Short courses

In response to the high value manufacturing training needs of the sector, both regionally and nationally, the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills is offering the following courses.

Basic Employment Law

This course provides an overview of the important elements of employment law, as well as giving you practical guidance on how to tackle issues that arise at work.

By the end of the course, you will understand the key aspects of employment law, employment contracts, employment rights of employees and the basic disciplinary and grievance issues within the workplace.

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Managing Health & Safety as an Operational Manager/Leader

This course introduces you to the roles and responsibilities, and key health and safety functions, within an engineering/manufacturing facility.

You will learn about health and safety law and policy, how to define and reduce hazards and risks, and how to improve safety performance.

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Control of Quality in the Workplace

This course provides an introduction to the necessary processes and measures to ensure the manufacture of a high quality product.

You will develop an understanding of customer specific requirements and the importance of quality for the customer. Key topics will cover design and process quality, the cost of quality, problem solving and quality management systems.

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Communication Skills

This course will give you an understanding of interpersonal and organisational communication techniques, helping to improve communication at work.

Key topics include the communication equation, the importance of the language of influence, electronic communication, the art of deep listening and the Golden Rules of Communication.

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An introduction to the fundamental principles of lean manufacturing, which will help you to understand the structure and systematic application of the lean approach and its benefits.

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Problem Solving & Decision Making

This course will introduce you to problem solving and the importance of decision making within companies.

You will learn about various problem solving methods (cause and effect, PEA model, force field analysis, etc.) and decision making styles and how these function within the manufacturing workplace.

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Training the Workforce

This introduction to training management, implementation and delivery will help you to understand the different techniques applied within a training setting.

Learn different training styles, how they work in practice and how to apply a structured approach to training planning and delivery.

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Time Management

Learn how to make the most effective use of your time on this course, which will help you to identify scope for improvement in the workplace.

By the end of the course, you will have developed a practical approach to setting priorities, preparing realistic time plans, and identifying time management obstacles and methods to deal with them.

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Material Planning & Production Control

This course provides you with an introduction to stock control within the manufacturing environment and how this can affect production output.

You will develop an understanding of the basic principles of stock control, production planning techniques, the benefits of recording production output and more.

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Developing & Coaching Staff

This course will help you to fulfil a coaching or mentoring role effectively and ethically in line with company requirements.

You will develop an understanding of the different types of development, the roles and responsibilities of a coach and mentor in the workplace, and the GROW model for coaching. Other key topics explore the impact of working styles and different coaching/mentoring frameworks and techniques.

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Measurement of Production Efficiency

This course will introduce you to the principles of production cost, and how this can be affected by machine efficiency and cycle times.

You will learn about the elements contributing towards the cost of production and how to measure cycle time, production time losses and the impact of “manpower” and equipment.

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Appraisal & Performance Management

Gain an understanding of effective methods of appraisal within the working environment, and appropriate ways to address poor performance.

Key topics include the SMART and SARA Models, helping you to develop effective skills for the appraisal process.

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