DIAGS has selected a variety of links to engineering themed training, education and learning opportunities, displayed below. DIAGS does not endorse any of the learning providers and you should satisfy yourself of their suitability before joining any programme.
- Aerospace & Aviation Courses
- Agricultural Engineering
- Automotive Courses
- Business Management for Engineers Courses
- Data Engineering Courses
- Electrical & Electronics Courses
- Heating & Ventilating Courses
- Marine Courses
- Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Courses
- Rail & Transport Courses
- Structural Engineering Courses
Aerospace & Aviation Courses
AST offers a range of professional courses from introductory, foundation courses that provide an overview of aircraft systems and maintenance processes, through to the approved courses necessary for licensed engineer status.
This is a two-year, full-time course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. It will prepare you for a career in the aviation industry. You will work towards an internationally-recognised qualification.
The BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management meets the syllabus requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA) Category B1.1 aircraft maintenance licence syllabus (EASA Part-66). Delivered in conjunction with Air Service Training (Eng) Ltd, the longest established aviation maintenance training organisation of its type in the world, it provides you with the opportunity to obtain an Approved EASA and/or UKCAA Part 66 Certificate of Recognition in addition to an honours level degree.
At a time of increasing complexity of the air traffic system, it is important to minimise the risk arising from technical and engineered systems, and to ensure their correct functioning. The term “Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel” (ATSEP) has been developed to describe those technical specialists working to support the technical ATM services.
DVOR is a navigational ground beacon which provides an omnidirectional signal enabling an aircraft to determine its bearing. Engineers attending this course will learn the principles and architecture of the DVOR and have the opportunity to carry out periodic maintenance, fault diagnosis and the replacement of faulty units.
If you are looking for a career in the Civil Aviation Industry and interested in aircraft vehicle maintenance then this might be the course for you.
How do you design an aircraft or spacecraft? And in doing so, how do you keep the risk of failure minimal while bearing in mind that they will eventually fail?Back to top
This course has a mechanical engineering core with a specialism in the design and development of agricultural machinery and systems. The courses cover everything from the principles of the design of agricultural machines, soil/implement interaction and irrigation and drainage, through to advancing technologies in the fields of precision farming, agricultural robotics and renewable energy.
The course has been specially developed to provide you with the technical skills and practical experience to become a multi-skilled engineer capable of influencing engineering in the future.
What you will study:
– Engine, transmission, hydraulic, electrical and machinery technology – Fabrication and welding – Computing applications – Fault diagnosis – Engineering drawing and design – Practical skill instruction
This one day training course covering legislation, safety, risk assessment, operation of vehicle and rider techniques is designed to cover the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) for operators that use ATVs as part of their work equipment or transport.
The agricultural machinery engineering industry within the United Kingdom employs highly capable, motivated staff who can contribute to the success of their organisation in all areas. This degree will provide the ideal platform for those who wish to progress within the industry.
This technician level course is perfect for people who have a passion for engineering. The course has been specially developed to provide you with the technical skills and practical experience to become a multi-skilled engineer capable of influencing engineering in the future. You have the option of studying over two or three years, with the three year sandwich course including a year’s relevant work placement.Back to top
For motor vehicle diagnostic technicians who want to improve or prove competence of their knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair complex vehicle faults as well as using advanced communication skills to liaise with a diverse range of audiences and supervising others. A Certificate in Advanced Auto Diagnostic Techniques is for anyone with several years’ experience of diagnosing and repairing vehicle faults. You’ll need industry experience and a Level 3 qualification such as an NVQ in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or an IVQ Advanced Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
This course provides knowledge essential to the servicing of vehicle air conditioning systems, and also covers the required underpinning knowledge and practical skills for technicians intending to undertake the assessment for refrigerant handling certification.
This Level 4 Diploma is a learning programme which involves you studying both the theory and practical aspects of: Advanced light vehicle technology; Advanced diagnostic techniques; Communication and liaison techniques; Providing personal and technical support to vehicle technicians.
