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The Electronics Group is a fully authorised IPC Training Centre based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Our Training Centre is the largest in the UK offering technical facilities for both the theory and practical courses. Our Master IPC Trainers are qualified to the very highest IPC levels, and our equipment is unsurpassed.

In addition to providing courses at our training centre we can also provide training at your facility if this is required.

IPC Training and Standards Explained

IPC is a global organisation developing international quality standards and training courses for the electronics industry.

There are five main industry-developed and approved IPC certificated courses.
Two of them are process ‘how to do’ courses (J-STD-001 and 7711/7721), and three of them are acceptance ‘how to check’ courses (A-600, A-610 & WHMA-A-620); they are each appropriate to different stages of the manufacturing process:

CIT or CIS?

The two levels of Certification offered by The Electronics Group are:

  • CIT – Certified IPC Trainer
    • As a Trainer, you will be taught by an MIT – Master IPC Trainer how to train others in the relevant discipline(s).
  • CIS – Certified IPC Specialist
    • You will be Certified as an Application Specialist meaning you can apply the knowledge covered on your course to your work.

What are the business benefits of IPC Accreditation?

IPC standards, skills and knowledge provide a number of clear benefits for the business:

  • Where standards are vital to win contracts
  • Reduce costs through improved quality
  • Increase productivity from improved skills
  • Improved technical knowledge to solve problems
  • Better teamwork through common understandings
  • Improve efficiency through simplified procedures
  • Minimise costs by getting it right first time
  • Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Enhance your reputation in the marketplace
  • Reduced outsourcing errors on received PCBs

There are also clear individual benefits:

  • A professional certification
  • Increased credibility
  • Increased job confidence

The Electronics Group is uniquely equipped to support the UK’s electronics industry.

The range of industrial sectors where IPC training is relevant is huge. Any organisation that makes printed circuit boards, electronic assemblies or wire harnesses, or which buys such items in and needs to quality check them, will benefit from an IPC course. Typical industries include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defence
  • Oil and Gas
  • Rail
  • Audio/visual
  • Medical
  • Computer
  • Telecoms
  • Industrial control
  • and many more…
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IPC A-610 – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

Accurate assembly and manufacture of electronic equipment results in an increase in quality and reliability and a decrease in reworking, saving time and money and, even more importantly, ensuring that customers don’t receive faulty equipment or products that fail shortly after purchase.

In some circumstances the only way to gain a manufacturing contract might be to meet the IPC A-610 standards and hold IPC A-610 certification. This course is therefore aimed at anyone in your team who needs to understand soldering standards and acceptance criteria for assembled electronic products. Those who pass the course will be able to discriminate between good, bad and acceptable solder joints for components soldered to PCBs.

Who should undertake IPC A-610 Training?

This standard is aimed at anyone needing to understand whether a soldered joint is acceptable, such as:

  • assembly operators
  • goods in inspectors
  • quality assurance inspectors
  • quality supervisors
  • assembly manufacturing supervisors
  • production managers
  • managers and directors who want to understand the impact of assembly quality on their products and processes
  • anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of electronic assemblies
IPC A-610 for trainers or staff

There are two levels of IPC A-610 training.

To have your team able to apply the standard you need the Application Specialist (CIS) level.
To take responsibility for your own training at least one of your team must gain the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) level to train and certify other staff. Any company with a large number of staff who will benefit from IPC A-610 knowledge and certification may find it more beneficial to have a certified trainer to train and maintain its own employees.

The Electronics Group have Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC courses.

The Electronics Group has Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC programmes.

IPC A-610 course overview

The goal of IPC A-610 training is to improve an individual’s skills and ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable electronic assemblies. Candidates don’t just learn when a particular assembly should be accepted or rejected, they learn the reasons why.

IPC A-610 covers three classes of quality assurance:

  • Class 1

General electronic products – such as cameras, audio/video and domestic appliances. The lifetime of these products is limited, and a failure is not critical.

  • Class 2

Dedicated service electronic products – such as printers, copiers, computers and general production equipment. The lifetime of the products is longer than class 1, the amount of usage is higher, and an uninterrupted service is desirable.

  • Class 3

High reliability/critical products – such as military, aerospace and medical. Not only is the product lifetime extended but the products must function without interruption and downtime is not an acceptable option.

IPC A-610 course duration and booking
  • Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is 4 days.

All modules are mandatory.

A copy of the IPC Standard and IPC’s training materials are included for each student.

  • Certified IPC application Specialist (CIS) course is 3 days.

All modules are covered within three days.

A copy of the IPC Standard is included for each student for the duration of the course.

Electronics Yorkshire Members are automatically upgraded to become full members of The Electronics Group and as a result, undertaking training at our Leeds centre receives a 10% discount on training costs.

