Skip to main content

News

Search:
Filter by month:
08/06/2015
Upcoming bite-size courses from the Skills Factory

There is availability on a number of Black Country Skills Factory bite-size courses taking place over the next few months, including Hydraulic and Pneumatic courses.

Due to high demand, the accredited management and leadership courses that were launched in March are being filled fast. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking early. These courses are aimed at helping employer’s up-skill operational leaders (supervisors/managers) in manufacturing supply chain SMEs. 

The Skills Factory would like to understand the up-skilling needs of high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country and are taking expressions of interest for technical bite-size engineering courses taking place from September 2015. Please pre-register your interest in the courses detailed below. We may also be able to assist with bespoke engineering training – please contact us for more information.

Management & Leadership courses

• Communication Skills16 June 2015
• Lean * 
• Problem Solving & Decision Making *
• Training the Workforce23 Sep 2015
• Time Management9 Oct 2015
• Material Planning & Production Control *
• Developing & Coaching Staff4 Nov 2015
• Measurement of Production Efficiency *
• Appraisal & Performance Management16 Dec 2015

*Original course dates are now fully booked – awaiting further dates. Please register your interest in this course online to be added to a reserve list. We will contact you when a date becomes available.

Bookings and enquiries can be made by clicking on course titles (above) and booking directly through the Skills Factory website.

Course costs are £160 per person per course; with discounts available for multiple bookings.

Latest Skills Factory courses

• Basic Pneumatic Systems08/06/15, 13/07/15, 10/08/15, 14/09/15, 12/10/15
• Basic Hydraulic Systems13/07/15, 03/08/15, 07/09/15, 05/10/15
• Intermediate Pneumatics/Hydraulics (Electro Control) - 15/6/15, 13/07/15, 17/8/15, 21/9/15, 18/10/15
• Advanced Pneumatics/Hydraulics (PLC)13/07/15, 24/8/15, 26/10/15 

Bookings and enquiries can be made by clicking on course titles (above) and booking directly through the Skills Factory website.

Course costs are £190 per person per day.

Pre-register for September 2015 courses

Maintenance Multi-skilling & Production Setting:
Basic Pneumatic Systems
Basic Hydraulic Systems 
Intermediate Pneumatics/Hydraulics (Electro Control) 
Advanced Pneumatics/Hydraulics (PLC) 
Factory Electrical Power Supplies 
Switches, Relays and Sensors 
Electric Motors and Drives 
Introductory Mitsubishi PLC 

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
Vertical & Horizontal Milling – Heidenhain Control Programming
CNC Turning – Fanuc Control Programming

Metal treatment, Metallurgy & Toolroom:
Metallurgy for non-Metallurgists 
Principles of Heat Treatment 
Non Destructive testing of metals – (principles) 

Computer Aided Design:
AutoCAD 2D
SolidWorks – Solid Modelling

Early registration/expressions of interest can be made by clicking on course titles (above) and directly through the Skills Factory website.

Course costs are £190 per person per day.


For an informal discussion on any of the above courses, please call Skills Factory Director, Colin Parker, on 07944 268709 or e-mail Colin_Parker@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk 

www.blackcountryskillsfactory.co.uk/courses


Latest News

Go to news page
£100,000 of National Lottery funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands
12/02/2019
Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer.
Invitation to Tender Support for Black Country Energy Steering Group
08/02/2019
Tender for an individual or organization to provide technical and administrative support to the Black Country Energy Steering Group for 2019-20
WMCA confirms Youth Combined Authority plans
08/02/2019
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) says it wants to “see the world through the eyes” of young people - after its board approved funding for a new Youth Combined Authority (YCA).

Sign up to receive updates: