Education & Development

Please see the Careers & Learning pages on the new IOM3 website for fully up to date information

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining caters for students, teachers and further learners at all stages of the education system from secondary school to FE, HE and continuing professional development.

Schools and Colleges (5 to 19 education)

The Institute provides resources and support for all levels of education from primary schools through to FE Colleges. 

For information about school and college education activities contact Diane Aston.

Accredited programmes

The Institute is licensed by the Engineering Council UK (ECUK) to accredit programmes in the UK and abroad leading to academic and professional qualifications in engineering and other areas of materials science. See our list of UK universities offering IOM3-accredited qualifications, apply for IOM3 accreditation for your own programme, or see our guidelines on further learning.

For information regarding the accreditation of degree programmes contact Ian Bowbrick.

Approval for CPD

The Institute also approves events for professional development purposes.

For information regarding professional development contact Ian Bowbrick, Director, Professional Development & Membership.

IOM3 Training Academy

The Training Academy provides a range of formally accredited and industry recognised qualifications for a range of industries within the IOM3 family.

For information regarding courses in Packaging Technology, Clay Technology and Wood Science contact the Training Team.

Schools and Student Starpack Awards

Designed to attract the cream of the UK's young people to a career in packaging design and technology, the Student and Schools Starpack Awards play an important role in fostering talent within the nation's schools, colleges and universities. The Schools Starpack Awards provide computer technology and cash prizes for the schools, while the winners of the Student Starpack Awards enjoy expenses-paid work experience and trips abroad.

For information on Starpack Awards (industry, student and schools competitions) contact Lucy Harvie-Austin

Armourers' and Brasiers' Company

The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers supports materials science education. Further details

Scholarships, grants and bursaries

Apply for a number of different scholarships, grants and bursaries available from IOM3 and other associated bodies.

Materials for building

This site holds a unique resource for students of building industries with information on materials in building applications. Further details

Design Mine

Design Mine is a space for materials, science and engineering news, features and events which have a design element. Further details