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CNC Machining of Materials (City & Guilds)

The application process for 2019 is now over. Please email your details to if you would like to be added to the interest list for the next offering of this programme.


This unit enables the candidate to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully machine by Computer Numerical Control (CNC).
At the end of this module the learner will:
• be able to produce CNC part-programs using simulation software
• be able to set-up CNC machine tools
• be able to produce parts using CNC machine tools
• be able to reinstate the work area

Entry Requirement

Completed Leaving Certificate or Equivalent.
Industry experience is desirable but not essential.


This programme is focused on programming 3-axis CNC milling and 2-axis lathe work. It includes part-programming, preparation of the machine, selection and the preparing of the required methods of work holding, the selection and the correct mounting of tooling. It also covers the operations required and safe working practices to complete the machining operations.



City & Guilds Award 2850-326

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