METaL delivers high quality materials and manufacturing work- based learning to the manufacturing sector across Wales. The Materials and Manufacturing Education Training and Learning (METaL) project aims to reduce the skills gaps in the sector by improving the skills of employees. METaL offers technical courses for £300 - £350 in a range of subjects, including: Introduction to Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Computer Aided Design, Advanced Imaging, Practical Metallurgy etc.

The business benefits

Upskilling your staff with these courses will help build a greater understanding of the science behind the manufacturing process. With this enhanced knowledge staff will be better equipped to:

  • Improve operational performance - staff will have a greater insight into the technical aspects of your business operation.
  • Enhance problem solving - with a greater knowledge of the science behind the process this may help to identify the root cause of technical problems.  
  • Drive through continuous improvement on processes within your business.

What support will you get?

Your business will have the support of Swansea University staff who will work closely with you to ensure course content is relevant to your business need and for you to get maximum value from the courses.

Your commitment

Courses cost £300 - £350 per course. Businesses need to commit staff time from their work to participate (3-day course).

Is your business eligible?

Businesses across Wales are eligible to take part in the METaL programme. Call the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000 or contact us. METaL is part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.

Programme Checklist EU funds in Wales
Delivery Area Wales
European Social Fund
Status  Live
Supported by the European Social Fund? Yes
Programme Lead

Welsh Government