best Student

Winner: Maria Potter (IOM3 Training Academy)

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging (QCF) – Best Student

Winner: Katie Hayles (IOM3 Training Academy)

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

Winner: Catherine Baron (IOM3 Training Academy)

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

Winner: Amy Johnson (IOM3 Training Academy) - “The Inhibition of Integral Antifog Performance in Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Lidding Films in Conjunction with Solvent Based Flexographic Printing Inks and Lacquers"


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.