Manufacturing and engineering

FREE short courses to fit around your existing work or family commitments.

Course provider: Leeds City College
Location: Printworks Campus, Leeds City College
Start date:  W/C 6 April – Friday 10 April 2020
Course length: 3 days
Course description: The training session offered in this project will provide instruction and guidance on producing an engineered product from the planning and design stage through to completion.

Learners can take advantage of being able to use the college’s milling machines, lathe machines, fabrication and welding equipment.

Further to the practical training session, we will also look in detail at the different career opportunities that are available within engineering and how these can be accessed. The session will conclude with a presentation of the final product and a summary of the skills developed.

This course is primarily aimed at those currently in the engineering sector interested in gaining additional skills and progression and those interested in moving into the engineering sector.

Course provider: Bradford College
Course dates: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April
Course description: This course is designed for candidates who need to know more of the safety precautions to be taken when working on or near a high voltage hybrid. Therefore this applies to both automotive technicians and emergency services staff. Candidates must already be employed in the motor vehicle industry.

An initial assessment of each candidate will be carried out to identify if the candidate has any specific training needs, if they need any guidance and if they have already completed a unit/credit which is applicable to the qualification.

The course will be broken down into three learning outcomes, which is broken down further into specific assessment criteria:

Learning outcome 1 – Know hybrid system components and operation.
Learning outcome 2 – Know how to work safely on hybrid and related vehicle systems.
Learning outcome 3 – Know how to carry out maintenance and repair activities when working on Hybrid Vehicles.

Course provider: Kirklees College
Industry: Engineering and Motor Vehicle
Dates: Monday 9–10 March, Wednesday 11–12 March or Monday 20–21 April.
Level: 2
Duration: Either two (five hour) days, or three evening sessions – a total of 10 hours learning
Venue: Engineering Centre, Turnbridge Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6AG
Course description: This course is for people who may encounter electric/hybrid vehicles in a routine maintenance situation. The course will develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy/electrical system (not voltage components or systems).

The course will be made up of theory and practical sessions and could lead to the Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in any of the courses listed above, please complete the contact form at the button below. It will take around 2 minutes to complete. An adviser from the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges will be in touch soon to discuss your application.

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Who can apply?

These courses are available for adults aged 18 and over who are employed and live in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York districts.

Each course has been designed in partnership with local businesses to help you meet your full potential.

Are you:

  • employed and would like to develop new skills to progress your career?
  • considering a career change?

If you’ve answered yes to either of the above then [re]boot could be for you. See below for further course information.

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