Diploma in Packaging

The industry benchmark for the advanced technical packager

Diploma in Packaging



Hours of Study:

120 hours per each of 3 modules. 


Booking opens in September for June 2020 exam


Exam and self-directed learning materials

Optional Support:

Web-Based Learning


from £405 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.

If no exam centres are suitable, please contact us at customer.support@ibd.org.uk

Bookings open in September

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.

These modules will go into great detail about packaging theory, materials, brewing practice, filtration, dilution, carbonation and handling. You will then learn about capacity and operational planning, followed by filling, closures and secondary packaging. We will look at product integrity, dispensing, financing, health and safety and the process technology behind production and packaging operations.

Download the full syllabus to find out exactly what you will learn and how the examination works. 

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:

Web-Based Learning

Specialist IBD accredited trainers are assigned to each module. Students work through the learning material on line and are asked to complete 5 assignments. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in video conferences where the tutors will give live lectures. There will be approximately 5 tutorials per module. 

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Introductory Membership Offer

Join the IBD family with a specially reduced rate for your first year of membership. This allows you  to attend events designed to support your learning and encourage networking. You also gain access to our journal and our monthly members magazine which contain additional resources for exam candidates.

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