Ensure your technical skills are as broad as modern engineering requires.

Our courses engineering essentials courses cover a range of methods and principles that can help ensure your engineering processes are safe, cost effective and, most importantly, legal.


  • Preparing engineering specifications

    A detailed, high quality specification is the key to project success. Understand how to write a specification that draws on topics from engineering practice to philosophy.


  • Reviewing engineering documents

    Designed to help anyone who reviews, approves or signs-off technical documents to learn key principles to make the task as time efficient and customer focussed as possible.


  • Technical report writing

    Ideal for anyone tasked with creating, compiling or editing technical documents. This course presents the key tools and techniques to improve the quality and reduce the time needed to create effective technical documents.


  • Advanced technical report writing

    To follow on from the technical report writing course, this course focuses on how to write about technical subjects other than reports such as, journal papers, e-mails, minutes of meetings and business cases.



  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

    Learn to translate geometric feature control frames and understand the hierarchy of geometric tolerancing so that you can optimise design decisions that increase quality and reduce cost and delivery times. 


  • BS 8888: the essentials

    Get up to date with the latest version of BS 8888, including the meaning of design intent; how mechanical parts are dimensioned and tolerance within the standard in order to meet design intent.


  • Tolerance analysis

    Learn to identify and prioritise the critical tolerances that govern the fit, form and function while striking an effective balance between the use of cost and time.


  • Dimensional measurement:
    level 1

    Interpret technical drawings, make fundamental measurement calculations and implement a measurement strategy in a manufacturing engineering environment.


  • Dimensioning and tolerancing of fixtures & gauges

    Ideal for jig, gauge and tool designers; this course will help you reduce the variation in manufactured parts and inspection results to protect the value stream and ensure high quality.



  • Electrical principles

    Understand the basic concepts of electrical engineering and learn how to interact effectively with colleagues regarding electrical issues.


  • Electrical schematics

    Gain an appreciation of electrical schematics, developing your knowledge and understanding so you can interpret basic electrical symbols and diagrams.



  • Introduction to hydraulics and pneumatics

    Develop your knowledge and understanding of the operational and maintenance requirements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.


  • Pumps fundamentals

    Grasp a good understanding of the basic principles of pump technology as we cover topics such as Flow Regime and pump performance curves.


  • Pumps selection

    Learn how to select the best pump to suit any given requirement within your pumping system.


  • Pumps systems

    Gain further understanding design considerations within a pump system. Learn how all components interact efficiently and how to overcome problems associated with poor design.


  • Compressors and fans: an introduction

    This course explores the key features and limitations of fluid dynamic machines. Understand the fundamentals of fluid flow and thermodynamics.



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What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

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Companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
  • You come to us or we come to you
  • Online tools to improve the experience

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4.75 out of 5

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