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Professional skills courses

Whether you want to hone your management skills, learn how to write compelling technical reports, or understand the financial aspects of decision making, we have just the course for you. 

Ethics for engineers

This practical one-day course has been designed to help you explore how ethical issues impact on your working life. You will be introduced to the process of ethical reasoning and will explore how ethical values are applied in an engineering context. Through scenario-based training, you will practise identifying and dealing with ethical issues as they arise.

Project management techniques

The aim of this two day course is to bring out the factors that make the difference between success and failure. It provides key concepts to enable project managers and others to understand the full breadth of project management and offers practical tools to help successful delivery or projects

Commercial awareness for technical people

The aim of this one day course is to expose the commercial context within which technical work is carried out. It is to allow technical staff to understand how they fit into a larger picture,why they may be asked to undertake tasks that may not appear to be technical and the impact their interactions have within the commercial context

Introduction to TRIZ

Created by engineers, for engineers, TRIZ is a proven process for rapid and innovative problem solving.

Specification writing

Writing an effective specification is key to a successful project delivery

Introduction to bidding and tendering

The course is designed principally to provide delegates with practical suggestions on how they and their businesses should approach the bidding process in order to maximize their resource utilization and success rates as well as gain an appreciation of the bidding and tendering process

Introduction to standards 

All an engineer needs to know about ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001.

Technical report writing

Improve your technical report writing skills and learn how to write effectively for your colleagues, customers and clients.

Finance and accounting

Learn how to deal with the financial aspects of decision making, enabling you to successfully combine your technical abilities with sound commercial judgment.

Introduction to contract law

Invaluable for anyone engaged in creating business contracts, this course will help prepare you to write and negotiate contracts that protect your company from commercial risk.