Open courses

The NCC offers world-leading composites training, designed to re-skill and upskill teams and individuals across every sector to build composites capabilities in a range of disciplines. 

To make sure you get the training you need, we offer a range of delivery methods, including self-paced, online learning, virtual classrooms and in-person courses at our state-of-the-art facility. All of our courses have been developed by technical specialists and are delivered by an experienced practitioner. covering a spectrum of subjects suiting a variety of levels of experience. 

Take a look at our courses below. Each course page will detail what the training covers and the method of delivery available. 

  • Read more about Training at NIACE, Belfast

    Training at NIACE, Belfast

    The NCC is bringing its world-leading capabilities in composites to the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE), with a particular focus on working with SMEs and upskilling workforces to support the economic growth of the regional composite industry.
  • Read more about Composite Joining Principles

    Composite Joining Principles

    Use of the correct joints is vital to creating highly functional composite structures. We highly recommend this course for composite designers who want to improve their approach to bonding and joining composite materials ensuring better results.
  • Read more about Introduction to Design for Composites

    Introduction to Design for Composites

    This course will give you an understanding of the requirements that are important to consider in the composites world, along with a series of tools and techniques that will enable you to create robust concept designs for every new project you undertake.
  • Read more about Introduction to Manual Prepreg Techniques

    Introduction to Manual Prepreg Techniques

    During this course we'll give you the background knowledge you need to optimise your use of prepreg materials in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. We'll also teach you the techniques used by technicians and you'll have the opportunity to practice what you've learnt.
  • Read more about Introduction to Resin Infusion Techniques

    Introduction to Resin Infusion Techniques

    If you're a Technician who's new to composites manufacture using resin infusion this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to avoid common mistakes and safely produce better parts.
  • Read more about Introduction to Composites Repair

    Introduction to Composites Repair

    Future legislation will dictate that you can't just discard composite components into landfill and the need to repair in order to extend life expectancy is set to increase even further. Repair of composites can be more complex than the repair of more traditional metallic components and, of course, there is always the need to regain structural integrity whilst maintaining functionality.
  • Read more about Introduction to Automation for Composite Production

    Introduction to Automation for Composite Production

    If you're looking to implement automated processes into your existing composite manufacturing activities this course will give you the knowledge you need to explore and assess techniques to take your production to the next level.
  • Read more about Introduction to Composite Mould Tool Production

    Introduction to Composite Mould Tool Production

    This is a highly practical course, which will teach you cost-effective ways of producing your own moulding from scratch. You'll gain the knowledge you need to produce quality parts and learn how to avoid common errors.
  • Read more about Composite Strength & Stiffness

    Composite Strength & Stiffness

    If you need to focus on improving the strength and stiffness elements of your composite designs this course will give you a knowledge of composite properties and an understanding of how each of the plies effect the global part.
  • Read more about Introduction to Measurement & Inspection

    Introduction to Measurement & Inspection

    As an Engineer who is currently responsible for measuring and inspecting metalics and are now moving into the world of composites, this course will give you the tools and techniques you need to ensure that you understand the different challenges composites present and the techniques the require.
  • Read more about Introduction to Sustainability in Composites

    Introduction to Sustainability in Composites

    This course provides an introduction to how businesses can start thinking differently about their operation, products and production processes in order to meet new legislation and support the drive for change.

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