Packaging basics for entrepreneurs and small businesses

Make the right packaging choices for your business by asking the right questions.

Hello and welcome,

Are you looking for a packaging course for yourself or your colleagues which gives you an introduction to this topic?

Packaging is big news and the information out there can be confusing.

You might not even know where to start.

This online resource provides an overview of packaging technologies and is Ideal for anyone needing to develop packaging for their products.

If you're an entrepreneur or a small business this will help you to make the right decisions.

You can use at any time and complete at your own pace.

And even better you have access to this course for the lifetime of the course.

Why would this course be of interest to you?

You have an amazing product you want to launch, but you need to package it and you really don't know how.

This course will give you the knowledge to ask the right questions and make the right packaging choice for your business.

Packaging is a big topic in the news, so it's even more essential that you really understand it, so you can explain to your customers, consumers and employees why it's important and it's benefits. But also ensuring that it is developed with disposal and end of use in mind.

This course gives you a basic introduction to help you to understand more.

What will be included in the course:

  • An introduction to the background, history of packaging and the industry
  • Why we have packaging and what does it do, including an understandable overview of legal requirements
  • An overview of each packaging material, pack formats, decoration and printing techniques and manufacturing & filling processes
  • Packaging and the environment - including packaging design, Circular Economy, New Plastics Economy, Ocean plastics etc.
  • How to ensure your packaging is devised with your customer and consumer needs in mind.
  • How to develop packaging and how to develop a packaging strategy.

What will you gain from doing this course?

On completion of this course you'll have a greater understanding of packaging which will allow you to be able to give clearer briefs to your suppliers, have meaningful conversations about future packaging choices for your organisation and help shape future strategy, allow you to audit and review packaging and suppliers and have the knowledge to understand the processes.

Really utilise the features of your packaging to sell your products.

Advise and inform your consumers on packaging and its disposal.

Make a real difference with your packaging choices to move your business towards a more Circular, sustainable future for your packaging and product.

Have somewhere to go, where you can go to refresh your packaging knowledge, so you can have the confidence to be an authority in packaging in the organisation you operate within.

The course is launched and will be drip fed to you over the coming weeks.

Course Curriculum

"This module is a very comprehensive one with many interesting videos and documents. It helps to understand how to choose the right packaging materials and the importance of the packaging in our environment. Goes into the the details and focus on recycling, disposal methods, green materials (biodegredable), also talk about the Circular Economy, which all can help you to create sustainability. Highly recommended to everyone!"

- Viktor Papp, student on Introduction to Packaging Course

Your Instructor

Haulwen Nicholas
Haulwen Nicholas

I'm Haulwen Nicholas and i've been working in the Packaging Industry for over 18 years, in a variety of roles within the supply chain.

I've worked across all areas of the supply chain including;

Nice-Pak International in Flint which manufactures wet wipes =

Dairy Crest where i was part of the team that implemented the Cathedral City zip pack into the UK -

Wipak which is a flexible film manufacture where I was Technical Manager for 5 years -

WRAP - The waste resource action programme a NGO which leads initiatives to reduce waste - including the Courtauld Commitment and the Plastic Pact - here I worked with the retailers, brands, trade associations and packaging manufacturers -

Muller - where I was responsible for development of packaging and print across all of the sites across the whole of the UK -

I have a degree in Environmental Biology and have been instrumental in optimising packaging in all areas to reduce the packaging and resources needed and to reduce food waste.

I'm passionate about educating the next generation of packaging personnel to make the right packaging choices for the future Which is why over the last 3 years, I have led an industry consortium on education for the packaging industry.

In 2017 I won the Packaging News Outstanding contribution to the industry award for my voluntary work on packaging education.

Having left my role at Muller in 2017 I have set up my own business offering bespoke training and education for businesses & individuals.

For more information on my please go to

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts immediately​ and has 18 modules which you can review at your own pace. You decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a refund on the areas of the course you haven't used.
Do I get a formal qualification?
No, there is no formal qualification though there will be a certificate of completion which you can still mention on your resume.

Thanks for taking the time to show an interest in course, I'd really love to have you on board.

The cost of this course is £195 + VAT

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