Training & Education

Advances in technology and changing markets are impacting the workplace and redefining career paths. Now more than ever, there is huge demand to upskill and gain a deeper understanding of the print and packaging industry.

Upskilling in the workplace will increase your employees' knowledge base and ensure that you have a qualified, more confident and happy team who can provide an exceptional service to customers in what we know is a highly competitive market.

EFIA offers a full range of qualifications to suit your training needs, from general leadership and management training to more specific flexographic training with our academy courses and packaging focused degrees and apprenticeship schemes.


EFIA Academy

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

Introducing the EFIA Academy - our modular e-learning programme designed by leading flexo print experts. EFIA Academy has been developed by the industry for the industry!

A web-based solution designed to support continuous professional development within the entire flexographic supply chain from packaging designers to printers and brand owners.

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Hands-On Training

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

To support its online platform, EFIA has a hands-on training programme which takes place at partners’ premises.

Hands-on training demonstrates first-hand to students what they have learned online and is available free of charge to EFIA Academy students. Working in a real environment, across a range of technologies, students gain valuable practical insight into the various aspects of the flexographic industry, alongside skilled and experienced coaches available to answer questions.

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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

EFIA’s CPD framework makes recording and tracking easy and straightforward and allows students on the EFIA Academy to work towards CertEFIA and DipEFIA accreditation.

CPD can involve any relevant learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed and is encouraged in most industries to ensure that participants remain competent in their profession.

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Management & Leadership Skills Based Training

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

EFIA has partnered with Leeds Beckett University and the Retail Institute to provide skills-based learning for junior, middle and senior management level employees.

Experiential - Practical - Action Oriented - Learning

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Apprenticeship Scheme

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

EFIA has partnered with SkillCert to provide a level 2 PMO (Performance Manufacturing Operations) Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship can be applied to various operational performances and can incorporate the EFIA modules to suit individual requirements. Companies will also be able to draw down on the new apprenticeship levy fund.

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Degree Options in Packaging

Leeds Beckett University Training Programme

Take your employees’ training to the next level - Support them in becoming a degree qualified packaging professional, with a range of options available including courses at Newcastle University and Leeds Beckett University.

Typically 3-4 years long, these courses will lead to recognition as an accredited packaging professional and provide participants with a complete understanding of packaging, taking into account all the latest research and development in the industry.

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