QCA – P1

Course overview

QCA P1 – Protective Coating Applicator.

Corrodere Academy’s Qualified Coating Applicator (QCA) Certification programme, approved by LLoyd’s Register.

Created by industry experts who could see a gap in the market for qualifying Operatives, regardless of their industry background or experience and based solely on ability, knowledge and merit. Prove yourself competent.

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Course content

  • Pre-Job Preparation – PPE, safety briefing, risk assessment
  • Panel Preparation – surface contamination, irregularities/defects
  • Hand/Power Tool Cleaning – use to specific standards, correct PPR/RPE
  • Paint/Coating Products – pre-application – product data sheets, mixing products, environmental conditions
  • Paint/Coating Products – application – correct procedures according to product data sheet, good working practices
  • Housekeeping and cleaning equipment

Study time

Theoretical exams. Online - 25 multiple choice questions answered in 45 minutes. Pass mark 70% or over. Practical exams. Conducted by an approved Assessor. Operatives will conduct practical tasks safely and in accordance to the product data sheets. Pass mark 80% or over


QCA - P1 Protective Coating Applicator certification

Entry criteria

Be physically able to complete all elements of the practical tasks
18 or over
Entrants should have learnt best practice through experience or training and have the knowledge to pass the practical and theoretical exams
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