Free training courses

From lasers to Python: develop in-demand skills 

Our free online and in-person training courses will help you develop in-demand skills required for Scotland’s emerging markets, such as digital and green technology.

Each course is delivered through the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy in collaboration with partner organisations, including CodeClan, West College Scotland, the Institute of Photonics and industrial partners at the forefront of digital innovation.

Offering a unique opportunity for free training that meets industry needs, some of our courses are general and run for half a day, while others are more specialised and hands-on, with smaller groups and longer duration.

Apply for your free training today to explore industrial cybersecurity, gain experience of SOLIDWORKS for computer-aided design, Python for programming, or learn about lasers and more.

Sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with new courses being announced over the coming weeks. 

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated to the first applicants who meet the necessary criteria for National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) funding:

  • 25 or over
  • Resident in Scotland
  • Unemployed or facing redundancy

Introduction to lasers: science, technologies, capabilities, applications

25 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Python for data analysis

12 - 13 April or 3 - 4 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Industrial (OT) cyber security

14 April 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Meta-skills 101

15 - 16 April, 29 - 30 April or 13 - 14 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Introduction to SOLIDWORKS

16, 23 or 30 April 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Bitzlist virtual design and build project

20, 26 April or 19 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

SOLIDWORKS essentials

26 - 29 April or 17 - 20 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Programming fundamentals with Python

19 - 22 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

Digital, data and data analytics

19 May 2021
Online learning
Cost
£Free

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