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March and April 2015 training courses

Black Country high value manufacturing (HVM) companies can benefit from subsidised training support through the Black Country Skills Factory and bite-size courses taking place in March and April 2015 (subject to availability).


Important subsidy information


Skills Factory project funding will officially come to an end in March 2015. To qualify for subsidy support, all courses must be booked by 31 March 2015. Although we will still be brokering courses beyond this point; it is unlikely that subsidies will still be available for companies. Please call Colin Parker on 07944 268709 if you have any concerns.

March and April bite-size courses

Maintenance Multi-skilling & Production Setting:
Basic Pneumatic Systems – 09/03, 13/04.
Basic Hydraulic Systems – 07/04/2015.
Intermediate Pneumatics/Hydraulics (Electro Control) – 16/03, 20/04.

Welding & Fabrication:
Tig Welding (Introductory / Improver levels available) – various dates available*
Mig Welding (Introductory / Improver levels available) – various dates available*
Aluminium Tig Welding – various dates available* 

CNC Machining & Setting:
Vertical & Horizontal Milling – Fanuc Control Programming – various supported courses available*
Vertical & Horizontal Milling – Heidenhain Control Programming – various supported courses available*
CNC Turning – Fanuc Control Programming – various supported courses available*

Metal treatment, Metallurgy & Toolroom:
Metallurgy for non-Metallurgists – various dates available*
Principles of Heat Treatment – 16/04/2015.
Non Destructive testing of metals – (principles) – various dates available*

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

*Click on course titles to register your interest in this course online.

We have many other courses that can be arranged at short notice. A selection of the most popular ones are detailed below. Click on course titles to enquire online:

Advanced Pneumatics/Hydraulics (PLC)
Factory Electrical Power Supplies 
Switches, Relays and Sensors 
Electric Motors and Drives 
Introductory Mitsubishi PLC
Introductory Siemens PLC

Course information and booking

Course information: click on course titles for further course details.

Course costs: a 30% subsidy is offered to Black Country HVM companies off the cost of the above courses. 

Course booking: Click on course titles and book directly through the Skills Factory website. Bookings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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