Composite Train the Trainer Programme

This course is designed to give existing trainers the technical knowledge and practical experience to deliver composite technical certificate units to further education learners, at their own training centre. The course will include technical theory lessons and practical training in a workshop environment that can be replicated at most centres. Content will cover different manufacturing techniques, materials used, finishing and joining techniques and the associated Health and Safety requirements.

Delivery Style
Classroom and workshop based

Who should attend?
Experienced trainers and assessors who have a background in an engineering based subject and who would like to gain the skills and knowledge to deliver composite training.

Objectives & Aims
Delegates will gain a good understanding of both the theory and practical skills involved in producing composite materials. Existing trainers will learn the practical skills and knowledge to deliver accredited composite units at their training centres.

8 days

Course Content:
Theory Sessions:

  • Health and Safety
  • Introduction to composite materials
  • Vacuum bagging processes and materials
  • Resin infusion processes, materials and strategies
  • Composite manufacturing techniques
  • Monolithic and sandwich construction - types of core materials
  • Prepreg processes, materials and cure cycles
  • Adhesive bonding and mechanical fastenings
  • Mould tooling, how they are produced and materials used

Practical Sessions:

  • Workshop Health and Safety
  • Wet lay-up lamination
  • Application of surface gel-coats
  • De-moulding components
  • Resin Infusion techniques
  • RTM techniques
  • Prepreg monolithic and sandwich panel lamination
  • Trimming and bonding cured laminates
  • How to manufacture a basic mould tool
  • How to enhance surface finishes
  • Workshop procedures and quality assurance

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