Designed to improve the productivity and efficiency of manufacturing organisations, this Skills Bootcamp is exclusively available to businesses in the West Midlands.

It is open to leaders and managers looking to upskill and optimise their organisation’s processes and output.

We are also delighted to share that spaces on our first four cohorts are completely FREE for any delegates from an SME, as part of our partnership with Lloyds Bank. We have limited spaces available on these cohorts starting from September through to November.

The 16-week programme includes an extensive analysis of delegates’ existing businesses where our experts come to you to identify current and future opportunities.

Delegates examine the strengths and challenges facing their business and how they impact the organisation’s ability to execute strategy and become more profitable.

Learners will also benefit from personal development modules where they will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership and management skills to further drive productivity and efficiency throughout your organisation.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse and improve their organisation’s ability to execute on strategy
  • Develop a stronger leadership team
  • Achieve profitable, sustainable growth
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Course start dates: 18th September, 2nd October, 30th October, 27th November

West Midlands Combined Authority
Skills for Life

We offer a flexible learning programme that acknowledges the importance of minimising disruption to your business operations. It allows your employees to participate without needing to be absent from work extensively. 

Our carefully designed format incorporates a blend of classroom sessions, interactive workshops, workplace coaching, enlightening masterclass sessions facilitated by subject matter experts, and convenient live and online sessions. 

This way, your employees can acquire new knowledge and skills while still actively contributing to the smooth running of your business.

Delegates on the course should expect to commit a total of 65-70 learning hours roughly over 16 weeks:

  • 24 hours of this is during a four-day block delivery at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (Coventry) in week five
  • 10 hours will take place the employer’s site throughout the course of the programme, coinciding with the delegates normal working pattern
  • The self-study element of the course will be managed and directed by MTC Training, but will require the delegate to utilise and manage the learning. The average week is expected to consist of approximately three-six hours of self-study, including:
    • Online learning
    • Remote online
    • Live, virtual sessions

Please note, not every week will require self-study.

About the Skills Bootcamp

Skills bootcamps are free, flexible courses for up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer.

Our Skills Bootcamp has been created to enable leaders and senior managers to improve productivity within your manufacturing business. Delivered by MTC Training experts, the 16-week Skills programme gives learners the tools to gain a comprehensive understanding of your business strengths and challenges and how this impacts the ability to execute your strategy and become more profitable.

Benefits for your business

  • Completely FREE training for delegates from SME employers enrolled on our first four cohorts, due to contribution in kind from Lloyds Bank. Please note, spaces are limited.
  • Bespoke organisational analysis that is specifically tailored to your real-life business needs, resulting in increased productivity and sustainable growth
  • Take advantage of a line walk and consistent input from the MTC Transformation Team. This consultancy would usually cost SMEs around £1500. A senior member of the team will visit your facility and conduct a tour of your business’s operations to obtain an initial understanding of the challenges faced, before providing guidance on the best route forward to improve business efficiency on technology and behaviours.
  • Find out more about how the MTC’s Transformation team has supported other businesses:
  • Increase your employee retention by demonstrating a commitment to their growth and career advancement

Benefits for your employee

  • Make a positive impact on business performance by driving business improvement initiatives
  • Build confidence and gain a holistic awareness of how to enhance manufacturing efficiency and adopt process improvements within the business
  • Rapid skills development that can be implemented immediately
  • Successful completion of the programme will be recognised by Continuous Professional Development Accreditation (CPD)

Course objectives

Complete an Organisational Analysis across 8 areas of your organisation that will improve your business impact.

  1. Costs
  2. Process Improvement
  3. Health and Safety in the Workplace
  4. Workplace Organisation
  5. Visual Management
  6. Standard Work and Process Monitoring
  7. Problem Solving
  8. Continuous Improvement and Innovation

Eligibility criteria

  • Employees must be 19+
  • Delegates must be employees of manufacturers who reside in the West Midlands region or who are employed by a business in the West Midlands region
  • Delegates and employer must accept commitment to finish to the programme
  • Delegates are to be responsible for the process or people in the workplace whereby the efficiencies will be made