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    About First Polymer Training Skillnet

    First Polymer Training (FPT) Skillnet operates as a training network for the  Polymer Industry in Ireland and is funded under the government's Skillnet Ireland initiative. The aim of FPT Skillnet is to deliver training that is focused on the specific needs of the Polymer Industry and includes certification and development.


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  • Companies
    Training provided by FPT is flexible, cost effective and relevant to your company. As well as training, there is the added advantage of networking opportunities with other companies in your sector and/or region.

    First Polymer Training Skillnet will continue to provide sector specific, tailored programmes to suit the current and future needs of our industry. See here for a full list of upcoming programmes  running at our centre, most of which are also available for delivery on site at your company - subsidised by us with Skillnets funding. Please contact us for more information.
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    Get the training you need by upskilling in the Plastics  sector and/or region you work in, at a subsidised cost to your company.  There are clear progression paths from Level 5  right up to Level 7 and additional networking opportunities with your industry peers on our programmes.

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    Plastics Materials & Processing for Medical Devices

    This programme is also suitable for anyone who wishes to know more about plastics materials and how they are processed and tested. Validation is also covered on this programme and it is becoming much more important across general manufacturing and not just in the manufacture of medical devices.

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Certificate/Degree in Polymer Processing

Level 6 & Level 7


5S, SMED, Injection
Moulding 1 & 2

First Polymer Training SKILLNET


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Management Development Programmes Provided by Skillnet Ireland

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is a national policy imperative and a major priority for Skillnet Ireland and our networks. The Management Development Management Programmes are available to take businesses to the next level.

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What our trainees say about us

I must say I was very impressed with course last week and the content of it was very good it relates to a lot to what we do here and it give me the science behind what I had been trying to do before so I would definitely recommend the course to other people ,I think the course should take the five days as there is a lot to cover but other than that it was brilliant.(Injection Moulding Module 4 February 2017)


Having been out of the mainstream workplace for a number of years it is always fairly daunting going back. First Polymer Training however, we’re just the boost I needed. Not only were their courses so informative, relevant and professional in their delivery but the staff involved were so supportive and encouraging in every aspect. So much so that just six weeks after completing the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course I am now in a full time position as a Quality Engineer. I can’t thank them enough for all their help.  (2016)


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