Manufacturing Skills Academy

Through our Manufacturing Skills Academy, we are transforming the workforce of today and tomorrow.

The Manufacturing Skills Academy, set to be housed in the flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility, offers advanced manufacturing training and development opportunities for individuals at all levels of their career.

But, you don’t need to wait until the building is open, the transformation has already begun with a number of upskilling opportunities available for the manufacturing and engineering community.

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National Transition Training Fund project

Exciting new graduate training and free learning opportunities funded by the Scottish Funding Council

Learn more and apply with the National Transition Training Fund project

Free support for individuals

If you work in manufacturing and are facing an uncertain future or perhaps you’re looking to take the next step in your career, we are here to help.

Continuous Professional Development

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s CPD programme of courses will give you and your colleagues the skills and knowledge to tackle and embrace the concept while also realising the tangible benefits.

Industry Doctorate Programme in Advanced Manufacturing

Successfully launched in 2019 with the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) - the pan-Scottish university research pool in engineering - and with the backing of industry sponsors, our Industry Doctorate Programme now has over 30 projects underway with over 20 manufacturing and engineering businesses from across the sector.

Foundation apprenticeship in digital manufacturing

A new range of partnerships is giving school pupils in Renfrewshire the opportunity to get ready for the world of a work while obtaining a qualification equivalent to a Higher.