Modules on this course include:
Vehicle Fault Diagnosis • Vehicle Systems and Technology • Plan and Co-ordinate Vehicle Maintenance • Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results • Managing and Leading People
This is a Level 4 vocational qualification which provides individuals with advanced levels of specialist technical knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work as an advanced technician / engineer in the following automotive maintenance and repair sector of Light Vehicle, alongside the development of wider transferable skills for use across the whole retail motor industry.
The Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques enables learners to enhance their logical thinking skills. The course will enable you to enhance your diagnostic skills to a higher level. Advanced diagnostic skills require not only technical skills but the ability to carry out logical, structured thinking, investigation processes and resolution skills. This course will fulfil that requirement.
Modern diesel engine management systems are as complex as the petrol engine counterparts. This course deals with health and safety, principles of operation and the fault diagnosis and rectification procedures to be followed for diesel engines and the use of suitable diagnostic equipment. It also looks at legislation and the DOT (MOT) test requirements.
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through practical activities, such as diagnostic tasks. You will also complete written and online tests to show that you understand the theory behind the course. What can I do next Your Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair will qualify you for immediate employment as a Diagnostic Technician. You could choose to complete an advanced apprenticeship in this area or begin working for a garage, dealership or on a self-employed basis.
Learn how electric and conventional powertrains work and methods to analyse their performance and energy consumption.
Course Objectives: To provide the technician with the ability to service, test and fit automotive electrical electronic systems from circuit diagrams, as per instructions and in accordance with procedures in a safe and aware manner.
Candidates will learn to:
– Test and diagnose electrical electronic faults using a multimeter
– Test and diagnose electrical electronic faults using an oscilloscope
– Trace and repair auto-electrical circuits on an automobile from circuit diagrams
– Test and diagnose faults for sensors and actuators
– Test and diagnose faults for CAN BUS systems
This course is designed to enable automotive engineers to develop their skills and competences to a higher level in the automotive engineering sector to meet the needs of today’s industry.
On successful completion of VSG 2 delegates will be able to: Carry out testing to determine serviceability of ignition systems and their components. Accurately diagnose system faults and the corrective action for system repair. Interpret typical ignition oscilloscope displays of ignition primary and secondary circuit performance as an aid to system diagnosis. Suitable for: Designed for automotive technicians involved in diagnosis and analysis of ECU managed ignition systems, this course gives comprehensive knowledge about the operation of electronic ignition systems from their inception through to the latest distributor less systems.
This module is for those involved in the planning, maintaining and management of Heavy Goods and Large Passenger Vehicles. It will give them the skills to diagnose, repair and plan maintenance schedules for heavy vehicle.
As a heavy vehicle apprentice, you will be immersed in the fast-paced and thriving world of the automotive industry. You will undertake a range of duties including maintaining and repairing heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, as well as diagnosing faults and finding appropriate solutions. In addition, you will carry out useful tasks such as routine servicing and inspection procedures. The tasks you will face will be ever-changing, with new technologies and diagnostic techniques constantly being introduced.
Level 4 Motor Vehicle HNC in Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles is designed to give students wishing to progress to a higher level programme within the motor industry.
Many motor vehicle technicians have limited experience of qualifications demonstrating their competence in air conditioning components and systems. This qualification provides motor vehicle technicians the opportunity to develop new MAC skills and enhance existing ones. Most importantly, this qualification provides MAC technicians working with cars and car derived vans with a DEFRA approved qualification, which fulfils the scope of Commission Regulation EC842-2006 and Annex to Commission Regulation EC307-2008 for F-gas.
This National Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsports) provides you with education and training for employment in the vehicle maintenance and repair sectors, with specific attention given to the skills needed for you to work as part of a motorsports team. Taught in a state of the art, well equipped, Automotive Training Centre the learning programme involves you studying both the theory.
Engineers in the automotive industry are required to understand basic safety concepts. With increasing worldwide efforts to develop connected and self-driving vehicles, traffic safety is facing huge new challenges.
