National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Online training in digital manufacturing and leadership

Helping Scottish manufacturers build a resilient future through the use of digital technology.

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Our online training is available to Scottish SMEs across all manufacturing sectors, offering courses in digital manufacturing and leadership.

Whether you need to train to stay ahead of the curve and increase your awareness of new technologies or, you want to delve deeper into the practicalities of implementing digital technologies and concepts, our programme can offer support to suit your needs.

See below for a brief overview of the topics that will be covered. To find out more or to register, please go to our training page.

Online training courses

Digital manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, brings the promise of the intelligent factory, a work environment that combines modern technologies to create a flexible and self-adapting manufacturing capability, increase profitability, productivity, and customer value.

This series of courses offer the opportunity to explore this exciting area and learn more about modern digital manufacturing technologies including robotics, extended reality, and additive manufacturing. This series also considers the leadership requirements and the economic and cultural challenges that organisations will face as they embark on the digital manufacturing journey.

Net-zero is a term we’ve all become familiar with, but what exactly does it mean? In basic terms, net-zero is the state where we add no incremental greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. To achieve net-zero targets, organisations will need to make fundamental changes to the way they operate across all facets of their business.

Our net-zero series explores the technologies and processes that can help manufacturers move their operation towards a net-zero state. Topics covered in this series include remanufacturing, the circular economy, sustainable design & production, and electrification and hydrogen.

Improving productivity and closing this gap is essential in keeping UK businesses competitive on the global stage, increasing profitability and efficiency.

To support this, our series of courses includes operations management, logistics, operational excellence, lean six sigma, and measurement and statistics, and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to analyse your operation and identify areas where improvements could be implemented to improve efficiency productivity.

Innovating is not just about developing new products, it's also about finding new ways to roll out processes or services. This can include making improvements to existing methods or developing them from scratch.

The innovation series of courses will help you to find that new approach. Our courses cover a diverse range of topics, including product development, innovation management, and entrepreneurship and will give you the tools to deve


Upcoming webinars

Did you know we also run our own webinar series?

Our teams host webinars throughout the year. For more information on the upcoming dates and to register, take a look at our events page.

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Past webinars

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