BIC Training Courses - An Overview

Page last updated 7th November 2017

BIC Training Logo

Established in 1991, BIC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation without commercial objective or emphasis. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with key stakeholders in the UK book industry to produce quality training courses that are created and delivered by expert, highly-respected trainers on a wide range of supply chain topics. Being a not-for-profit organisation, BIC is able to offer all of its training at highly competitive rates. 

Bespoke and In-House Training
BIC is committed to providing accessible training for the book industry. We are able to provide both bespoke courses and in-house training to suit your requirements. If there is a topic that you would like us to provide training on, that we do not provide at present, get in touch. All the training courses featured on this webpage are suitable for in-house training so please do contact us to request further information or to make a booking: info@bic.org.uk 

BIC Training Course Loyalty Scheme
Does your organisation regularly send delegates to attend BIC training courses? If so, read about the BIC Training Course Loyalty Scheme (which offers any organisation a 10% discount on the next course it books), here

BIC Training Course Mailing List
If you would like to remain informed about all forthcoming BIC training courses, please sign up to our specific Training Courses Mailing List, here.

 

BIC's Extensive Training Programme
BIC has an extensive training programme which consists of two course types:

  • Metadata & Technical 
  • Production

All of BIC's Production courses are designed in conjunction with a panel of Production Directors from leading publishing houses to ensure that they focus on what you need to know. Each course contains a formal assessment recognised by many of the UK’s publishing houses. 

 

Our Metadata & Technical courses for 2017-18 include:
For further information about each of our courses, including Course Outline PDFs and any subsequent course dates for 2017-18, click on the 'Course Outline' links, below. The 'Registration' links will take you to the next available course date although subsequent dates may be available. 

Metadata Power  Course Outline Registration
ONIX: Essentials  Course Outline Registration
ONIX: Advanced Topics  Course Outline Registration
Implementing Thema Course Outline Registration
A Technical Implementation to ONIX & XML Course Outline Registration

 

Other BIC Metadata & Technical training courses - Register of Interest only:
In addition to the courses listed above, BIC has an array of courses which are currently taking registers of interest only. Please note that BIC will not schedule a date for the following courses until a full list of delegates has been identified; BIC will endeavour to run each course within 6-8 weeks of the list being identified. By clicking on the Register Your Interest links, below, you will be directed to the BIC Register of Interest sign-up form for your chosen course. To find out further information about each course, please contact BIC directly: info@bic.org.uk

Introduction to BIC EDI Message Formats & Code Lists Register Your Interest
Introduction to XML Transactions & Web Services Register Your Interest
Understanding BIC Subject Classification Register Your Interest

 

Our Production courses for 2017-18 include:
For further information about each of our courses, including Course Outline PDFs and any subsequent course dates for 2017-18, click on the 'Course Outline' links, below. The 'Registration' links will take you to the next available course date although subsequent dates may be available. 

Colour Book Production Explained Course Outline Registration
Digital Printing for Books Course Outline Registration
eBook Creation: Investigated & Explained Course Outline Registration
eBook Creation: Advanced & Practical Course Outline Registration
An Introduction to Production Course Outline Registration
Mono Book Production Explained Course Outline Registration
Pre-Press for Publishing Course Outline Registration
Shipping Explained Course Outline Coming soon

 

Other BIC Production training courses - Register of Interest only:
In addition to the courses listed above, BIC has an array of production courses which are currently taking registers of interest only. Please note that BIC will not schedule a date for the following courses until a full list of delegates has been identified; BIC will endeavour to run each course within 6-8 weeks of the list being identified. By clicking on the Register Your Interest links, below, you will be directed to the BIC Register of Interest sign-up form for your chosen course. To find out further information about each course, please click on the Course Outline links or contact BIC directly: info@bic.org.uk

Illustrated Book Production & Paper Course Outline Register Your Interest
Production for Non-Production People  Course Outline Register Your Interest
Understanding Paper
Course Outline Register Your Interest

 

Click here to see all of the BIC courses which are currently scheduled and live on Eventbrite.

 

BIC Training Course Brochure 2018.
To request a hard copy of this brochure, please contact: info@bic.org.uk