Diploma in Coatings for Corrosion Control

Course overview

This distance learning course for Coating Specialists has been created by industry experts to offer a level of Coating and Corrosion Control knowledge beyond that available through any recognised coating inspection programme.

The idea behind the creation of this course was to fill the obvious knowledge gap between senior inspectors and MSc graduates in Corrosion Engineering. Typically, students are from an inspection, management, engineering or scientific background.

Understanding the demands our students face day to day with their working commitments, a 100% flexible study programme is available. This course has become popular globally due to its flexible nature. Students can pick the assignment subjects they will enjoy and most relevant to their line of work.

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Course content
  • Mandatory assignment subjects:
  • Basic paint chemistry
  • Basic paint corrosion
  • Specialist assignment subjects:
  • Coating Inspection and Inspection Equipment
  • Cathodic protection
  • Marine coatings
  • Coating failure
  • Metallic coatings
  • Design and construction
  • Concrete
  • Fire protection
  • Specialist coatings
  • ISO and other international standards
  • Paint technology and testing
  • Paint manufacture
  • Study time
    24 months of 100% flexible learning
    The Diploma in Coatings for Corrosion Control is accredited by ICorr, SSPC, Royal Society for Chemistry and Lloyds Register. Successful students may use the title DipCC and apply for professional membership
    at ICorr (MICorr). Portsmouth University also recognise the Diploma as part of a prior learning portfolio when applying for a distance learning degree.
    Entry criteria
    Level 2-3 Coating Inspector, HNC equivalent, extensive coating industry experience.
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