NCC launches new online training platform

19 April 2021

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has launched a new online training platform, adding a new dimension to the way it delivers training by offering round the clock access to a range of high-quality composites courses.

With the need to reskill and upskill employees in an affordable way more important than ever for businesses, the NCC’s online training platform is designed to allow users from organisations of all sizes the opportunity to develop their knowledge by taking self-taught courses that they can access at any time, from any location.


Offered alongside a suite of practical and theory based, in-person courses taught by composites experts, the online courses provide users with an introduction to key topic areas to establish a firm base of understanding of composite materials, their applications and uses.

All the NCC’s courses have been developed by technical specialists, with those available online including Introduction to Composite Materials, Introduction to Composite Design, and Introduction to Measurement & Inspection. More online courses will be available later in the year. Information about these, and the other training courses the NCC offers, can be viewed at


Katy Riddington, Strategic Initiatives Director at the NCC, said: “Part of our role as one of the seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult centres is to help the UK’s industries grow and develop, in our case enabling more businesses to make use of the many benefits composites can offer. One way we do that is by helping people at all levels to understand these advanced materials and their applications through training. We know that it is not always possible to attend training courses in person – especially at the moment - so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for businesses of all sizes to keep developing.”

As well as set training courses, the NCC offers bespoke training, with courses tailor-made to suit the customer’s specific needs – whether that’s an in-depth focus on a core topic, customised content or lessons delivered on site with their equipment. For more information, visit

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