in4.0 ACCESS


IN4.0 ACCESS is a unique and ground-breaking manufacturing accelerator programme that empowers businesses to start, scale and succeed with their digital transformation journey!

Join the very best manufacturers, technical disruptors, industry leaders and innovators to master industry 4.0.

Up-skill future leaders to scale-up your business through disruptive leadership learning, delivered by the University of Central Lancashire, and disruptive innovation application.

This unique approach seamlessly combines talent, technology and capital to deliver scale and success.



Industry 4.0 Partners

Academic qualifications are delivered at UCLan, Preston.

The IN4.0 ACCESS accelerator has been designed through IN4.0 Group’s joint venture with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and in collaboration with NatWest’s world class Entrepreneur Accelerator.

It’s the first disruptive innovation accelerator of its kind that gives manufacturing businesses the opportunity to develop their future leaders with the knowledge and skills required to succeed with industry 4.0 technology.

This unique approach will allow you to up-skill technical staff to UCLan Postgraduate Diploma Engineering Competence level and MSc Engineering (Design & Development) level.

During the Postgraduate Diploma, delegates will develop a prototype industry 4.0 commercial innovation project. They will implement their industry 4.0 project during the MSc element of the programme. 

Funded by the Apprenticeship Levy

Companies with a wage bill of over £3m have a levy pot to spend and it can be used to sponsor an existing employee through IN4.0 ACCESS, including the PG DIP and MSc elements.

If your company has a wage bill of under £3m, you’ll only need to pay 5% (£1350) of the programme costs.

Join us on the Journey to Master Industry 4.0!

Disruptive Innovation Accelerator
An exciting 6 day training programme over 3 months combining immersive learning and exclusive coaching from some of the industry's best industry 4.0 change experts, entrepreneurs and manufacturing leaders.

Our Disruptive Leadership days are delivered by UCLan. Our Disruptive Innovation days are delivered by the IN4.0 team and specially selected industry experts.
Postgraduate Diploma Engineering Competence
Post Graduate Engineers develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies through innovation, creativity and change and may have technical accountability for complex systems with their associated risks.

Understand data science concepts, trends and developments in industrial applications to enable you to apply practical design and integration skills in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things.

Apprenticeship standards align with the current edition of the UK standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) at Chartered Engineer (CEng) level.
Industry 4.0 Innovation Project
MSC Engineering (Design & Development).

During the MSc element of the course, delegates will implement the industry 4.0 project that they prototyped during the PG DIP element.

They'll also receive project support through IN4.0 TALENT, mentoring and access to technical labs.
Our industry 4.0 system integration and digital automation training and consultancy delivered by technology Post Graduate Associates.

Our Associates undertake leadership and industry readiness skills development whilst working at IN4.0 Talent and are supported post contract to transition to permanent positions with our clients.