Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Part Time

  • N/A
28 February 20196 weeksJanet Stevens

Course Fee(s)

Fee BandsTuition FeeMaterials FeeExam Fee
Full Cost£200N/AN/A

A six week introduction to the basic concepts in- volved in manual machining on a Thursday evening from 17:30-19:30 covering the main aspects involved in modern day machining.

Course Aims

Will enable the candidate to gain a basic understanding of the principles behind manual machining. The learner will acquire an understanding of the health and safety aspects involved within the use of manual Lathes and Mills in the manufacturing industry.

You will be able to gain an understanding of how to operate basic functions in order to generate simple components from a range of materials whilst using varied tools and operations across both Lathes and Milling machine

Course Content

Throughout the six week course we will cover and look into many aspects, for which the below list isn’t exclusive and may vary depending on individuals prior knowledge/skills set.


  • Reading technical drawings
  • Understanding Operational Plans


  • Types of machines available
  • Machines purpose

Setting Up

  • Cutting tools, work holdings and workpieces
  • Datum Points


  • Manufacturing components


  • Carrying quality checks
  • Checking the overall finish of the component
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