Regulated qualifications in the materials cycle

PIABC Limited is a specialist awarding body with a suite of regulated and nationally recognised qualifications in the materials cycle.

We have been an accredited awarding body for more than 17 years. So, whilst we may have the outlook, innovation and flexibility of a new business, we have the experience and heritage to provide a stable and expert range of qualifications and service to all our customers. 

PIABC Limited is approved by UK Qualification Regulators for England, Northern Ireland and Scotland - Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), CCEA Regulation (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) and SQA Accreditation. 


Latest news

Additional March 2021 Examination Series Update

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 going forward and the possibility of local/national lockdown occurring PIABC Limited has been investigating a contingency plan which will allow learners every opportunity to complete their examinations/qualifications during these unprecedented times. 

PIABC Limited has therefore made the decision to hold an additional one-off examination series during the first week of March 2021 to mitigate for any local/national lock downs which may affect centres and their learners ability to sit examinations in November 2020. 

See 2021 Calendar of Examination Dates for details of 2021 examination dates.

*** UPDATE *** 

Please note that due to the different levels of COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place in the UK and overseas not all centres and examination locations are in a position to offer this one-off March 2021 examination series to its candidates. 

Therefore, PIABC Limited advises that candidates contact their centres directly for further details. 

Covid-19 Update

The PIABC Limited office is now closed following Government advice on Covid-19. 

PIABC Limited remains operational and you can still contact our team, but please bear with us if our response is sometimes slower than usual.

It is best to contact the PIABC Limited team via email ( as all staff are currently home based.

PIABC Level 3 Certificate in Packaging/PIABC Level 5 Diploma in Packaging Technology - Assignments & Projects

PIABC would encourage learners to focus on any assignments/projects that they may have yet to complete. 

PIABC can ONLY accept assignments/projects electronically via email (

PIABC will accept assignments/projects outside of usual submission dates.

It is important that the completed cover sheet is not saved as part of the assignment/project as these cover sheets can identify the learner to markers.