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.

AFRC worker on a machine


NMIS Doctorate Centre in Advanced Manufacturing

Equipping future engineers with the skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle the evolution of advanced manufacturing.

Learn more and apply with the National Transition Training Fund project

National Transition Training Fund project

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


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.

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.

Industry Doctorate Programme in Advanced Manufacturing

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council, this doctorate programme is operated by the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) - the pan-Scottish university research pool in engineering.