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Training Dates, Rates and Application Forms

After a hiatus due to Covid, we are now planning to restart training courses. The details are listed below:

Thank you for your patience over these difficult times.

Basic Training Part 1 – Setting up a Workshop and basic tools / skills

  • Day 1: 12/02/2022
  • Day 2: 12/03/2022
  • Day 3: 09/04/2022
  • Prices: £180 for SMEE members, £230 for non SMEE member
  • Applications are now invited using the links to the forms below.

Grinding Course

  • Saturday 15/10/2022 (note the revised date for this course)
  • Price: £80 SMEE members only
  • Applications are now invited using the links to the forms below.

Basic Training Part 2 – Building a Simple Steam Engine (“The Polly Course”)

  • Day 1: 14/05/2022
  • Day 2: 11/06/2022
  • Day 3: 09/07/2022
  • Day 4: 10/09/2022 (Note: there is no training day in August)
  • Day 5: 08/10/2022
  • Day 6: 12/11/2022
  • Prices: £350 for SMEE members, £410 for non SMEE members
  • Applications are now invited using the links to the forms below.

Whilst Basic Training Part 1 and Part 2 courses are independent, it is recommended that those new to the hobby attend both courses as the “Polly” course is designed to follow on from the Part 1 course.  Membership of the Society is not a requirement for enrolment in either course, however there are many benefits to joining the Society .  Non-members may also attend the Milling Course.   

Milling Course

  • Date 24/09/2022
  • Price: £80 for SMEE members, £90 for non-members
  • Applications are now invited using the links to the forms below.

Boiler Management Course

  • Date 17/09/2022
  • Price: £80 SMEE Members only
  • Applications are now invited using the links to the forms below.
  • This course is limited to 6 students

All courses start promptly at 09:30 a.m., with coffee and tea available from 09:00 a.m.

The lunch break will usually be 12:30 – 13:30.  There is a local café or delegates may bring packed lunches.

Time is allocated for a final discussion session on all days.  Courses finish between 17:00 and 18.00, depending on the course.

Application Forms

2022 Basic Training Part 1 Application-Ver B07 12012022

2022 Grinding Course Application-Ver G07 12012022

2022 Basic Training Part 2 Polly Application-Ver P07 12012022

2022 Milling Course Application-Ver M07 12012022

2022 Boiler Management Course -Ver BM07 12012022

Completed application form(s) should be scanned and sent by email (preferred) or sent by post to:

The SMEE Course Coordinator, 1 Windmill Drive, Wadworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 9BU

email: alistair353@btinternet.com

Payment is preferred by either direct bank transfer or PayPal. Contact the course coordinator for the relevant details. If payment by cheque is needed, then this should be made out to “The Society of Model and Experimental Engineers” and sent to the address above. Please put the student name and title of the course on the back of the cheque.

All enquiries to courses@sm-ee.co.uk

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