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Packaging Exam Resources

General Certificate in Packaging-Beer (Member Only)

Syllabus and Learning Material

 

General Certificate in Packaging-Spirits (Member Only)

Syllabus and Learning Material

 

Diploma in Packaging (Member Only)

Syllabus

Glossary

Learning Material: Module 1

Unit 1.1 - Packaging Theory and Materials

1.1.1 Theory

1.1.2 Materials

Unit 1.2 - Beer Preparation

1.2.1 Fundamentals of brewing practice

1.2.2 Beer filtration

1.2.3 Beer dilution, carbonation and bright beer handling 

1.2.4 Theory and practice of sterile filtraiton and pasterurisation  

Unit 1.3 - Planning and Line Design

1.3.1 Capacity planning

1.3.2 Operational planning

1.3.3 Line design

1.3.4(i) Materials of construction

1.3.4(ii) Materials of construction

Unit 1.4 - Small Pack Operations

1.4.1 Fundamental considerations

1.4.2 Pre-filling operations

1.4.3 Theory and practice of filling technology

1.4.4 Container closing

1.4.5 Post-filling operations

1.4.6 Secondary packaging

1.4.7 Full line inspection

Learning Material: Module 2

Unit 2.1 - Quality

2.1.1 Quality management

2.1.2 Food safety

2.1.3 Hygiene

2.1.4 Cleaning in place (CIP)

2.1.5 Product and package analysis

Unit 2.2 - Operations Management

2.2.1 Line operations

2.2.2 World class manufacturing

2.2.3 Finance

2.2.4 Purchasing

Unit 2.3 - Large Pack Operations - Keg

2.3.1 Fundamental considerations

2.3.2 Pre-filling operations

2.3.3 Theory and practice of keg filling

2.3.4 Post-filling operations

2.3.5 Draught beer dispense

Unit 2.4 - Large Pack Operations - Cask

2.4.1 Fundamental considerations

2.4.2 Pre-filling operations

2.4.3 Theory and practice of cask filling

2.4.4 Post-filling operations

2.4.5 Cask beer dispense

2.5 - Brewing

2.5.1 Sweet wort production

2.5.2 Wort boiling

2.5.3 Wort clarification, cooling and oxygenation

2.5.4 Fermentation and yeast management

2.5.5 Maturation, chilling and cold storage

2.6 - Carbonated Soft Drinks

2.6.1 Introduction to soft drinks

2.6.2 Raw materials and drink preparation

2.6.3 Production operations

2.6.4 Product integrity

2.6.5 Dispense

2.6.6 Product developments and adaptations

Learning Material: Module 3

Unit 3.1 - Resource Management

3.1.1 Environment

3.1.2 Health and Safety

3.1.3 Utilities

3.1.4 Maintenance

Unit 3.2 - Fluid Mechanics

3.2.1 Fluid Mechanics

3.2.2 Process Gasses

Unit 3.3 - Heat Transfer

3.3.1 Principles of heat transfer

3.3.2 Steam

3.3.3 Refrigeration

Unit 3.4 - Process Control

3.4.1 Process and line control

3.4.2 Instrumentation

 

Articles (Recommended Reading for Diploma)

Browne Series - Canning and Filling

Part 1 - Line Philosophy

Part 2 - Materials

Part 3 - People

Part 4 - Measurement

Part 5 - Changeovers

Part 6 - Maintenance

 

Other

Environment and Sustainability

Elementary Algebra (OpenStax CNX)

Physics (OpenStax College)

Biology (OpenStax College)

Chemistry (OpenStax College)

 

Previous Exams

2016 Examiner Report

2015 Examiner Report

2014 Examiner Report

2013 Examiner Report

2012 Examiner Report

2011 Examiner Report