The Manufacturing Institute has been delivering public courses for over 25 years. We find that bringing delegates together from different roles, organisations and sectors benefits the group as a whole and enables a sharing of best practice which provides a unique insight and alternative perspective to what delegates experience day-to-day, delivering a powerful learning experience.

Leadership Development

Teaches key managerial skills along with Lean manufacturing techniques which make for a great combination. Improvements are not only seen in shop floor processes but also in culture too.

Lean Manufacturing

This programme takes students through a series of modules that look at a wide range of Lean/Continuous Improvement Tools.

Six Sigma Green Belt

Covering the identification and removal of the causes of defects and minimisation of process variability, not only in manufacturing processes but also in back office business systems too.

Six Sigma Black Belt

Covering a wide range of essential and advanced Six Sigma tools and methods, the course will push individuals to achieve expert practitioner level.

MSc Manufacturing Leadership

The MSc in Manufacturing Leadership has been specifically designed and developed by a team of industry leaders all with strong backgrounds in the manufacturing sector.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Our 2 day Yellow Belt Programme is designed to give organisations and individuals a structured approach to reducing product variation, permanently solve problems and provide people with the basic statistical tools and terminologies associated with Six Sigma and the D.M.A.I.C implementation process.

Shingo Workshops

Learn more about how the Shingo Model can drive your culture toward organisational excellence by attending the Shingo Workshop Series, which includes six workshops. The first workshop in the series is Discover Excellence and is a prerequisite to the other workshops, other workshops in the series include Systems Design, Cultural Enablers, Continuous Improvement, Enterprise Alignment and Build Excellence.

During 2021 we are only offering virtual public Shingo Workshops – delivered over half day sessions and packed with content, discussion and debate. The virtual hosts take delegates on a virtual tour of their improvement journey with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Bespoke Training

Building a training programme that will meet your exact requirements, we take elements of our public programmes and wider content library and use your data and experiences to make it a perfect fit for you and your business. You will be assigned an account manager and practitioner that will take you through the complete process through to delivery. In the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing case studies highlighting where we have supported manufacturing businesses through bespoke training packages delivering outstanding results.


In our experience of working with Senior Leadership Teams they often do not function as a team.
All to often members of the Senior Leadership Team manage their own function -they meet frequently to review optional performance but seldom focus on themselves as a high performing team.
It is not until they work on their team dynamics and start to trust eachother that you can truly say they are a team, at which point you’ll start seeing fantastic business results.