• History and principles of CNC machines.
  • Structure of CNC machines inc. motors, transmissions, bearings
  • Basic programming of G-code and M-codes
  • Demonstrations of CNC machines inc
    • Mill
  • Lathe
  • Router
  • Laser and Plasma cutter
  • 3D printers
  • Introduction to the CAD - CAM - CNC process
  • Design and manufacture a part in,
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Wood.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    Variety in the Engineering sector.

  • 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.
  • How to apply

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

Course starting Jan 2024

Starts 18 January 2024

Duration 8 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Fees £595.00

Days/Time Thursday
18:00 - 21:00

About this course

Part Time


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