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. From weekly technology briefing webinars to digital manufacturing and engineering courses, the Manufacturing Skills Academy can help you to keep abreast of the latest technical developments in manufacturing.

Engineer on a computer using CAD software

Our weekly webinars tap into the skills and expertise of some of the country's most experienced engineers, researchers and businesses that are immersed in key technology areas, such as Industry 4.0, visualisation and innovation. 

Insights Online is designed to support you and provide inspiration during these challenging and unprecedented times. 

You can participate in the live sessions or tune-in at a time convenient to you via our YouTube channel.

Find out more here.


Through the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde we are offering a brand new module in Engineering Fundamentals. It is fully funded by the Scottish Funding Council and is entirely online from May – September 2020. You can start and finish whenever suits you.

The course helps you develop skills relevant across different engineering disciplines and contextualise what it means to be an engineer, the impact engineers have on the industry and environment around them and seeks to nurture and develop engineering habits of mind.

It covers four main areas: industry, engineering mechanics, fundamentals of electronic and electrical engineering and engineering materials.

For more information, download our fact sheet.

Upskilling Engineering Fundamentals fact sheet


Our professional development team is offering you the opportunity to undertake our ‘introduction to digital manufacturing’ course from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

The concept of digital manufacturing cannot be ignored; it’s changing how factories and workplaces across the country operate. This is your chance to learn the basics when it suits you.

The course is delivered via a pre-recorded video that you can watch at your own convenience.