Two polymer short courses led by Peter Cracknell

University of Brighton

 4-6 November 2013 and 18-20 November 2013

Standard fee for either course £750, but training vouchers of £300 for each course available. Both for £500.

Peter Cracknell is an expert in polymer technology and has been employed by industry, taught in the London School of Polymer Technology and now runs his own company (PSC Associates Ltd) providing polymer consultancy, expert witness and on-site training services both in the UK and overseas.

These courses are approved for professional development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Training vouchers are available which could give you a discount of £300 on the cost of either course or £500 if you wish to attend both. See below for more information on this funding.

Thermoplastic Materials: 4-6 November 2013

A short course for those wishing to learn more about thermoplastics materials. It explains the nature of these materials, their key mechanical properties, how these properties are applied to design applications and how these materials are selected. The course assumes no prior knowledge and will benefit both those new to the subject, those who wish to extend their existing knowledge or those who are working in a polymer product design related area. For more information and to book online, please click here.

Plastic Product Design and Manufacture: 18-20 November 2013

This is a three-day short course which will give participants knowledge of the polymer factors which influence design, plastic shaping methods, polymer product design theory, polymer project management, prototyping and product assembly and finishing techniques. The course will benefit both those new to the subject or those who wish to extend their existing knowledge of plastic product design, plastics materials, polymer processing or who are working in a polymer product design related area. For more information and to book online please click here.

The standard fee for either course is £750, which includes course materials and refreshments, but you may be eligible for a £300 training voucher against the cost of a course, meaning the fee would be £450. If you wish to attend both courses, an individual can apply for up to £500 worth of vouchers, so both courses could cost £1000.

Training vouchers

To assess eligibility we need a letter or email from the employer (eg MD, Chairman, Chief Executive, HR Manager, etc), on headed paper, to traininganddevelopment@brighton.ac.uk:

•                 detailing what the company does – its address, size and sector

•                 outlining the role in the company of the employee applying for the voucher

•                 confirming that the employee is supported by the company (ie the company will be paying the rest of the fees)

•                 the specific course applied for and how it links with the individual’s role in the company

•                 how the outcome of attending the course will benefit them and their company

For more information about training vouchers, please click here.

All these courses take place on the university’s Moulsecoomb site.

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