Technical skills training

Our Technology Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham is a new state-of-the-art facility, designed to be the perfect environment to learn how to safely use the machinery and equipment commonly found in manufacturing and engineering environments.

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All our courses can be delivered at your site, using your own equipment and working methods, at a time to suit; including evenings, night shifts and weekends.

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Our courses

DFMA – Design for Manufacture/Assembly

Duration
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

Anybody involved in the design of products for Assembly or Manufacture, DFMA improves reliability of products and increases production speed. The results generate a reduction in excess inventory and savings in time and materials.

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Dates & Locations

28 November 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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If we don’t have a suitable date, register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as new dates and locations are added.

Electrical to mechanical maintenance

Duration
4 and a half days
Members
£850 +VAT
Non Members
£1000 +VAT

This four and a half day course has plenty of practical sessions aimed at introducing the delegate to basic engineering and fitting techniques while at the same time learning the theory behind them.

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Dates & Locations

21-25 May 2018
EEF Technology Hub
Birmingham
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11-15 June 2018 EEF Technology Hub
Birmingham
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19-23 November 2018 EEF Technology Hub
Birmingham
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First line maintenance

Duration
3 days
Members
£778 +VAT
Non Members
£865 +VAT

This three-day introductory course is designed for production or manufacturing operators who are required to undertake routine preventative and basic maintenance activities on modern plant and equipment. This course adopts a common sense approach to enable those with limited technical knowledge to plan, complete and record first line maintenance activities. Delegates will acquire the skills and confidence needed to check, monitor and record the condition of process or production equipment.

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Dates & Locations

11-13 December 2017 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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12-14 February 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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17-19 April 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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07-09 August 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Gas safety

Duration
1 day
Members
£275 +VAT
Non Members
£320 +VAT

The use of inflammable and toxic gases combined with oxygen have long been an integral and commonplace part of welding and cutting techniques in industry. It is so widely used that sometimes people forget about the dangers which results in many people seriously injured or killed each year by the incorrect or careless use of oxy/fuel gas equipment.

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Dates & Locations

25 June 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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23 August 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Introduction to automated factory control systems

Duration
3 days
Members
£750 +VAT
Non Members
£885 +VAT

Automated factory systems are wide spread throughout industry and cover a huge variety of operations in all sorts of production line applications. Control of these production lines and associated systems that provide inputs to the finished product are complex and require both operators and maintenance personnel to have a good understanding of how they work.

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Dates & Locations

19 - 21 February 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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23 - 25 April 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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23 - 25 July 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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20 - 22 August 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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17 - 19 September 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Introduction to Robotics

Duration
5 days
Members
£778 +VAT
Non Members
£865 +VAT

A practical course which will teach delegates how to set up and program industrial robots on a range of operating systems.

Delegates will also learn how to maintain and look after industrial robots cells to help minimise wear and reduce downtime.

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Dates & Locations

30 October - 03 November 2017 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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26-30 February 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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04-08 June 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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09-13 July 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Mechanical maintenance

Duration
4 days
Members
£850 +VAT
Non Members
£1000 +VAT

This four-day course splits between theory lessons and interlinked practical sessions introducing delegates to basic engineering and fitting techniques while at the same time learning the theory behind them.

The course also introduces delegates to basic fault finding techniques, health and safety and control of substances hazardous to health regulations as well and an introduction to how maintenance organisations are organised and operated.

The final day culminates with a practical assessment that brings many of the elements learned throughout the course together allowing both staff and students to see how much progress is made.

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Dates & Locations

23-26 October 2017 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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22-25 January 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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03-06 April 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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25-28 June 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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22-25 October 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Motor control and invertor drives

Duration
4 days
Members
£750 +VAT
Non Members
£885 +VAT

Electrical motors are widely used in industry for a wide variety of operations, particularly in automation applications. For efficiency and power reasons most motor are powered using invertors and this can give rise to issues in control.

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Dates & Locations

04-07 December 2017 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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05-08 February 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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26-29 February 2018
EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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29 May-01 June 2018
EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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25-28 June 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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30 July-03 Aug 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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28-31 August 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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24-27 September 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Safe mounting of abrasive wheels

Duration
1 day
Members
£195 +VAT
Non Members
£225 +VAT

This one-day abrasive wheels training course is designed for employees and apprentices who change and mount abrasive wheels. Offered through either our state of the art Technology Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham or on your factory floor, the course will cover all aspects of the safe use of abrasive wheels and meets the training requirements under the PUWER 1998 Regulations.

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Dates & Locations

08 November 2017 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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14 November 2017 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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05 December 2017 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Safe use of bandsaws

Duration
1 day

This course covers all aspects of setting and operating a bandsaw, with reference to current health & safety requirements. This course takes place in the classroom and in the workshop.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

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