All students have to complete six mandatory units and one optional unit. The units are as follows:- MR07LV Diagnose & Rectify LV Engine and Component Faults MR08LV Diagnose & Rectify LV Chassis Systems Faults AE06G Diagnose & Rectify Auxiliary Equipment Electrical Faults MR13LV Diagnose & Rectify LV Transmission and Driveline Faults* G1 Contribute to Workplace Good Housekeeping.
A Level 4 qualification designed to progress the skills of Automotive Technicians already competent at Level 3.Back to top
Business Management for Engineers Courses
This Business Planning course has been deigned to provide students with a greater understanding of the different aspects related to effective planning. Upon successful completion of this programme, students will have the ability to describe and evaluate your business idea, produce a business plan, investigate how to conduct effective market research, and market your product or service.
This free online course, Management Skills for Business Professionals, teaches students about some of the various skills used when managing a business. Students will learn about knowledge management and building a knowledge management rationale. The module will also cover meeting management and the prep work for meetings. The course wraps up with understanding crisis management.
The Management Development Level 3 Diploma course aims to cover the “soft skills” of management which are increasingly seen as essential to lead effective teams.
This course is designed to improve the learner’s knowledge of general business principles either to aid them in an existing job role or to help provide progression into a new role in the future.
Get an introduction to technical report writing. Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports.Back to top
Data Engineering Courses
A key responsibility of a data engineer is to automate the movement and transformation of data from source systems to data repositories such as data lakes. This course covers the fundamentals of Python programming and how to construct data pipelines.
A highly practical course which will aid diagnostic approach and lead to faster identification and resolution of faults. This is a predominately hands on course designed for maintenance engineers and multi skilled technicians who are likely to be the first to respond to breakdown situations. It will underpin a basic understanding of control systems, looking at the commonalities between disciplines, their concept and construction.
This Data Engineering Bootcamp is ideal for professionals, covering critical topics like the Hadoop framework, Data Processing using Spark, Data Pipelines with Kafka, Big Data on AWS, and Azure cloud infrastructures. This PG program is delivered via live sessions, industry projects, masterclasses, IBM hackathons, and Ask Me Anything sessions.
This course is part 1 of a 3-course series on Serverless Data Processing with Dataflow. In this first course, we start with a refresher of what Apache Beam is and its relationship with Dataflow. Next, we talk about the Apache Beam vision and the benefits of the Beam Portability framework.Back to top
Electrical & Electronics Courses
The programme provides delegates with the necessary knowledge skills and safe working practices to enable them to safely undertake a range of electrical tasks in an industrial environment.
This course is regarded as essential for those who are involved in, or supervise electrical work such as electrical maintenance, control or instrumentation. The course is designed to provide candidates with the necessary knowledge to successfully complete the City & Guilds 2382-18 examination.
The course will help you develop an understanding of all aspects of Electronic and Electrical Engineering that are crucial to the design and manufacture of future systems in the medical, environmental, energy, transport, communications and ICT markets. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in areas including wireless communications, silicon chip design, nanotechnology, green technologies and power generation.
This two-day (or three-days when online) training course focuses on degradation mechanisms, tests during production, lifetime and post-installation, failures and failure investigation of MV and (E)HV power cables and their accessories – all within the context of, and linking to, quality assurance.
What degradation mechanisms or ageing mechanisms affect cables and its accessories? What is the rate of progression of these degradation processes? Do they all result in failure? What methods are available for diagnosing these degradation mechanisms? Are these analysis and testing techniques only available in a laboratory or also in the field? Which ones are potentially destructive and which ones are absolutely safe? And how effective are these techniques? Can these techniques only be applied offline or can they also be applied online? And what is the relationship of all this to safeguarding quality and reliability? Plenty of questions, but not every supplier of analysis and testing techniques will give you independent advice. That’s precisely what we do in this course.
This level 4 qualification is aimed at electricians with experience across a wide range of electrical installations and with a thorough and detailed grasp of the Wiring Regulations and considerable experience of inspection and testing. It is a prestige qualification which is reflected in the challenging nature of the course and assessment.
