We are pleased to announce that for a limited time we are now able to offer our online courses FREE of charge.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to teach face-to-face at the moment, however, we do have a number of courses available online with more in development. Please register your interest online or sign up to our mailing list to stay updated with which courses are available to study from home

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metal - Materials and Manufacturing Work Based Learning

metal delivers advanced materials and manufacturing training through the provision of short, 10 credit courses at level 4 and above. Funded by the EU’s European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government, our aim is to address a skills shortage in the materials and manufacturing workforce which will ultimately help secure sustainability for Welsh industry.

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  • question_answerWhat courses are available?

    We offer a wide range of courses at different levels so there is something to suit everyone. From an Introduction to Materials engineering, Environmental Issues and lab based practical courses. We are also able to tailor and even develop modules around companies general products and processes. If there are specific technical training needs please get in touch to discuss opportunities.

  • question_answerWho is eligible?

    To be eligible for part funding you must live or work in Wales.

  • question_answerWhat are the benefits?

    There are many benefits to both metal students and their employers. Students are able to gain an academically recognised credit qualification that offers a progression route onto part-time degrees and even up to a full doctorate, not forgetting enhanced performance, personal development and better career opportunities.

  • question_answerWhere do the courses take place?

    The courses will either take place on the new Swansea University Bay Campus or at Baglan Bay Innovation Centre. Alternatively we can deliver courses at your premises.

  • question_answerWhen is the next course?

    The best way to find the latest course timetable is here on our website, you can also sign up to email updates to receive the latest course updates and news.

  • question_answerHow do I register for a course?

    Registering for a course is easy, simply fill out the online contact form and a member of the metal team will get in touch to guide you through the registration process.