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Training Overview

Whatever the industry, there are always new people entering for the first time and the stainless steel industry is no different. However the BSSA recognises that there is a continual need for training and education to increase and strengthen the knowledge base of the stainless steel industry. With this in mind the BSSA offers different courses and seminars throughout the year at a variety of different locations. Courses include the popular ‘Stainless Steel Starter Workshop’ which can be used as a stepping stone to the ‘Stainless Steel Specialist Course’. Other seminars include ‘Fabrication Workshops’ which provide a thorough introduction to stainless steel and good design, fabrication and workshop practice.

BSSA Stainless Steel for Engineers

BSSA Stainless Steel for Engineers builds on the successful BSSA Stainless Steel Starter Workshops. It is designed to be somewhat more technical in content. It can either be run as a public course or as an in-house workshop. An ideal number of participants is 8-16. more++

BSSA Training Overview Brochure

The BSSA training overview brochure summarises all training and education offered by the BSSA.

Click here to download the brochure more++

BSSA Starter Workshops

Starter Workshop

The popular BSSA Starter Workshops give a comprehensive introduction to stainless steel and are perfect for those new to industry or looking for a refresher course on the basics.

They are available throughout the year and are held at different locations. more++

BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course

The BSSA Stainless Steel Specialist Course was launched in 2002 with the aim of providing a recognised industry standard for knowledge of stainless steel. The course provides valuable information on all aspects of stainless stell, and is proven to improve companies and individuals performance an customer service levels. more++

Fabrication Workshops

Fabrication workshops are held twice a year on various topics and provide a thorough introduction to stainless steel and good design, fabrication and workshop practice. more++

Continuous Professional Development Training

Architecture, Building and Construction is an important and growing sector for stainless steel. Every year, the BSSA provides seminars for those interested in using stainless steel in building and construction. The RIBA approved programme, jointly developed with the Nickel Institute, comprises nine individual modules covering all aspects of stainless steel including a basic introduction, design and fabrication, selecting and specifying surface finishes and the use of stainless steel as a structural material. more++


Training your workforce has never been more important than now, during the economic downturn. Investing in apprenticeships is also key to the future of manufacturing for the UK economy. 

Semta and the BSSA have teamed up to offer training at affordable prices and you may qualify for funding towards the course fee.

Companies who don't train are 2.5 times more likely to fail than those who do! With the current economic recession NOW is the time to act. more++


In conjunction with the industry, NAMTEC has developed a wide range of training courses that have been tailored to meet the needs of the manufacturing industry. Courses are delivered by industrially experienced technical specialists who are subject matter experts.


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