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Automated Machining of Materials (CNC) (City & Guilds)

Programme Aims

The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to develop an understanding of modern machining systems, the importance of information links between CAD product data and manufacturing data, the role of process planning in manufacturing and the types of process planning available.
At the end of this module the learner will:

  • understand the use of automation in modern machining systems
  • understand the information links between CAD and manufacturing systems
  • understand process planning for manufacture
  • know how to produce CNC part-programs
  • be able to produce parts using CNC machines

Entry Requirements

a) International City and Guilds Certificate award (2565) or,
b) National Craft Certificate in the following trades: Aircraft Mechanic, Electrician, Fitter, Heavy Vehicle
Mechanic, Toolmaker, Metal Fabrication, Motor Mechanic or equivalent or,
c) National Certificate in Engineering or,
d) National Certificate in Technology or,
e) Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Certified Manufacturing Technologist Level


14 Weeks, 3 hrs per week, Monday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Commencing Monday 16th January 2017


A transcript of the result achieved will be issued by the awarding body City and Guilds
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