Diploma in Packaging

The industry benchmark for the advanced technical packager

Diploma in Packaging




Hours of Study:

120 hours per each of 3 modules. 


Bookings for June 2020 exam are now closed


Bookings for 2021 exam and training will open 05/10/2020


Exam registration will close 01/03/2021


Exam date still to be announced for June 2021


Exam and self-directed learning materials

Optional Support:

Tutor Guided Learning

UK Face to Face Learning


from £415 per module


Candidates should have first completed the IBD’s General Certificate in Packaging or have a solid understanding of the science and technology of packaging. Candidates should ideally be working at or towards senior / head packaging level.

Candidates who pass Module 3 in the Diploma in Brewing, Packaging or Distilling are exempt from sitting Module 3 in the other disciplines.
The exemption will be automatically granted and there will only be one examination fee applicable to the Module 3 Examination.

Course Components

What will I learn?

You will be taught in depth packaging science and technology. This qualification is split into three modules, each of which builds on the knowledge gained through the Certificate level programme.

Module 1

Module 1 will cover packaging theory and materials, preparation of beer for packaging, line design and small pack operations.

For a breakdown of what candidates will be examined on please find the syllabus here.

Module 2

Module 2 will cover large pack operations, quality and operations management.

For a full breakdown of what candidates will be examined on, please find the syllabus here.

Module 3

Module 3 will cover engineering aspects of packaging. Candidates will be assessed on topics such as heat transfer, fluid dynamics, process controls and more.

For a full breakdown of what candidates will be examined on, please find the syllabus here.

What will I achieve?

IBD qualifications are the most widely recognised packaging qualifications in the world. The Diploma in Packaging demonstrates to your employer your advanced, applied understanding of packaging science and tehcnology in order to control the process to produce a high quality and consistent product.

Obtaining this qualification allows you to use the “Dipl. Pack” post nominal .

Further Support:

The IBD offers further training options for this course

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