There is a wide range of one or two-day technical courses available, run by industry experts, that are relevant to the castings industry and covering all aspects of casting & the casting process, including moulding & coremaking, diecasting, patternmaking, casting design, metallurgy and melt controls, health & safety and foundry management.

A few examples are shown below, but contact us to discuss your requirements, including for bespoke and tailored courses so we can put you in touch with relevant training providers.

Most courses can also be offered on an in-house basis.  CPD certificates can be issued on completion of any courses that have been approved by ICME.

Can’t see what you are looking for? Please contact one of our team who will be pleased to help you, on, or tel: 0121 752 1810.

If you are interested in any of the technical short courses below please contact FTSL: Michala French, tel: 0121 752 1814 or email:

The Cast Metals Federation also offer a number of leadership & management programmes as well as H&S training to their corporate members – contact the Cast Metals Federation for information.

Examples of Short Courses Available

Grey & Ductile Iron Metallurgy

Improve your knowledge of the metallurgy of ferrous casting alloys including grey and ductile irons, compacted graphite irons (CGI) and austempered ductile irons (ADI).

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Chemically Bonded Sand

Improve your knowledge of the preparation and use of chemically bonded sand.

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Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

Improve your knowledge of the principles and underlying concepts of metal properties.

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Introduction to Methods Engineering

Improve your knowledge of how to design running and feeding systems to produce sound castings in a range of casting processes and alloys.

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Are you a castings user, castings buyer or a designer who would benefit from a better understanding of casting as a route to manufacture, the range of casting processes and the advantages & limitations of casting?  Looking to learn more about casting as a near-net-shape solution for a range of engineering applications?

If so, contact our team to find out about training providers who can support your procurement and design teams.

Bite-sized courses can be arranged on almost any subject so contact us to discuss your requirements.

1.1 Introduction to Casting

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1.2 Introduction to Shell Moulding and Core-making using Shell

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1.3 Introduction to Shell Casting

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1.4 Introduction to Gravity and Low Pressure Die Casting

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1.5 Introduction to High Pressure Die Casting

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1.6 Introduction to Investment Casting

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1.7 Introduction to Casting Finishing Techniques

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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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