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Quadra Solutions - the sole provider for CID training courses in the UK

CID and CID+ aims to improve and enhance your existing skills and ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest technologies, processes and industry requirements. The qualification is not restricted to specific software users and can be applied to a range of specialisms within the PCB and electronic design industry.

The course includes:

  • Two full days of classroom instruction led by an IPC-qualified instructor
  • Third day is a multiple choice exam
  • Full tuition and course materials are provided

It is expected that delegates will be fully familiar with course materials prior to attending the course and have undertaken at least 30 hours of independent study prior to the start of the course. The CID+ course provides a much more comprehensive look at electronic design (including hi-speed design) than the CID course and requires a much greater level of self-study.

Upcoming Training Courses

IPC Certified Interconnected Designer Training (CID)
February     6th -   8th    Book Now

April           10th - 12th  Book Now

June           5th - 7th      Book Now

September  4th - 6th      Book Now

November   13th - 15th  Book Now

Advanced IPC Certified Interconnected Designer Training (CID+)

July 17th  -  19th           Book Now

September  25th - 27th  Book now

About our Training Courses


This training reinforces the knowledge and experience held by individuals operating within the PCB design industry. This intensive training programme provides delegates with a greater understanding of the PCB development processes, the implications for testing and manufacture as well as the industry specifications.

The programme assesses a designer's knowledge of transforming a schematic into a reliable rigid PCB design, which can be easily manufactured, assembled and tested in the most cost efficient, profitable and reliable manner.

IPC CID Course Content

The key areas include:

  • Design Considerations
  • Thermal, Reliability and Testing Issues
  • Physical Board Principles
  • Layout Principles
  • Component Types
  • Component and Assembly Issues
  • Board Surface Treatments
  • Printed Board Characteristics
  • Documentation and Dimensioning

IPC CID+ Course Content

The key areas include:

  • Board Material Properties
  • Assembly Test Implementation
  • Design Standards to Meet Fabrication and Assembly Goals
  • Quality Life-cycle Tracking
  • Panelization Strategy for Manufacturing Processes
  • Electrical Clearance and Dielectric Spacing
  • General Principles of Impedance Control
  • Component Comparison Between Area and Peripheral Arrays
  • Component Mounting Strategies
  • Material List Development
  • Documentation to Facilitate Design to Fabrication Interface

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Latest News

PCB Designer Recognised by Electronics Industry with CID Qualification

May 5, 2016

Following on from last year’s CID (Certified Interconnected Designer) qualification, Adam Barcroft, one of Quadra’s Printed Circuit Board (PCB) designers, has been successfully accepted as an IPC CID+ Trainer. The course provides existing PCB designers with the underlying principles of PCB design and provides greater understanding of assembly processes, placements footprint outlines and inspection

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