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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Thu 20 January 2022

Starts: 20/01/2022

Duration: 8 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Thursday 17:00 to 20:00

Total College Fee: £395.00

Entry Requirements

An understanding of manual machining would be desirable but not essential.

A good level of English is required.

Who is the course for

This is an introductory practical course suitable for anyone currently working in, or wishing to enter into an engineering environment which uses this technology now or is looking to use it in the future. Candidates will be introduced to the principles and use of computer numerical control (CNC) to regulate the operation of machines which cut metal and other types of material using CNC mills and lathes.

Course Content

  • Health & safety considerations
  • Using simulation software to prove the design of a component
  • Understand the principles of computer numerical control (CNC) machines and how these compare to traditional manual machines
  • Setting up the machine and configuring offsets and automatic tool changes
  • Understand how to interpret a component specifications and produce operational plans for manufacture
  • Understand how to produce part programs and manufacture components using CNC mills and lathes

Study Methods

Lectures, practicals and demonstrations Theory is delivered through blended learning which may include face to face and some online learning including Google classroom, I-GVS, Zoom and other online learning platforms. The mode of delivery will be governed by the Covid-19 guidelines adopted by the college at that time and may vary throughout the course.

How is the course assessed

On going informal assessment throughout the course

Where next - Further Studies

  • AutoCAD 2020
  • 3D Modelling & Digital Printing
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Introduction to Turning (Lathes)
  • Turning (Lathes) Intermediate level.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Variety in the Engineering sector.

More Information

Certification is based upon the achievement of the passing the course content and paying the fees in full.

Once you have clicked the Enrol Now button and completed and submitted your online application, Sanjay Suri, Commercial Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be in touch to discuss your application further.

PLEASE NOTE If you have made an application between 17 July and 22 August, Sanjay will contact you on his return to the office from 23 August onwards.

How to Apply

This course requires an informal telephone interview. Please click the orange button below to fill out the application form with your details and we will be in touch to arrange a time to contact you.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Thu 20 January 2022

Starts: 20/01/2022

Duration: 8 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Thursday 17:00 to 20:00

Total College Fee: £395.00


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I study Level 3 Mechanical Engineering at Uxbridge College. There is a sense of discipline in the college and that makes the environment better for learning. My teachers here are absolutely supportive, approachable and nurturing and are always encouraging us. We have fully equipped workshops with the latest machinery and supportive technicians, who are always ready to help. I like events such as ‘Women in STEM’, they keep me motivated. I would definitely recommend Uxbridge College because I feel it has everything it takes to build a successful future.

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I chose Uxbridge College as I was impressed with the engineering labs they had for my mechanical engineering course. They are set with the latest equipment and complement my studies. Not just the engineering but the computing facilities are also equipped with the latest software thus providing us with the best overall learning. The best thing about Uxbridge College is the environment, with supportive staff who are always ready to help, when you need it. I will definitely recommend Uxbridge College and I think the College can boost your future as an engineer.