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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.

Whether you prefer self-paced online learning, virtual classrooms, or in-person courses at our state-of-the-art facility, we have the right delivery method for you.

All of our courses have been developed by technical specialists and are delivered by experienced practitioners, covering a spectrum of subjects that suit a variety of levels of experience. Take a look at our courses below, including the next three upcoming sessions:

1. Introduction to Composite Materials - Tuesday 5th March - Classroom and Practical Workshop (1 Day) 

2. Introduction to Resin Infusion Techniques - Wednesday 6th March -  Practical Workshop (2 Days) 

3. Extra Date: Introduction to Resin Infusion Techniques - Monday 11th March -  Practical Workshop (2 Days) 

 

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Explore our upcoming courses to boost your skills and knowledge, ensuring you stay ahead in your field. Each course page will detail what the training covers and the available delivery methods.

  • Read more about Hydrogen Awareness Modules

    Hydrogen Awareness Modules

    The seven centres that make up the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) have come together to create 'Hydrogen awareness: make it; move it; use it’, a series of open access online modules for all manufacturing sectors.
  • Read more about Training at South Devon College, Paignton

    Training at South Devon College, Paignton

    National Composites Centre (NCC) is teaming up with South Devon College to bring you a series of 3 training courses during a special – Composites Training Week. The courses are all designed to advance expertise in composites, lasting 1 or 2 days and will be facilitated by expert trainers from the National Composites Centre.
  • Read more about Introduction to Composite Repair

    Introduction to Composite 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 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 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 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.

    This course has been revamped to provide a more interactive learning experience, inviting you to elevate your skills and embark on a journey towards enhanced composites materials proficiency.
  • NCC training 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 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 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 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 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.
  • Read more about Composite Assembly Course

    Composite Assembly Course

    This course is designed to show you good practice for selecting joining methods and how to manufacture them correctly. The content is primarily practical, covering the use of surface preparation, bonding, and fastening with permanent and semi-permanent fasteners.

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