Certificate in Polymer Technologies (Online)

  • NFQ Level 6
  • Credits 35
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 1

Course Summary

Delivery: Online

Programme Code: SG_EPOLY_E06

About Polymer Technology

There is currently a shortage of polymer technicians tin the industry and this shortage has been highlighted in both the Forfas/Expert Group on Future Skills Needs report on the Future Skills Requirements of the Manufacturing Sector to 2020 and the Action Plan for Jobs 2013.

About this Programme

This one year long part-time programme offers a level 6 Certificate in Polymer Technology (Special Purpose Award) and is jointly delivered (primarily online) by First Polymer Training Skillnet and IT Sligo.

Lectures are delivered online in the evenings. There is a requirement to attend two-days of practical lab work per semester. There is also an additional one-day attendance in Athlone (FirstPolymer) for each semester, which is mandatory. 

The successful completion of this programme will allow entrants to gain the necessary technical skills to help secure employment in the plastics manufacturing, medical device industries as a technician/apprentice technician in polymer processing.

Key Course Information

Programme co-ordinator: David Mulligan

Award: Level 6 Certificate

Application Closing Date : 1st October 2021

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold an NFQ Level 5 or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) will also be considered for any applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements. 

Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Level 6 in Polymer Processing can progress on to the Level 7 in Polymer Processing (Online) at IT Sligo 

Programme Fees



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Students can avail of a 30% reduction on fees via your employer - Contact Catherine Collins at First Polymer Training Skillnet

Email: c.collins@firstpolymer.com

Tel: 090 647 1223