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Friday Engineering Workshops available in Derby – starting this September

We’re opening our specialist engineering facilities every Friday, from September to June, for engineers who want to top-up, refine or learn new skills.

The workshops are run by our experienced engineering lecturers who will help you to get to grips with our equipment and machinery and develop a wider understanding of the engineering sector and engineering as a career.

Our workshops are suitable for those with some experience looking to upskill. If you have no experience in engineering, please contact us to discuss your needs – we will be able to find a suitable workshop or course tailored to you and your goals.

The workshops run every Friday at our premises on Pride Park in Derby, from 9am-4pm (30 minute break for lunch).

The Friday workshops will start in September and run through to June. Flexible learning during school holiday periods can also be arranged – please contact us for more information

Course costs

£300 + VAT per unit (with certification), requires 6 days attendance.

£250 + VAT per unit (skills development only), requires 5 days attendance.

Units available

  • Unit 5 – Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Unit 6 – Producing Mechanical Assemblies
  • Unit 11 – Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Unit 12 – Preparing and Using Milling Machines
  • Unit 22 – Producing Sheet Metal Components and Assemblies
  • Unit 28 – Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-arc Welding Equipment
  • Unit 29 – Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment
  • Unit 33 – Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits

A unit on Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing is also available. Additional costs are required for this course but it can be completed alongside any of the units above. Please note, this testing course is included in units 28 and 29. The cost for this course is £250 + VAT.

Please complete the form below to register your interest. We will then contact you to discuss the options with you, complete your registration and arrange a suitable method of payment.

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