The Composites Skills
Alliance has launched its new training courses for the composites
The Alliance which is a
partnership of the National Skills Academy for Process Industries
and Semta, the sector skills council for advanced manufacturing and
engineering, is working with training providers and employers to
ensure that composites training is fit for purpose and in line with
The 'Awareness in
Composites' course has been developed with the Founder Providers of
the Alliance and is targeted at non-technical employees and new
starters in composites organisations.
Belfast Metropolitan College, Burnley College, Oxford &
Cherwell Valley College, City College Southampton and Yeovil
College all contributed to the development of the courses. They
also supplied best practice course materials and have since been
the delivery partners. Courses have been delivered at both in-house
and public locations around the UK since the start of the year.
Bookings are now being
taken for these one-day courses from May onwards following the
April courses being oversubscribed. The content covers composites
materials and processes, applications, H&S issues, working
around composites materials, handling and damage.
Stuart Carter, Skills
Development Manager at Aircelle Ltd attended a course delivered by
Burnley College and said it was "A thoroughly enjoyable
introduction to the importance of composite manufacture and
processes within our industry."
The National Composites
Centre (NCC) has been a venue for both in-house and public courses.
Michelle Armitage is the Head of HR at NCC and said "The course was
hands on and a fascinating introduction to composites pitched at
just the right level. I have since used the information gained in
the course to help me to do my non-technical role. Absolutely
The Founder Providers are
now assisting the Alliance with shaping the 'Introduction to
Composites' courses which are aimed at a more technical
For further information on
courses or to book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org