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Electronics Yorkshire continues IPC courses programme


Electronics companies are being given opportunities to develop IPC standards as Electronics Yorkshire continues its programme of IPC training courses at its headquarters in West Park, Leeds, throughout March.

The IPC A-610D Electronic Assemblies Application Specialist course is being held for four days from Monday 8th March. This course focuses on industry-accepted workmanship criteria for electronics assemblies and is invaluable for all inspectors, operators and trainers. Topics include lead free, component orientation and soldering criteria for though-hole, SMT and discrete wiring assemblies, mechanical assembly, cleaning, marking, coating and laminate requirements.

Electronics Yorkshire has also organised an IPC J-STD-001D Application Specialist four day course which starts on Monday 15th March. This course will enable candidates to gain knowledge of the IPC J Standard for producing high-quality soldered leaded and lead-free interconnections. It emphasises process control and establishes industry consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic connections.

The aim of these courses is to provide the ‘Application Specialists’ with the knowledge to apply the relevant IPC Standard within their company.

In addition, an IPC A-610D Electronic Assemblies Certified Trainer five day course starts on Monday 22nd March. This course focuses on what line workers, operators, inspectors and buyers need to know to inspect or make acceptance/rejection decisions as well as providing expanded information and materials to prepare individuals to deliver training to appropriate staff. After this course, the resultant Certified IPC Trainers (CITs) will be able to return to their respective companies and instruct Certified IPC Specialists (CISs), or ‘Application Specialists’, enabling them to apply the relevant IPC Standard.

Electronics Yorkshire now offers around 20 short skills-based courses ranging from industrial entry-level soldering to the advanced IPC trainer courses.

Peter Burnley, training centre manager at Electronics Yorkshire, said: ‘As a specialist IPC Master training body we are committed to IPC training excellence and continue to help electronics companies achieve the highest manufacturing standards. This can be an essential requirement when companies are looking to win new contracts or maintain existing ones.’

Electronics companies can arrange to send staff on this course by contacting Electronics Yorkshire on 0113 274 4270 or by visiting the courses section of its website at

Electronics Yorkshire is a not-for-profit organisation part funded by Yorkshire Forward and European Union ERDF.