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
  • 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.

  • Study methods

    Various workshop activities and lectures.
    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.

    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.

  • 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

    Various jobs in the engineering sector.

  • Where Next – Further Studies
    • Introduction to CNC Machining
    • AutoCad 2020
  • 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.

Course starting Nov 2023

Starts 2 November 2023

Duration 8 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Fees £595.00

Days/Time Thursday
17:30 - 20:30

Course starting May 2024

Starts 2 May 2024

Duration 8 Week(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Fees £595.00

Days/Time Thursday
17:30 - 20:30

About this course

Part Time


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