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Training Dates, Rates and Application Forms

The dates and prices for the 2020 training courses are as follows:-

Basic Training Part 1 – Setting up a Workshop

  • Day 1: Saturday 8th February 2020
  • Day 2: Saturday 14th March 2020
  • Day 3: Saturday 18th April 2020
  • Prices: £180 for SMEE members, £230 for non SMEE member
  • Application process for 2020 now closed

Grinding Course

  • Saturday 25th April 2020 
  • Price: £80  SMEE members only
  • Now accepting applications

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

  • Day 1: Saturday 16th May 2020
  • Day 2: Saturday 13th June 2020
  • Day 3: Saturday 11th July 2020
  • Day 4: Saturday 12th September 2020
  • Day 5: Saturday 10th October 2020
  • Day 6: Saturday 14th November 2020
  • Prices: £350 for SMEE members, £410 for non SMEE members
  • Now accepting applications.

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

  • Saturday 26th September 2020
  • Price: £80 for SMEE members, £90 for non-members
  • Now accepting applications

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.


For Application Forms for courses please click:

2020 BasicTrainingPart1Application-Ver B07 25102019

2020 GrindingCourseApplication-Ver G07 25102019

2020 BasicTrainingPart2PollyApplication-Ver P07 25102019

2020 MillingCourseApplication-Ver M08 25102019

Completed Application Forms with cheques payable to Society of Model & Experimental Engineers should be sent by post to:

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

All enquiries to courses@sm-ee.co.uk

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