Train The Painter Courses

Protective Coatings Courses

SSPC Train the Painter- Protective Coatings  is the internationally accredited coating applicator training programme created and developed by experts throughout the industry. The Train the painter programme is accredited internationally by Lloyds Register and fully endorsed by the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC~). The scheme also meets the requirements of NACE No13/SSPS ACS-1, which is the joint standard for applicator training. This programme will prepare you for SSPC’s CAS, C7 and C12 certification programmes.

The training has been developed by industry experts in response to the strong demand for certifications within the industrial coatings industry that now requires personnel working on road, rail, oil and gas programmes to obtain professional specified certificates.

SSPC Train The Painter has three modules including:

  • Protective Coatings Applicator
  • Abrasive Blast Cleaner
  • Sprayer Painter

Within each training module you will find a number of training units.

  • Protective Coatings Application – 76 Training Units
  • Abrasive Blast Cleaning – 25 Training Units
  • Spray Painting – 15 Training Units
Theoretical

Training units consist of theoretical training followed by student assessments.

Practical

A number of the training units have practical assessments.

  • Delegates will be awarded with an Orange, Bronze, Silver or Gold card depending on the modules completed and experience in protective coatings.
  • All successful students receive a Certificate and ID card. The ID card is personal to the student and is renewable every 5 years

Route to bronze card

You must complete Protective Coatings Applicator. (1600 hours applicator experience)

Route to silver card

You must complete Protective Coatings Applicator AND Abrasive Blast Cleaner OR Sprayer Painter.
(1600 hours applicator experience AND 800 hours Blasting operative OR Sprayer experience)

Route to gold card

You must complete Protective Coatings Applicator AND Abrasive Blast Cleaner AND Sprayer Painting.

 Please Note:

Upon successful completion of the Train The Painter -Protective Coatings Applicator module, delegates will be awarded with a bronze card or an orange trainee card.

To be granted the bronze card delegates must have worked in the protective coatings industry for more than 1600 hours.

If 1600 hours have not been completed, delegates will receive an orange trainee card. This can be upgraded to the bronze card if an employer provides evidence of work to SSPC. Further information can be found on the Train The Painter website.

Protective Coatings Applicator

This Train The Painter course allows students to earn a Bronze ticket in the classroom or online

This course involves both practical and theoretical training 

Protective Coatings Applicator Training

Providing trainee coating applicators a comprehensive package of training modules that ensure professionalism and an insight into methods of surface treatment and application of protective coatings. Promoting good working practice. The course material is available through the high-quality interactive training programme which uses animations and videos to complement the text and handout material.

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COURSE DURATION: 5 DAYS (If completed in-class)

* This course must be completed prior to any other module

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Health and safety
  • Access, plant and equipment
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating types
  • Coating application
  • Quality control
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Abrasive Blast Cleaning

This Train The Painter course allows students to earn a Silver-Blaster ticket online or in the classroom when the student has already completed the basic Bronze Course.  

This course involves both practical and theoretical training

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COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS (If completed in-class)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Health and safety
  • Blast media
  • Standards and quality control
  • Operational procedures
  • Process control
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Spray Painting

This Train The Painter course allows students to earn a Silver Sprayer ticket in the classroom or online when the student has already completed the Bronze Course.

This course involves both practical and theoretical training

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COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS (If completed in-class)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Health and safety
  • Paint materials
  • Airless spray equipment
  • Conventional air spray
  • Plural component Spray
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Intumescent Coatings Courses

The Passive Fire Protection Industry recognises there is a need to improve competence across design, specification, installation and inspection for all types of passive fire protection, including raising standards of Thin Film Intumescent coating and application through certified and accredited training courses and we are delighted the Train the painter Thin Film Intumescent course has received Accreditation from:

Passive Fire Protection

Passive Fire Protection (Thick Film Intumescent) Course for Applicators
This Train The Painter course allows students to earn a PFP ticket in the classroom or online

Thick film intumescent coatings have long been used in the protective coatings industry particularly in the offshore oil and gas sector to protect structure against hydrocarbon fires. The course has been developed to assist in the understanding and improvement of applicators skills specific to this type of material. The course was developed in conjunction with industry experts and many of the major paint companies.

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Intumescent coatings are applied to steel buildings either on or off site to prevent structural failure in the event of fire, it is therefore essential that these coatings are applied by trained and qualified coating applicators. Thorough and correct training in Passive Fire Protection (Thick Film Intumescent Coatings) saves time, money and ultimately lives!

As part of the Globally recognised Train the painter coating applicator training program, an independently accredited training course for Passive Fire Protection (Thick Film Intumescent Coatings)has been developed to meet industry demands.

This training program has been developed with input from industry experts and associated bodies to create the first and only accredited Passive Fire Protection (Thick Film Intumescent Coatings)within the UK. All aspects of surface preparation and application of the products will be taught using both practical and theoretical methods.

COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS (If completed in-class)

OBJECTIVE:
To recognize the principles of passive fire protection. We will also look at certification of products and testing and preparation and coating, along with products and product use, including application, storage, inspection, and measurement. In service considerations and faults, both offshore and onshore, will also be covered.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Paint Materials
  • Airless Spray Equipment
  • Plural Component Spray
  • Thick Film Intumescent Coatings
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Basic Coatings Applicator

(For Thin Film Intumescent Coatings) 
This Train The Painter course allows students to progress onto the Thin Film Intumescent Training course in the classroom or online.
This Basic Coatings Applicator course is designed as a prerequisite for the Thin Film Intumescent Training course for those who do not currently hold the Bronze card - Protective Coatings Applicator.

Basic Applicator Component for 2 Day Thin Film Intumescent Course

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COURSE DURATION: 2 DAYS (If completed in-class)

OBJECTIVE:
To recognise the principles of Thin Film Intumescent Coatings. We will also look at certification of products and testing and preparation and coating, along with products and product use, including application, storage, inspection, and measurement.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Paint Materials
  • Airless Spray Equipment
  • Plural Component Spray
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Thin Film Intumescent Coating Applicator Course

Intumescent coatings are applied to steel to prevent structural failure in the event of fire, it is therefore essential that these coatings are applied by trained and qualified coating applicators. Thorough and correct training in Thin Film Intumescent Coating saves time, money and ultimately lives.

This course involves both practical and theoretical training 

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Why attend this course?

Delivered by approved Train the painter Trainers, this 3-day course has been specifically created for both experienced and trainee Thin Film Intumescent Coating Applicators. Delivered practically and in the classroom (or online) this course offers fully comprehensive training in intumescent coating application.

Achieve an all-round understanding of intumescent paints, from the importance of surface preparation and correct application as specified, to maintaining equipment and reducing waste.

COURSE DURATION: 3 DAYS

COURSE OVERVIEW:

  • Day One - Theoretical Lessons
  • Day Two - Airless Spray Practical Workshop Sessions 1-4
  • Day Three - Airless Spray Practical Workshop Sessions 5-7

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