Materials and Manufacturing Education Training and Learning (metal) is an industry demand led project aiming to up skill over 360 people in the field of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing through the provision of short, 10 credit courses at level 4 and above. metal is a work based learning project that focusses on technical training modules to address skills shortages and furnish industry with the skills required to thrive in a knowledge led sector.
metal is based within the College of Engineering at Swansea University, a department that ranks in the top 10 for Engineering in the UK and has gained an international reputation of excellence.
metal offers a series of Credit Qualifications that can be used towards professional development and also further education if desired.
metal has been made possible through £1.1 million from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
Your Credit Qualification will be at a European recognised academic level. You can use it;
As the courses are credit bearing they can be used towards further learning and gain higher education qualifications. metal offers a progression route for professional learners onto part-time degrees and even up to a full doctorate.
The objectives of the University shall be to advance learning and knowledge by teaching and research, and to engage in activities to promote and contribute to cultural, social and economic development within Wales and beyond (Swansea University ‐ Supplemental Charter 2007 paragraph 3).
The main objective of the operation is to provide Welsh industry with the necessary technical skills base required to remain competitive in a fast paced global market. This will lead to higher value added products that will ultimately result in a sustainable and prosperous manufacturing sector. The skills base will also result in a competitive job pool providing staff with the technical knowledge for industry to succeed.