This course will give you a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities you need to become an engineer. It will help you make a contribution to the workplace at an appropriate professional level and be prepared for a range of technical and management careers. You will be taught one day a week in College over two years.
Electrical energy storage systems (EESS) are widely considered to be vital in supporting the low carbon transition, including managing renewable generation, supporting networks and helping decarbonise transportation. This course examines the design, modelling and installation of stationary EESS within the wider context of decarbonisation and flexibility.
Electricity is playing an increasing role as we look to develop low carbon sources of energy. The design of electrical power systems is becoming increasingly complex, to manage intermittent sources of generation, and increased levels of demand from new types of load such as electric vehicles. The Distance Learning MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering allows engineers working in the sector to enhance their skills. It provides them with the tools and techniques to keep pace with the rapidly evolving electricity industry. The course covers the latest developments in the electricity industry and delivers up-to-date training in all aspects of electrical power systems.
Electrical safety in organisations is often the responsibility of non-electrically qualified staff, such as facilities managers, risk managers or health & safety officers who have not had systematic training in how to prevent electrical hazards in the workplace. This situation results in a number of deaths in the workplace being caused by electrical incidents. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of electrical safety and a systematic set of principles for assessing and managing electrical safety in any business and across all sectors of industry and the public sector: the subject is universally applicable, across industries and countries.
This is the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point installer course (City & Guilds 2919-01 or LCL Awards EVCE). The qualification covers all the knowledge and skills required to install, fault find and inspect and test electric vehicle charging equipment in domestic, commercial and industrial locations.
This is a predominately hands on course designed for maintenance engineers and multi skilled technicians who are likely to be the first to respond to breakdown situations. It will underpin a basic understanding of control systems, looking at the commonalities between disciplines, their concept and construction.
This course is aimed at practicing electricians who have not carried out inspection and testing since qualifying or who require some up-date training before going on to achieve the C&G2394/5 (City and Guilds level 3 Certificate in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations). It is highly recommended that the candidate is fully conversant with BS7671 (17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations) prior to attending this course, and ideally have practical experience of electrical installations.
PLCs are now commonplace in industry. This is an excellent practical introduction to PLCs aimed primarily at technicians involved in the maintenance of systems that incorporate them. This course includes instruction in safety, programming, fault finding, editing and on-line control. Instruction takes place both in the classroom and in Seta’s state-of-the-art workshop facilities.Back to top
Heating & Ventilating Courses
Only for those with a Category 1 F Gas certificate who wish to develop their skills to enter the air conditioning/heat pump industry or to improve their existing skills set. Ideal for heating, gas engineers, plumbers, electricians or those with existing practical skills and an interest to gain new skills.
For small, mobile applications such as automotive and aircraft, where the refrigeration system element of the equipment contains less than 3 kg of refrigerant in it, the course provides a qualification in both air conditioning and handling refrigerants on this type of equipment.
Gain sufficient skills, knowledge and techniques to install, pressure test, leak test, evacuate, dehydrate and commission typical air-conditioning units in accordance with the regulations and industry good practice. Also you will gain the ability to be able to maintain, install and repair refrigeration plant.
Able Skills Boiler Fault Finding & Heating Controls Course is suitable for Gas Safe registered engineers, or those who have undertaken Able Skills Gas Managed Learning Programme. This course is aimed at those individuals who are looking to enhance their practical skills with additional technical knowledge on boiler maintenance, fault finding and repair.
This course provides a detailed overview of all types of heating plants and systems together with the associated control applications. This is an advanced course for engineers and technicians who have a good level of knowledge and a recommended minimum of two years’ experience within the industry.
The course is for those who have taken refrigeration and air conditioning courses and want to understand in more detail how to correctly diagnose faults in small/commercial refrigeration and air conditioning system and to rectify them more efficiently. Also includes how to service and maintain systems to reduce faults occurring.
HETAS is the leading training provider for solid fuel, wood and biomass offering a range of comprehensive courses specifically designed for installers, retailers, specifiers, Local Authorities, Building Control Officers and those involved in the wood fuel supply chain.
This course is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.
