​Looking Forward to 10 More Years of Our Strategic Partnership with IMechE Argyll Ruane

We’re excited and pleased to announce the renewal of our partnership agreement with IMechE Argyll Ruane to deliver industry-leading corrosion and coatings training. Having partnered with IMechE Argyll Ruane for 20 years, we can now look forward to another decade of collaboration between us.

A partnership to deliver corrosion training for evolving student needs

Students on ICorr accredited courses come from around the globe. They lead busy lives, have many personal commitments, and desire professional development opportunities that fit in with hugely diverse routines.

As daily routines and diversity of students has evolved, so, too, have the methods of delivery. We have worked tirelessly with IMechE Argyll Ruane to ensure our corrosion and coatings courses offer the flexibility that students need:

We have recognised industry’s desire to keep face-to-face elements of the course as compact as possible. At the same time, it’s crucial that the quality of course content is maintained while enabling contact time with the trainer to be maximised. To achieve all of this, we continue to evolve our course delivery. As an example of this, candidates will soon be able to complete online elements for courses such as Level 2 Insulation Inspector and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Inspector prior to attending the course.

A partnership to delivering standardised corrosion training syllabi that industry needs

Industry is also calling for standardisation of qualifications and certification around the world. We’ve seen this with our collaboration with ABRACO to deliver an internationally recognised Coating Inspector qualification and equivalence for coating inspectors.

It’s also crucial that our corrosion training reflects the evolving knowledge and best practice in the corrosion prevention industry. Our partnership with IMechE Argyll Ruane brings together our joint experience and expertise – and benefits from the hard work done by the Institute’s Professional Development and Training Committee and the STGB  and CPGB.

The result of all this collaborative work is courses that are continually updated by implementing new protocols and processes to ensure course syllabi and standard of training always meet the changing requirements of industry.

A partnership that promotes global partnerships

During our two-decade association, IMechE Argyll Ruane has been a valued supporter of the ICorr certification scheme around the world. Together we have been able to forge strategic partnerships with key organisations to provide classroom and online training globally – including in Europe, China, East Asia, Middle East, and Australia.

This partnership continuation ensures that we can continue to promote and expand the global influence of the Institute’s certification scheme.

A partnership that never stands still

We are expanding our training and certification scheme, and doing so quite rapidly. This requires significant investment – time, energy, and finances – and this partnership is indicative of the desire and will of both the Institute of Corrosion and IMechE Argyll Ruane to enhance provision.

This is also a partnership that is committed to continual development of content and delivery, ensuring that training and certification remain aligned with industry development and new scientific knowledge as it happens. To this end, our agreement includes that together we will:

  • Use the knowledge and skills across both organisations to continually develop course content
  • Continually enhance the systems and processes of the delivery of professional training
  • Ensure the highest standards of training are provided to clients around the world

A partnership founded for the future

When signing the partnership agreement, ICorr President Stephen Tate remarked:

I can personally speak of the huge contribution IMechE Argyll Ruane have made over 30 or more years to this Industry and to my Corrosion colleagues. I remember very well my early training with them as a Senior Painting Inspector which helped lay the foundations of my career in Corrosion.”

Dale O’Reilly, ICorr Manager at IMechE Argyll Ruane said:

Our partnership with the Institute of Corrosion has grown from strength to strength over the years. We look forward to continuing working collaboratively to progress the scheme within industry, and ensure candidates continue to receive the very best training courses.”

With a long history of collaboration between us, and a jointly-held ambition to deliver professional development and training to the highest possible standards in an industry that is evolving at pace, this really is a partnership built on solid foundations for an even more successful future.

To learn more about ICorr training courses delivered by IMechE Argyll Ruane and their training partners, click here.

For further information about the ICorr scheme, click here.