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ICorr Fundamentals of Corrosion or Engineers Course

October 14 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm

This industry leading course provides direct access to professional membership of ICorr, for those with relevant experience. Corrosion management, failures and remediation commonly occur throughout all branches of engineering where metals are part of the structure or process. FOCE is a corrosion course that covers the basic principles of corrosion that are needed by engineers to understand why and how failures occur, actions that can be taken to manage the ongoing corrosion and/or remediate the structure, and options to prevent further corrosion, where possible. The course is presented as a series of modules, starting with essential background information about the corrosion process and then applying the basic principles to common engineering metals, including stainless steel, aluminium, and copper alloys.

Both the general and the different types of localised corrosion such as crevices, pitting, bi-metallic corrosion, etc., is considered. Common atmospheric and immersed conditions, re-bar in concrete, high-temperature atmospheres, water treatment, buried pipes, etc are considered to understand corrosion.

Corrosion management strategies, including material selection, cathodic protection, surface preparation, coatings, chemical treatments, inhibitors, etc., are included in the course.

The role of the corrosion engineer is described and includes investigation of failed components, inspection, and testing of samples, with practical examples and case histories included in the course notes.

As a classroom-based course, FOCE is provided in English by an experienced, practicing corrosion consultant. A copy of the training material is provided to each attendee. Questions and active participation are encouraged throughout the course, as many participants enjoy learning about the additional real-life examples that are provided by fellow attendees. Fun quizzes are held each morning so both the candidates and the tutor can assess their progress during the week on an ongoing basis. One-on-one sessions can be arranged where a student has a specific module requirement.

The learning modules are given over four intensive days, and candidates for the examination on the final day are encouraged to revise the material each evening to ensure that they understand the course content.

At the end of the course, all attendees are given a Certificate of Attendance, which shows that they have been present for all the modules.

After passing the examination, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement, which demonstrates that they have received sufficient corrosion training to apply directly for a Professional grade of Membership of ICorr, such as TICorr or MICorr, depending on the other requirements of the membership grade.

Previous attendees of the course have ranged from complete beginners in corrosion (zero previous knowledge) to practicing Corrosion Consultants and some of the comments received from participants are given below.

Please note that FOCE specifically geared for professional membership is not a Cathodic Protection or Protective Coatings Inspector type course and does not provide these qualifications. Those courses are available separately through ICorr’s specialist training providers and further details are available on the ICorr website.

ICorr also offers many other specialist courses in Microbial Corrosion, Oil and Gas related corrosion topics, intumescent coatings, etc. Details of all ICorr courses are available on the Institute website.

FOCE course cost is currently £1650 + VAT and includes a copy of the course notes, lunch each day plus tea and coffee.

The course fee must be paid in full before the delegate can attend the course. Potential delegates can fill in the application form on the website and contact ICorr for making payments.

Additional dates in 2024 will be posted in Corrosion Management magazine and on the ICorr website: Recent feedback from delegates

1. Great course, which I will certainly recommend to others.

2. The (redacted) project and myself have definitely gained as a result. With the knowledge gained I have been identifying issues on site and poor practices that are now being addressed. As a result Line Managers have sent me to undertake checks of the Civil Engineering works in areas I do not normally inspect.

3. I really enjoyed the course – you have a great teaching style, very clear and logical, it made the material easy to follow.


October 14 @ 9:00 am
October 18 @ 5:00 pm


Institute of Corrosion
Corrosion House, 5 St Peters Gardens, Marefair
Northampton, NN1 1SX United Kingdom
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