Industrial Painting Courses - OPS Training

Industrial Painting Courses

Project Description

The team at OPS Training are delighted to have been accredited by iCATS and Train the painter and selected to provide their approved training courses in the North West.


iCATS Industrial Painting


ICATS is the Industrial Coatings Training Scheme, developed due to demands by industry to have formal accredited training for ‘Applicators of Coatings’ in the UK. 

ICATS qualifications are also a requirement for many operators within the Renewable Energy sector as well as National Rail and the Oil and Gas industries. The scheme is mandated by The Highways Agency in NHSS19A and Network Rail for all applicators.

ICATS Module 1 – Protective Coatings Application

5 Day course and must be completed prior to attempting any other module

iCATS Module 2 – Spray Painting

2 Day course

iCATS Module 3 – Abrasive Blast Cleaning

2 Day Course



Train the Painter Industrial Painting


SSPC Train the painter is an internationally recognised and certified training programme. Developed by industry experts SSPC Train the painter coatings applicator course has been created in response to strong demand within the industrial coatings industry. Industry demands teams working on road, rail, oil and gas programmes all attain professional specified certificates. The SSPC Train the painter programme is approved and certified by SSPC and Lloyd’s Register.

SSPC Trainthepainter meets the requirements of NACE/ SSPC standard (SSPC-ACS-1/NACE No.13).  Internationally accredited training by SSPC recognised worldwide and meets the requirement for NORSOK M501 trained applicators offshore.

Bronze – Protective Coatings Application

5 Day course and must be completed before attempting any further module

Silver – Abrasive Blast Cleaning

2 Day course

Silver – Spray Painting

2 Day course

Train the Painter Supervisor


Train the Painter Transition Course

One day transition course

Transition courses cannot be undertaken by new recruits or trainees