This one day course is designed for early stage researchers and PhD students in photovoltaics - and those wishing to update their skills and to meet others in the field. Our theme this year is Materials and Techniques for PV - leading experts will lecture on topics of underpinning relevance for materials and device research in PV. Topics will include inorganic and organic materials fundamentals, transparent conductors, optical properties, optical spectroscopy and microstructure. The workshop is part of a two year cycle. The event will take place on Tuesday 9th April and the location is the University of Warwick. It is especially convenient for those attending PVSAT 2019 (10 - 12th April 2019), which takes place at the same venue. The programme for this event will be announced shortly.