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15 Mar 2017

Launch of bite sized courses for 2017

The Black Country Skills Factory has secured new funding for employer upskilling and are pleased to announce the launch of our 1st phase of new fully funded bite sized training courses for your employees

These courses will be delivered by our 'best practice' local providers and are aimed at upskilling your employees to meet your specific skills needs. These bite sized courses of 2-3 hours, are fully funded by the European Social Fund at no charge to you or your business

Courses available in March and April

including the user interface, style commands, transformation command and using solid modelling
including dealing with 8 wastes, Kaizen and visual management
including filtering and sorting, the power of lookup and pivot tables
covering electrical wiring, diagrams and testing
Understanding BIM and what it does, legionella awareness, electrical installations - regulation and control and more
Upskill your welding process in MIG, TIG and MMA. Also includes positional welding techniques and Aluminium welding
Courses designed to understand the safety, pressure and flow of hydraulic systems. Also build, test and maintenance techniques for basic hydraulic systems .

Benefits to you 

  • Fully funded at no cost to you
  • Minimal time away from your business
  • Focussed bite-sized courses
  • Suitable for any business size
  • You select the training you require

To be eligible you simply have to be based in the Black Country and be in one of our five transformational sectors 

  • Advanced Manufacturing (HVM) including food and drink
  • Transport technologies, including aerospace
  • Construction including building and technologies
  • Environmental technologies
  • Business services
To book onto any of these courses or to find out more, please click here. Alternatively, you can email 

If you can't find a course suitable for you then please get in touch to register your interest as this course schedule will be updated on a regular basis. Click here to register for updates.

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