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Training and certification on IPC Standards

Electronics Yorkshire Training is the preeminent centre in the UK for IPC training. Our Master IPC Trainers are qualified to the very highest IPC levels, and our equipment and facilities are unsurpassed.

The only things that aren’t extraordinary are our prices! We’re not only more competitive than you think, we’re more competitive than most training centres in the UK.

For the very best IPC training, call Electronics Yorkshire Training on 0800 610 1601.

 

If you know the training course you require, click on the relevant IPC logo . . .

. . . otherwise, please click on the headings below to discover more about IPC standards and training

 

IPC standards and training explained

IPC is a global organisation developing international quality standards and training courses for the electronics industry.

There are five industry-developed and approved IPC certificated courses.
Two of them are ‘how to do’ courses, and three of them are ‘how to check’ courses; they are each appropriate to a different step in the manufacturing process:

Overview of IPC courses


The five IPC certification programmes are:

IPC A-610 Acceptability in Electronic Assemblies is for quality assurance/visual acceptance of electronic assemblies based on the world's most widely used electronics assembly acceptability standard

IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies is for hand and machine soldering processes and material requirements. It includes hands-on training.

IPC A-600 Acceptability of Printed Boards is for quality assurance/visual acceptance of unpopulated printed circuit boards and explores the specifications, problems and faults that occur with the manufacture of PCBs.

IPC/WHMA A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies is for improving the quality of your cables and harnesses, reducing errors and costs.

IPC 7711/7721 Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies is for the rework, repair and modification of electronic assemblies, rather than scrapping them. It features hands-on training.

There are two levels of IPC training. The ‘Certified IPC Specialist’ (CIS), also called the Application Specialist level, is for those who need the relevant knowledge and skills for the workplace. In addition, there is a ‘train the trainer’ level (‘Certified IPC Trainer’ or CIT) for those who not only need to know how to apply the IPC skills and knowledge but also need to be able to train other members of their team.

Electronics Yorkshire is the premier IPC authorised centre in the UK that covers this ‘two-tier’ approach across all five programmes


The Business Advantage: The benefits of IPC standards and training

IPC standards, skills and knowledge provide a number of clear benefits for the business:

  • Where standards are vital to win contracts
  • Reduce costs through improved quality
  • Increase productivity from improved skills
  • Improved technical knowledge to solve problems
  • Better teamwork through common understandings
  • Improve efficiency through simplified procedures
  • Minimise costs by getting it right first time
  • Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Enhance your reputation in the marketplace
  • Reduced outsourcing errors on received PCBs

…but that’s not all. For the individual there are also clear benefits:

  • A professional certification
  • Increased credibility
  • Increased job confidence

 

Which industries should use IPC courses and standards?

The range of industrial sectors where IPC training is relevant is huge. Any organisation that makes printed circuit boards, electronic assemblies or wire harnesses, or which buys such items in and needs to quality check them, will benefit from an IPC course. Typical industries include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Audio/visual
  • Medical
  • Computer
  • Telecoms
  • Industrial control
  • and many more…

To learn more about IPC, read: IPC: it’s more than one book of standards!