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August 2014 training courses and miscellaneous course availability

The Black Country Skills Factory are offering high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country the opportunity to benefit from subsidised training of up to 30% off bite-size courses taking place in August 2014 (subject to availability).

Course availability

There are various Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens programming courses available for bookings, as well as various dates for Tig and Mig welding courses. Please enquire via our website at if you have an up-skilling requirement in these areas.

Places are also still available on the new course date for Understanding Drawing Tolerances on 31 July – please book now to avoid disappointment.

Bite-size courses

Maintenance Multi-skilling & Production Setting:

28/07/2014 Basic Hydraulic Systems
07/08/2014 Basic Hydraulic Systems
27/08/2014 Basic Hydraulic Systems
Coming soon – Introductory Mitsubishi PLC course

Welding & Fabrication:
Tig and Mig welding courses – various dates available

CNC Machining & Setting:
26/08/2014 Milling 4 Axis Programming (Heidenhain)
Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens programming – various courses available

Metal treatment, Metallurgy & Toolroom:
31/07/2014 Understanding Drawing Tolerances (new date)

Polymer / plastics:
04/08/2014 Injection Moulding - Technology Part 2
08/08/2014 Injection Moulding - Safe Mould Change Procedure
11/08/2014 Injection Moulding - Advanced Processing Techniques
18/08/2014 Injection Moulding - Technology Part 3

Computer Aided Design:
AutoCAD 2D: Flexible learning (30hrs). Drop in Thursdays 10am-5pm
SolidWorks – Solid Modelling: Flexible learning (40hrs). Drop in Thursdays 10am-5pm

General Engineering:
04/08/2014 Introduction to MIG Welding – Weekdays
04/08/2014 Introduction to TIG Welding
11/08/2014 Measuring Skills
12/08/2014 Introduction to MIG Welding - (Evenings)
12/08/2014 Introduction to TIG Welding (Evenings)
13/08/2014 Reading Engineering Drawings
16/08/2014 Introduction to MIG Welding (Saturday)
18/08/2014 First Line Maintenance for Production Operatives (Day)
18/08/2014 Introduction to CNC Turning with Fanuc Controller 18 – T (Day)
26/08/2014 Introduction to CNC Hurco
30/08/2014 Introduction to CNC Hurco (Saturdays)

Course information and booking

Course costs: a subsidy of up to 30% is offered off the above courses. 

For more information or to book a place, please complete the online enquiry form under the respective course. Visit the Skills Factory website at and search by skills area under the ‘Current Bite-size Courses’ menu. 

Alternatively please contact Colin Parker on 07944 268709 for an informal discussion.

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