The Service, Maintenance and Refrigerant Handling course is aimed at technicians in the refrigeration industry to improve and update service and maintenance skills, coupled with an understanding of the principles of refrigeration.
The three days cover multimeter training, how a combi works and boiler fault finding. On the first day, delegates find out about using and understanding a multimeter. Day two is all about how a combi works. Knowing and understanding the sequence of events that lead to the boiler firing up makes it easier to work through and identify where an issue may lie when you are called to a breakdown. On the final day, delegates will put into practice everything they have learned in the previous two days.
Candidates get the chance to watch the live webinars and ask questions making the experience as close to the classroom as possible.
– Boiler courses – Industry courses – Controls courses – Renewable Technology courses
The MCA Small Vessel Engineering Certificates of Competency are for Engineers operating on Fishing Vessels, Yachts, Tugs, Workboats, Standby, Seismic Survey, Oceanographic Research and Government Patrol Vessels.
The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has been educating surveyors for nearly 20 years and is an awarding winning education provider. The qualification is set at level 4/5 and there are over 20 modules to choose from. IIMS is the only professional body to offer a formal marine surveying qualification. The Commercial Ship Professional Qualification in Marine Surveying course allows you to decide when and where you want to study.
The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) is an award-winning, recognised educator of marine surveyors and has been doing so successfully for more nearly 20 years. The Institute is committed to delivering the best distance learning education and is passionate about developing the next generation of surveyors. The yacht and small craft professional qualification marine surveying course material is current, accurate and is regarded to be the best material of its kind anywhere in the world. Furthermore, IIMS is the only professional body to offer a formal marine surveying qualification.
The International Institute of Marine Surveying has launched a standalone professional qualification in marine corrosion. The programme has been written primarily with marine surveyors in mind, those whose job it is to inspect, understand and report on corrosion. The Qualification is pitched at education level 4. Who should study for this qualification? The professional qualification in marine corrosion is intended for marine surveyors of yachts and small craft, ships and offshore structures. It is also relevant for design engineers, material specifiers, other professional engineers and students of marine science and engineering.Back to top
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Courses
Mining equipment has come a long way since the days of mule-drawn carriages for haulage, and canaries or Davy lamps for safety. In short, the mining industry is attracting the best of the best cutting-edge commercial and industrial electrical and electronics technologies. This Engineering Institute of Technology Advanced Diploma is an accelerated, practical, work-oriented program. It is designed for engineers and technicians who have some background in the field.
This course will provide a history of the development of cable accessories, review standards and type testing.
By ensuring that delegates are conversant with the full range of joints, accessories and terminations in use today, we aim to provide a comprehensive update on the latest in cable accessories up to and including 33kV. The course comprehensively covers joints, terminations and accessories for XLPE cable.
You will learn how to carry out a thorough and well documented investigation following inconvenient and costly failure, including procedures at the incident scene for recovery, handling and analysis of evidence, how to establish a panel of inquiry and how the data from failure analysis can be used for future Asset Management decisions.
The use of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), in all its incarnations, is almost ubiquitous throughout industry, yet its deployment and application are often fraught with difficulties. What appears to be a simple tool is often used inconsistently with a corresponding high degree of frustration and lack of confidence.
Many industrial assembly and production lines use pneumatics as their main source of power to operate a wide variety of doors, lifts and grippers and selectors. It is essential that those employees who work in and around these sorts of systems have some basic underpinning knowledge of the principles of pneumatic powered systems so that they can operate safely around the associated production line as well as carry out some initial fault diagnosis to aid with the maintenance and rectification of the system. This three-day introductory technical skills course at our Technology Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham is designed to give delegates instruction and practice of identifying pneumatic components, circuit construction, basic fault finding techniques and how to operate safely around pneumatics systems.
This is a Bridgwater & Taunton College Certificate. First line technician training course in engineering principles, basic hand skills and fault location. Practically learn multiple fault diagnosis methods and techniques, dismantling and reassembly methods, equipment and component function and associated defects. This course provides skills and techniques for the repair of simple mechanical systems, involving inspection, measurement and test of components, understanding failure and planning for replacement.
