Bespoke courses for Casting, Foundry, Patternmaking and Diecasting sectors can be developed for your organisation, tailored to your requirements.

Courses for castings users, designers and buyers are also available.

Contact us to find out about tailor-made courses,  to your specific requirements, which can be delivered at the National Foundry Training Centre or in-house at your premises.

You can also contact Foundry Training Services who are a training provider specialising in courses for the casting and foundry industry: Michala French on Tel: 0121 752 1814 or email:

JLR told us about how the training in casting from ICME helped their engineers.

Casting as a Route to Manufacture – what do your design engineers and purchasers need to know?

Jaguar Land Rover were seeking training for their staff to give them a better understanding. Over the course of three days, two castings specialists from the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, ICME, hosted a group of twelve Costing and Purchasing Engineers from Jaguar Land Rover to present a foundation course in high pressure diecasting.

ICME were able to develop a bespoke programme for the company, tailored for their particular needs and for their range of parts and alloys.

The course included an overview of the full range of casting processes, information about how to design for casting with advice on best practice and mistakes to avoid, helping to ensure right first time design, as well as visits to two local foundries.

Casting is a complex process, and not all casting processes are suitable for all applications, but there are some simple dos and don’ts for end users which can enable them to optimise their designs for casting.

Training for design engineers and castings buyers can be an invaluable way to improve your design and procurement teams.

Contact ICME for more information and to discuss your training and professional development needs.

Training Grants Available


The Foundry Training Trust is a registered charity that offers financial grant support towards the costs of professional development to enable individuals improve their knowledge and skills in the cast metals and related industries.

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