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A.R.M – The Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing Skills Development Programme

The Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing (A.R.M) skills development programme is about steering future technology into today’s world and making it accessible for everyone.

As a college we’re very excited about the future of our engineering curriculum as it has now got the opportunity to boost its reach to local communities, educating schools and businesses on the subject of automation, robotics and manufacturing skills.


The Programme

As leaders in this field, we are delighted to have been included in the Department for Education’s Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), which makes up the government’s Skills Accelerator programme.

Endorsed by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce the college is proud to be collaborating with three other colleges – Lincoln College, Chesterfield College and RNN College Group on this project to extend engineering technologies. Supported by Nottinghamshire careers guidance services – Futures and Inspire, this collaboration will see each college take a specific focus on a range of engineering practices.


The Mission

The college has received a £1,025,000 investment which will go towards the extending the reach and impact of its specialisation in automation and robotics.

As well as delivering full-time courses to 16-18-year-olds and bespoke provision for businesses at the automation and robotics centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, we will be providing communities, young people and employers with new and high-value training to access these new opportunities in the automation and robotics arena. This will help to raise aspirations and open doors to real future careers in this sector.

Employers in the area will also benefit from bespoke training sessions which can be held either on the business premises or an on-site location. With the introduction of a new eco-van, this will give us the flexibility and reach to be able to take our equipment and classrooms out to you!


The Offer

Some of the training projects we can bring to you include:

  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics/Electro Pneumatics skills
  • Programme Logic Controller skills
  • Robotic Programming and Conceptualisation
  • Automation Principles and Visualisation
  • CNC Foundations and Simulation
  • CAD Design and 3D Printing Solutions
  • Mobile 3D Scanning

Local schools will also be able to have lessons delivered to them through this method and we look forward to showing young people more about:

  • Student Engagement Robotics - programming and moving the robots.
  • Electronic Circuit Basics - creating basic circuits and do shouldering irons.

Get involved!

If you want to find out more about the training courses available or want to work together, get in touch!

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