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 open now


Exam and learning materials

Optional Support:

Online Teaching


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.

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

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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