IPC training programmes are intensive courses including examinations. Students should have the necessary standard of knowledge and experience to support their attendance on a course and to undertake the examination. If students have any concerns about qualification to attend any course they should contact The Electronics Group’s training staff in advance for advice.

IPC WHMA-A-620 – Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

Improve the quality of your cable and wire harnesses, reducing errors and costs, with IPC WHMA-A-620.

Most electrical/electronic assemblies and products get connected, one way or another, to something else via a cable or wire harness of some sort, or include internal connections and cabling. Faulty cables can be amongst the hardest items to diagnose, especially as many cable harnesses are used in adverse environments such as automotive or aerospace.

You don’t want your products to fail due to a fault in a wire harness, and your customers certainly don’t want to be let down.

Companies have seen significant improvements in quality through implementing the IPC cable harness programme, as staff are much better able to identify and solve problems when they work to well-defined criteria of what is acceptable and unacceptable.

Applying the IPC WHMA-A-620 Standard to your business will help reduce problems and therefore save you time and money. IPC WHMA-A-620 also demonstrates a commitment to customer requirements and can help achieve ISO certification or other quality assurance initiatives.

Who should attend IPC WHMA-A-620 training?

This standard is aimed at anyone responsible for manufacturing cable and wire harnesses, for making products and assemblies that include wires, cables and connectors, or for anyone inspecting or assessing cables in goods in, such as:

  • assembly operators
  • quality controllers
  • inspection personnel
  • anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of cable and wire assemblies
  • IPC WHMA-A-620 for trainers or staff
IPC WHMA-A-620 for trainers or staff

There are two levels of IPC WHMA-A-620 training.

To have your team able to apply the standard you need the Application Specialist (or CIS) level.
To take responsibility for your own training at least one of your team must gain the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) level to train and certify the rest of their colleagues. Any company which has a large number of staff who will benefit from IPC WHMA-A-620 knowledge and certification may find it more beneficial to train and maintain their own employees.

The Electronics Group has Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC programmes.

IPC WHMA-A-620 course overview

IPC WHMA-A-620 is the first industry standard for cable and wire harness fabrication and installation. The course enables staff to understand procedures for fault finding, rectification, methods of soldering and quality of finished product on cable and wire harness assemblies.

The IPC WHMA-A-620 standard describes the acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.

IPC WHMA-A-620 covers three classes of quality assurance:

  • Class 1

General electronic products – such as cameras, audio/video and domestic appliances. The lifetime of these products is limited, and a failure is not critical.

  • Class 2

Dedicated service electronic products – such as printers, copiers, computers and general production equipment. The lifetime of the products is longer than class 1, the amount of usage is higher, and an uninterrupted service is desirable.

  • Class 3

High reliability/critical products – such as military, aerospace and medical. Not only is the product lifetime extended but the products must function without interruption and downtime is not an acceptable option.

IPC WHMA-A-620 course duration and booking
  • Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is 4 days.

All modules are mandatory.

A copy of the IPC Standard and IPC’s training materials are included for each student.

 

  • Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) course is 3 days.

All modules are covered within three days.

A copy of the IPC Standard is included for each student for the duration of the course.

 

Electronics Yorkshire Members are automatically upgraded to become full members of The Electronics Group and as a result, undertaking training at our Leeds centre receives a 10% discount on training costs.

 

IPC training programmes are intensive courses including examinations. Students should have the necessary standard of knowledge and experience to support their attendance on a course and to undertake the examination. If students have any concerns about qualification to attend any course they should contact The Electronics Group’s training staff in advance for advice.

IPC J-STD-001 – Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

Manufacturing an electronic assembly right first time saves your company money and keeps your customers happy. The IPC J-STD-001 describes the materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high-quality, soldered, leaded and lead-free interconnections, and emphasises the process control needed to achieve these.

Because the J-STD-001 is a worldwide standard, working to that standard and having staff trained to the standard might be the only way to gain a manufacturing contract or to get your products certified for markets such as aerospace or medical applications.

Who should undertake IPC J-STD-001 Training?

This standard is aimed at anyone needing to understand whether a soldered joint is acceptable, such as:

  • process engineers
  • assembly operators
  • quality and inspection staff
  • anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of soldered assemblies

Some knowledge of the basic concepts and materials associated with hand soldering is required.

IPC J-STD-001 for trainers or staff

There are two levels of IPC J-STD-001 training.

To have your team able to apply the standard you need the Application Specialist (CIS) level.
To take responsibility for your own training at least one of your team must gain the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) level to train and certify other staff. Any company with a large number of staff who will benefit from IPC J-STD-001 knowledge and certification may find it more beneficial to have a certified trainer to train and maintain its own employees.

