Online courses

Our face-to-face courses may be postponed for the time being, but IChemE has a wide range of online training courses available to help you continue learning in these unprecedented times. 

We have two types of training available, offering complete flexibility around when and how you learn:

  • live online courses - interactive sessions with the trainer, in many cases balanced with independent virtual study; some of our most popular face-to-face courses have been adapted to be delivered in this way
  • on-demand courseslearn at a time that suits you best with digital recordings of the learning content, usually in manageable one-hour sessions

We have a wide range of process safety, project management and personal development topics to choose from, as listed below.

Live courses

An alternative to our face-to-face training, these comprehensive courses feature interactive sessions with the trainer, alongside independent virtual study and pre-recorded video sessions before/between sessions:

The below online courses offer a more bite-sized approach to training, featuring live one-hour modules, with a trainer Q&A session at the end and digital recordings for your personal use afterwards:  

More live courses will be available soon.

Online courses

Our face-to-face courses may be postponed for the time being, but IChemE has a wide range of online training courses available to help you continue learning in these unprecedented times. 

We have two types of training available, offering complete flexibility around when and how you learn:

  • live online courses - interactive sessions with the trainer, in many cases balanced with independent virtual study; some of our most popular face-to-face courses have been adapted to be delivered in this way
  • on-demand courseslearn at a time that suits you best with digital recordings of the learning content, usually in manageable one-hour sessions

We have a wide range of process safety, project management and personal development topics to choose from, as listed below.

Live courses

An alternative to our face-to-face training, these comprehensive courses feature interactive sessions with the trainer, alongside independent virtual study and pre-recorded video sessions before/between sessions:

The below online courses offer a more bite-sized approach to training, featuring live one-hour modules, with a trainer Q&A session at the end and digital recordings for your personal use afterwards:  

More live courses will be available soon.


An Introduction to HAZOP

This new online course will help you develop a better understanding of all things HAZOP. Split into two, 60-minute sessions, the course will help you understand the HAZOP process, its benefits and limitations, the roles and responsibilities of HAZOP participants and when the HAZOP technique should be applied.

An Introduction to LOPA

This online course will help you develop a better understanding of all things LOPA. Split into three 60-minute sessions, the course will help you to understand the principles of a LOPA study, how to identify significant scenarios and how to define an independent Protection Layer, how to estimate frequencies and how to document and audit a LOPA study.

An Introduction to Process Safety and the Safety Case

Create a foundation of knowledge in Process Safety, the Safety Case, MAH and the required safety behaviours for working in an offshore environment.

Bowtie Analysis and Barrier-Based Risk Management

Understand bowties and apply the skills to barrier-based risk management.

Confined Space Entry

Raise awareness of the issues surrounding confined space entry to adopt safe designs and practices and avoid the occurrence of such incidents.

Consequence Modelling Techniques

This new online course will help you understand a range of consequence modelling techniques, including their advantages and limitations.

Control of Work

This online course will help you understand that a robust Control of Work process could have helped in preventing these accidents.

Creativity for Chemical Engineers

Creativity is at the heart of engineering, and is essential for developing innovative products, processes, and solutions to complex problems. Developing creative skills gives individuals and their organisations competitive advantage.

Dust Explosion Risk Reduction

This series of 4 case studies covers the reduction of risks from dust explosion making use of the DERReK methodology that is presented in the IChemE/BPE Dust Explosion online training modules. Each case study will demonstrate how the methodology works and how it can be applied to different potential dust explosion problems in different industries.

Dust Explosions

This award-winning online course, delivered in partnership with BPE, comprises of four modules, each between 60-90 minutes in length, examines the causes and prevention of explosive atmospheres and the requirements of the European ATEX directives and the associated IEC and ISO standards.

Effective Communication for Engineers

This modular online course conveys the fundamental principles of effective communication, and builds on these principles to help engineers optimise their communication in various situations such as email, documents, meetings, and presentations.

Effective Technical Writing

Technical writing is one of the most important activities undertaken by an engineer, with the content often being safety-critical or business critical. It is therefore worthwhile considering how to improve the quality of documents and the efficiency of the writing.