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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 24 January 2022

Starts: 24/01/2022

Duration: 6 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

Total College Fee: £395.00

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. A good level of English is required.

Who is the course for

This course covers the competences required for a broad range of basic turning activities using lathes.

Course Content

The course covers the following areas:

  • General introduction to workshop Health and Safety Regulations, including the use of PPE
  • Introduction to the Lathe (including safety features) and identification of the basic component parts
  • Preparing the lathe for operation
  • Planning a task and identifying the sequence of operations required
  • Setting and using cutting speeds and feeds
  • An introduction to and the use of vernier callipers and micrometer measuring instruments
  • How to produce a component or work piece combining the use of various operations, i.e. turned diameters, knurling, drilling, internal/external thread forming etc
  • Possible turning fault identification and solution
  • Good workshop practice

Study Methods

Various workshop activities and lectures.

Candidates must provide their own safety boots and overalls.

Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is compulsory in the workshop and may be purchased from Amazon, B&Q etc.

Please note the overalls should be navy colour and are described as workshop or warehouse coats at many outlets.

How is the course assessed

There is no formal assessment.

Candidates will receive a College Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.

Where next - Further Studies

  • Introduction to CNC Machining
  • AutoCad 2020

Where next - Job Opportunities

Various jobs in the engineering sector.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 24 January 2022

Starts: 24/01/2022

Duration: 6 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday 18:00 to 21:00

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.