The Electronics Group has Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC programmes.

IPC J-STD-001 course overview

The course describes the materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered joints; it emphasises the importance of process control. The basic techniques of soldering are explained along with details on relevant factors such as flux, solder composition, soldering to terminals, through-hole, surface-mount devices and relevant inspection. Acceptance criteria are also fully covered. Importantly, this is not a beginner’s soldering course and candidates must have hand soldering experience. The course includes practical elements including work on plated through hole components and surface mount devices to validate inspection to the IPC J-STD-001.

J-STD-001 covers three classes of quality assurance:

  • Class 1

General electronic products – such as cameras, audio/video and domestic appliances. The lifetime of these products is limited, and a failure is not critical.

  • Class 2

Dedicated service electronic products – such as printers, copiers, computers and general production equipment. The lifetime of the products is longer than class 1, the amount of usage is higher, and an uninterrupted service is desirable.

  • Class 3

High reliability/critical products – such as military, aerospace and medical. Not only is the product lifetime extended but the products must function without interruption and downtime is not an acceptable option.

IPC J-STD-001 course duration and booking
  • Certified Trainer Application Specialist Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is 5 days.

All modules are mandatory.

A copy of the IPC Standard and IPC’s training materials are included for each student.

 

  • Certified Application Specialist (CIS) course is 4 days

All modules are covered within four days.

A copy of the IPC Standard is included for each student for the duration of the course.

 

Electronics Yorkshire Members are automatically upgraded to become full members of The Electronics Group and as a result, undertaking training at our Leeds centre receives a 10% discount on training costs.

 

IPC training programmes are intensive courses including examinations. Students should have the necessary standard of knowledge and experience to support their attendance on a course and to undertake the examination. If students have any concerns about qualification to attend any course they should contact The Electronics Group’s training staff in advance for advice.

IPC 7711/7721 – Rework, Repair and Modification of Electronic Assemblies

Don’t waste money by scrapping faulty assemblies; with IPC 7711/7721 you can repair and rework them.

When a PCB loaded with expensive components does not work you may feel you need to scrap it or send it out for repair, but IPC 7711/7721 offers you a money-saving alternative, fix it yourself.

Manufacturers and assemblers who want to realise dramatic cost savings by reworking, repairing and modifying electronic assemblies and printed circuit boards can benefit from IPC 7711/7721 qualified staff.

Who should attend IPC 7711/7721 training?

This course is aimed at anyone responsible for the rework, modification or repair of assembled PCBs, such as:

  • repair engineers
  • rework operators
  • production staff
  • anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of products leaving the company

IPC 7711/7721 is aimed at staff working in manufacturing and assembly companies. Experience in most rework/repair procedures along with soldering and component rework skills are required.

IPC 7711/7721 for trainers or staff

There are two levels of IPC 7711/7721 training.

To have your team able to work to the guidelines you need the Application Specialist (CIS) level.
To take responsibility for your own training at least one of your team must gain the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) level to train and certify other staff. Any company with a large number of staff who will benefit from IPC 7711/7721 knowledge and certification may find it more beneficial to have a certified trainer to train and maintain its own employees.

The Electronics Group has Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC programmes.

IPC 7711/7721 course overview

IPC 7711/7721 is the electronic industry’s standard for the guidelines on removing and replacing electronic components and repairing circuitry, whether for surface mount rework and repair or for conventional boards. It is designed to provide hands-on instruction and training on specific modules in the IPC rework, repair and modification guide.

 

IPC 7711/7721 Rework of Electronic Assemblies is the industry’s standard for removing and replacing electronic components, and IPC 7721 Repair and Modification of printed boards and assemblies is the industry’s standard for repairing circuitry. The full course teaches the IPC recommended techniques, tools, equipment and materials required to perform removal, replacement, and repair operations on plated through hole and surface mount assemblies as well as land, conductor and laminate repair, and covers procedural requirements, tools, materials and methods for removing and replacing conformal coatings. The programme includes procedures for repairing and modifying boards and assemblies with support for lead free, BGAs and repairs.

IPC 7711/7721 covers three classes of quality assurance:

  • Class 1

General electronic products – such as cameras, audio/video and domestic appliances. The lifetime of these products is limited, and a failure is not critical.

  • Class 2

Dedicated service electronic products – such as printers, copiers, computers and general production equipment. The lifetime of the products is longer than class 1, the amount of usage is higher, and an uninterrupted service is desirable.

  • Class 3

High reliability/critical products – such as military, aerospace and medical. Not only is the product lifetime extended but the products must function without interruption and downtime is not an acceptable option.

