Fully Funded Manufacturing Training


The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has introduced funding specifically for manufacturing organisations who have a site(s) based within the Greater Manchester region. 

 The programmes are fully funded by the European Social Fund as part of GMCA’s three-year Skills for Growth programme. Through their research GMCA identified where the key skills gaps were and where skills support was needed.  As a result, InstepUK have created two unique programmes to align with this feedback focusing on the needs of manufacturers; Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing Management.

Our programmes are short courses, delivered via a blended learning model and we can be flexible in terms of delivery to meet employer needs.  Both large businesses and small and medium enterprises (SME’s) are able to benefit from this project: 

  • Lean Foundation – designed for production/shop floor staff or those with little/no knowledge of lean principles.  
  • Implementation Lean Processes – designed for those not directly involved in production such as supervisors, shift managers, quality managers etc.  This programme focuses on the knowledge and skills around implementing processes to drive forward Lean application.  
  • Manufacturing Management – we offer accredited (CMI Level 3 Award or Level 3 Certificate) or non-accredited options.  This Management programme has been designed specifically for a manufacturing environment; aimed at developing leadership and management principles in the workplace and helping leaders to develop their own skill set, to drive high performance in their teams.  

We  encourage employers to contact them to discuss their training in more detail. 

Website: Lean Manufacturing | Instep (instepuk.com)

LinkedIn Group: Information on upcoming events, more info on the programmes, employer testimonials- https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12669757/

Contact Details: Louise Putland, lputland@intepuk.com / 01952 980480 / 07935711904 



Published: 4th August 2022