This 5 day course provides delegates with the necessary knowledge, skills and safe working practices to enable them to safely undertake a range of mechanical tasks in an industrial environment.
The course is aimed at individuals who need to carry out basic mechanical fitting and maintenance activities. By the end of the programme participants will be able to work safely under supervision, carry out fault diagnosis on mechanical applications and undertake a range of mechanical maintenance activities.
This course will give attendees a detailed understanding of oil analysis techniques by looking at the sampling and testing methodology and the analysis and interpretation of results. The course also provides an overview of handling, storage and disposal of insulating oil.
Objectives of the course:
– Apply the requirements of the relevant industry standards and practices – Understand the design and construction of rotating equipment – Understand the design and construction of pressure vessels, piping systems, and aboveground atmospheric storage tanks – Develop rotating and static plant into complete systems – Develop an understanding of codes, standards, and Recommended Practices in process plant equipment and piping system design, construction and maintenance – Enable the good management of plant systems.
The days of one man one job in industry are now long gone and there is a strong need to have maintenance engineers that are capable of many diverse skills. As there is a heavy reliance of electrically powered machinery and systems it is essential that maintenance engineers and technicians have a good, basic understanding of electrical theory and regulations as well as the practical skill essential to carry out electrical work safely in a work environment. This ten-day course adopts a practical approach to enable delegates to gain a working knowledge the of electrical control systems and focusses on developing the electrical skills and knowledge needed by those who have been employed in a mainly mechanical environment.
The Course will cover the theoretical basis of Robust Design established by Dr Genichi Taguchi through the concept of the loss function and his parameter and tolerance design approach. It will also present a pragmatic proven process for undertaking Robust Engineering together will the tools necessary to complete the steps.
This training course explains how to deliver value from your planned Shutdown, Turnarounds or Outages (STO) programme. The tactics and techniques provided during the 2-days will enable you to review & challenge your current practices. The insights, drawn from a range of current good practices, are designed to support your STO delivery
performance improvement journey where needed.
This 3-day course introduces the concepts and principles of Lifecycle Management, bringing them to life through an engaging case study project. The course highlights the engineering lifecycle and the roles of reviews in controlling risk at key stages. It teaches people both sides of the fence, reviewer and reviewee, and gives every participant an opportunity to conduct their first review.
Maintenance personnel wishing to develop their diagnostic skills using root cause analysis techniques and practical fault finding tools on process equipment and systems.
This course is suitable for maintenance engineers who are required to develop their skills in various welding techniques for the manufacture and/or repair of production and facilities assets.
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Rail & Transport Courses
This course, leading to the Professional Certificate/Diploma, offers the opportunity for those with appropriate maintenance engineering experience to expand upon their knowledge and demonstrate their competence in this increasingly important area.
Rail Engineering Technicians provide technical support to Rail Engineers. It covers the following areas of the railway including track, overhead line, electrification, traction and rolling stock and signalling. Those working within the occupation of Rail Engineering are responsible for the safe construction, installation, maintenance and renewal of The Railway to provide a safe and reliable railway for customers. The Rail Industry has a high level of safety critical work activities requiring a disciplined and responsible approach.
You will gain skills to support you in your career as a rail engineer, ensuring tracks are in good condition along with laying the track and maintaining communication links between stations and trains, there are many opportunities for the technically minded in this qualification. If you are hard working, enjoy working outdoors and are looking to forge a career in rail this qualification may suit you.
The role of the Road Safety Engineer could be considered a complex role which covers a multitude of disciplines within the field of traffic and transportation. Despite the niche role a Road Safety Engineer holds, there has been a lack of any specific formal qualification which the practitioner can undertake to demonstrate their experience and knowledge.Back to top
Structural Engineering Courses
This course introduces timber as an engineering material, with a focus on its use in historic structures.
This course presents practical guidance on key aspects of preliminary scheme development and detailed scheme design in structural steelwork.
This advanced practical workshop will teach complex timber engineering through worked examples.Back to top