IPC 7711/7721 course duration and booking
  • Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is 5 days.

All modules are mandatory.

A copy of the IPC Standard and IPC’s training materials are included for each student.

 

  • Certified IPC application Specialist (CIS) course is 4 days.

All modules are covered within four days.

A copy of the IPC Standard is included for each student for the duration of the course.

 

Electronics Yorkshire Members are automatically upgraded to become full members of The Electronics Group and as a result, undertaking training at our Leeds centre receives a 10% discount on training costs.

 

IPC training programmes are intensive courses including examinations. Students should have the necessary standard of knowledge and experience to support their attendance on a course and to undertake the examination. If students have any concerns about qualification to attend any course they should contact The Electronics Group’s training staff in advance for advice.

IPC A-600 – Acceptability of Printed Boards

IPC A-600 sets the standard for PCB workmanship, with comprehensive acceptance criteria for target, acceptable and non-conforming conditions on bare printed boards.

Almost everything electronic gets soldered onto a printed circuit board. If there is a problem with the board then dozens, or even hundreds, of expensive electronic components are wasted, together with the associated manufacturing time.

If you manufacture circuit boards and want to ensure your customers receive the highest quality, fault-free boards, then this standard is essential for your company.

Certification in this industry-developed and approved IPC PCB training programme helps to build your employees’ understanding of critical quality assurance/visual acceptance criteria for unpopulated printed circuit boards. It also shows your customers that your company is committed to the continuous improvement of its operations and product quality.

Who should attend IPC A-600 training

This standard is aimed at anyone needing to assess PCB quality, such as:

  • quality controllers
  • inspection supervisors and managers
  • goods inwards supervisors and managers
  • anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of printed circuit boards
IPC A-600 short course for Goods-inwards

This day and a half course covers just Modules 1 and 2.

  • Module 1 – Introduction, Policies and Procedures
  • Module 2 – Externally Observable Characteristics
  • Printed board edges
  • Base material surface and subsurface
  • Solder coatings and holes
  • Printed contacts and markings
  • Solder mask, pattern definition and flatness
  • ‘Externally observable’ conditions are those features or imperfections which can be seen and evaluated on or from the exterior surface of the board. In some cases, such as voids and blisters, the actual condition is an internal phenomenon and is detectable from the exterior.
IPC A-600 for trainers or staff

There are two levels of IPC A-600 training.

To have your team able to apply the standard you need the Application Specialist (CIS) level.
To take responsibility for your own training at least one of your team must gain the Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) level to train and certify other staff. Any company which has a large number of staff who will benefit from IPC A-600 knowledge and certification may find it more beneficial to have a CIT to train and maintain its own employees.

The Electronics Group has Master IPC Trainers delivering CIS and CIT certification across all five practical and classroom-based IPC programmes.

IPC A-600 course overview

IPC A-600 is designed to ensure that boards conform to laminate integrity, layer to layer spacing, annular ring requirements, etching characteristics, pattern definition and plating. The IPC PCB quality requirements apply to all boards of any construction, including rigid, semi-rigid and flexible printed boards, organic multichip module mounting, interconnecting structures and HDI layers.

  • Your team will have the knowledge and ability to spot:
  • Surface imperfections
  • Subsurface imperfections
  • Imperfections in conductive circuitry
  • Hole characteristics
  • Solder resist imperfections

IPC A-600 covers three classes of quality assurance:

  • Class 1

General electronic products – such as cameras, audio/video and domestic appliances. The lifetime of these products is limited, and a failure is not critical.

  • Class 2

Dedicated service electronic products – such as printers, copiers, computers and general production equipment. The lifetime of the products is longer than class 1, the amount of usage is higher, and an uninterrupted service is desirable.

  • Class 3

High reliability/critical products – such as military, aerospace and medical. Not only is the product lifetime extended but the products must function without interruption and downtime is not an acceptable option.

 

IPC A-600 course duration and booking
  • Certified IPC Trainer (CIT) course is 3 days.

All modules are mandatory.

A copy of the IPC Standard IPC’s training materials are included for each student.

 

  • Certified IPC application Specialist (CIS) course is 3 days.

All modules are covered within three days.

A copy of the IPC Standard is included for each student for the duration of the course.

 

Goods Inwards Certified IPC Application Specialist (CIS) course is up to 2 days.

 

Electronics Yorkshire Members are automatically upgraded to become full members of The Electronics Group and as a result, undertaking training at our Leeds centre receives a 10% discount on training costs.

 

IPC training programmes are intensive courses including examinations. Students should have the necessary standard of knowledge and experience to support their attendance on a course and to undertake the examination. If students have any concerns about qualification to attend any course they should contact The Electronics Group’s training staff in advance for advice.

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