NVC Course Programme in Packaging I - middle management (Classroom and company visits)

The course

Upon completing the course programme, you will have thorough knowledge of the production process, the qualities, the possibilities and the impossibilities of packaging materials and resources. A strategy based on the packaging materials enables you in optimising the relationship between the packaging and the product, at middle management level. You will be able to analyse the vulnerabilities of the product and find the suitable packaging. Based on a functional analysis of the packaging, you can implement improvements and/or cost savings.

During the course programme you will visit packaging material production locations where you will experience the actual production of packaging materials. The lessons are scheduled in blocks of three consecutive days per month.

Through the NVC online learning environment (learningatnvc.nl) you always have online access to the educational materials, the schedule of the lessons in the course programme and instructions for preparation and exercises. This enables you in studying wherever and whenever you like before, during and in between the lessons. Click here to experience a  preview of this online learning environment.
During the course programme you can also contact your NVC contact person for your questions.

The language of this course programme is business English. Educational materials, exercises and the lessons are in English. Would you like to know if you have adequate knowledge of English to take this course programme, please contact us.

Recognition
The NVC Course Programme in Packaging I is CEDEO-certified, as are the other NVC courses.

More information?
Do you have questions and/or would you like to receive more information, please contact us. We can also go through the list of references. We can be reached via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.

For whom?

The NVC Course Programme in Packaging I has been designed for employees in middle management who (will) work on packaged products, packaging (materials), packaging machinery and/or related services.

This requires a comprehensive range of cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract packaging challenges.

Business students include packaging developers, packaging technologists, buyers, account managers, packaging coordinators, materials engineers, product developers and quality assurance technologists all over Europe.
617 students have concluded this course programme. We can go through the list of references, please contact us. We can be reached via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.

Programme

Product packaging combinations (3 days)
The impact of products on the choice of packaging material and the impact of packaging materials on the product is the core topic of this education programme. Starting points are use -  and product functionalities. You gain insight into the various players in the packaging process and into the requirements for a packaging throughout the entire supply chain of packaged products.

These subjects will be taught in the following lessons:

  • Functionalities of packaging (1 day)
  • Vulnerabilities of products (1 day)
  • Testing methods (0,5 day)
  • Durable and dangerous goods (0,5 day)

Packaging materials (12,5 days)
Specific characteristics and behaviour of packaging materials affect product packaging combinations. Knowledge and understanding of these materials offers the opportunity to find more efficient packaging solutions and implement cost savings.

These subjects will be taught in the following lessons:

  • Wood (0,5 day)
  • Paper and board (2 days)
  • Metal (1 day)
  • Plastics (rigid and flexible) (4,5 days)
  • Biopolymers (0,5 day)
  • Glass (1 day)
  • Printing techniques (1 day)
  • Adhesives (2 day)
  • Specifications (1 day)

Legislation and regulation (1,5 day)
Specific laws, regulations and directives are applicable in the supply chain of packaged products. These implicate consequences for e.g. transportation, marketing and storage of packaged products. The education programme focusses on dealing with and complying to these laws and regulations, including labelling requirements and the Essential Requirements.

These subjects will be taught in the following lessons:

  • Essential requirements, packaging and environment (0,5 day)
  • Legislation of food contact materials and labelling legislation (0,5 day)
  • Hazardous substances (0,5 day)

Processes (2,5 days)
Various elements such as legislation, characteristics of materials and functionalities of packaging come together in these lessons and provide insight into the integral process of packaging. Packaging machines, dosing and closing processes are discussed, and afterwards you are familiar with packaging lines and you know what machines to use for which purpose.

These subjects will be taught in the following lessons:

  • Machine techniques (2 days)
  • Packaging Processes (0,5 day)

Business administration (2,5 days)
Besides production and the more technical aspects of packaging processes, business aspects of packaged products  have to be taken into account as well. This education programme focusses on the market value of packaging, distribution and cost saving throughout the supply chain of packaged products.

These subjects will be taught in the following lessons:

  • Marketing perception (1 day)
  • Cost savings (0,5 day)
  • Distribution (1 day)

Exam practicing (1 day)
During the last day of the course programme students will be prepared for the exam with class room assignments, examples of exam questions and questions of students.

For more information about the programme, please contact Oscar Faber.

Tutors and education team

Our tutors are professionally active in the specific packaging fields of the course programme, which enables all the newest issues and developments to be quickly incorporated into the lessons. You will be guided by the tutors during the lessons, they know your business and create connections between theory and your business cases.

For all your questions before and during the course programme, you can contact our education team:


Oscar Faber
Individual study advice


 


Marina Rietbroek
Travel and stay assistance


Irma Walstra
Education support

 

Diploma

The NVC Course Programme in Packaging I concludes with an exam. This exam is organised by the independent Stichting NVC Examens.

Upon passing the exam, you will receive the diploma NVC Packaging Professional I. Graduates will be included in the international Register of NVC Packaging Professionals. For more information about this Register, please contact Oscar Faber.

Date-Time

The next group will start on 27 September 2017.

The course programme consists of 23 days over a ten-months period of time. The lessons and corresponding company visits are scheduled in blocks of three consecutive days per month.
Time table on Wednessdays and Thursdays from 09:30AM until 4:00PM and on Fridays from 8:30AM until 3:00PM.

International students can make use of the NVC full-service arrangement. Hotel, dinner and transfer to and from the locations and company visits are included in this arrangement. For more information, please contact Marina Rietbroek.

Costs

NVC members pay €5.955,00. Non-members pay €7.490,00. If you want to know more about the NVC membership, please click here.

Costs include coffee/tea, lunch and the hand-outs, but do not include VAT, accommodation and travel costs and examination costs.
International students can make use of the NVC full-service arrangement. Hotel, dinners and transfer to and from the locations and company visits are included in this arrangement. For this, please contact Marina Rietbroek.

Examination costs: € 450,00 excluding VAT.

Reviews

"The NVC Course Programme in Packaging I teaches you the fundamentals and the company visits are certainly a valuable part of the course programme.
Now and again I use the course materials as a reference, and they have been extremely helpful."

Packaging innovation technologist

"The NVC Course Programme in Packaging I requires the selfdiscipline to study. You learn in detail about materials, products and processes. But I was well able to combine this course programme with a full-time job and my young family. Thanks in part to the Course Programme, I am now Packaging Manager, responsible for packaging procurement, and I’ve now moved onto the second level."
Packaging Manager

"My fellow students from the NVC Course Programmes in Packaging I and II are now a valuable part of my network. We enjoy in-depth contact thanks to the many NVC activities and stay in touch continuously through the NVC LinkedIn Group."
New Product Quality Engineer

More information?

Do you have questions and/or would you like to receive more information, please contact us. We can also go through the list of references. You can reach us via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.

You can also join the free online information meeting about the NVC Course Programmes in Packaging I and II. Click here for more information about this meeting.

Preview course

During the course programme you have access to the NVC online learning environment (learningatnvc.nl). This way you always have online access to the educational materials, the schedule of the lessons in the course programme and instructions for preparation and exercises. This enables you in studying wherever and whenever you like before, during and in between the lessons. Click here to experience a preview of this online learning environment.