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 environment.

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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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BS4872 MMA Compliant Welding

Duration
3 days
Members
£800 +VAT
Non Members
£940 +VAT

This course has been designed to meet the practical skills approved by the British Standards Institute and is ideal for anyone who has already achieved the relevant practical skills or appropriate experience to undertake MMA welding tasks competently and safely to the BS 4872 standard.

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Dates & Locations

11-13 December 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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16-18 July 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Practical industrial electrical course for engineers

Duration
10 days
Members
£1417 +VAT
Non Members
£1668 +VAT


The days of one man one job in industry are now long gone and there is a strong need to have maintenance engineers that are capable of many diverse skills. As there is a heavy reliance of electrically powered machinery and systems it is essential that maintenance engineers and technicians have a good, basic understanding of electrical theory and regulations as well as the practical skill essential to carry out electrical work safely in a work environment. This ten-day course adopts a practical approach to enable delegates to gain a working knowledge the of electrical control systems and focusses on developing the electrical skills and knowledge needed by those who have been employed in a mainly mechanical environment.

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Dates & Locations

4-15 February 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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11-22 March 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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13-24 May 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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10-21 June 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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15-26 July 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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9-20 September 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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21 October-1 November 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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18-29 November 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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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

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.

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

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.

Fault finding and diagnostics for motor control and invertor drives

Duration
3 days
Members
£533 +VAT
Non Members
£615 +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

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.

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

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.

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

21 May 2019 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

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.

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

9-12 September 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Introduction to wire eroder machine

Duration
3 days
Members
£630 +VAT
Non Members
£669 +VAT

This three day introductory Wire Eroder training course is designed to give delegates the skills and knowledge they need to manage programmes, set and operate CNC Wire Eroder Machines effectively and safely.

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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.

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

25-28 February 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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7-10 October 2019 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

3 April 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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