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Introduction to Machining


Unlock your potential as an engineer with our comprehensive and hands-on evening course! Our top-notch Engineering Innovation Centre boasts cutting-edge equipment and highly experienced instructors, providing you with the ultimate learning experience. Whether you're an aspiring engineer or simply curious about machinery, this course is perfect for you!

In just a short amount of time, you'll learn essential health and safety protocols, gain a fundamental understanding of milling and turning techniques, and master the use of measuring equipment.

Our practical approach to teaching will equip you with the skills you need to confidently apply your knowledge in a workshop setting.

Take your career to the next level with this part-time course. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your skillset and stand out in the competitive engineering industry. Sign up today and start your journey towards success!

Start dates and fees

Start Dates

  • Coming soon, please contact us for more information.


  • TBC*

*Anyone who is unemployed and in receipt of a qualifying means-tested benefit, or who is employed and earning less than £20,319, will get the course for free.

What will I study?

  • Health and safety
  • Milling and turning techniques
  • Use of measuring equipment
  • General workshop practices

Entry requirements

  • No prior qualifications are required to attend this course.
  • Attendees must be aged 19 or over and have a genuine interest in engineering

How long is the course?

6 weeks

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical Activities

What does the course lead to?

The course will provide you with some of the skills and knowledge that will help you to make an informed decision on your future progress. You will be able to discuss your next steps with your teachers.

Career opportunities

Next steps

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