D2N2 Priority Skills

The University of Derby is part of a consortium of higher and further education providers across the D2N2 (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) area delivering the European Social Fund (ESF) High Level Skills programme which includes the Priority Skills for D2N2 SMEs project.

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Our offer as part of this programme is to deliver a suite of new, high quality blended learning courses for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to upskill the D2N2 supply chain with the higher level and technical skills required to respond to new opportunities and to deal with current and future business challenges.

The course list can be found below - further course information will be available soon.

  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing 
  • Art of Negotiation
  • BIM principles for SMEs
  • Composite Materials - Introduction to design and simulation 
  • Composite Materials - Introduction to testing
  • Composite Materials - Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Engineering to Manufacture Obsolete Parts 
  • Improving Business Performance
  • Introduction to Materials Selection and Design for light weighting
  • Introduction to Site Supervision and Management
  • Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
  • Microcontrollers, Smart Sensors, and Wireless Networks
  • New Leadership for Modern Business
  • Optical Fibre Sensors for industrial applications
  • Site Supervision and Management - Introduction
  • Strategic Marketing in a Digital Age
  • Technology in the Supply Chain
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Short courses and continuing professional development (CPD)

We have a broad range of innovative and enlightening short courses - both on-campus and online.

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