Award Crest
York College

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at people who are interested in developing their engineering skills; maybe for a hobby, or extension of skills in your work place or even beginning a change in your career.

Overview

This course involves the student learning a range of engineering ‘turning’ skills and technical knowledge.

You will be taught how to prepare and mark out a range of engineering components in a range of materials such as mild steel, brass and aluminium. You will be working to a tolerance of 0.1mm, accuracy and attention to fine detail is essential. This will be achieved by making a series of practice and assessed tasks using a ‘manual centre lathe’. Students will learn basic turning techniques including turning, taper turning, screw cutting, drilling, boring, knurling and also how to use measuring equipment such as micrometers and callipers.

Each task will be written up in a log book together with a set of underpinning knowledge questions to be answered.

Entry Requirements

As the course requires the completion of a log book and achievement of underpinning knowledge questions, then Level 1 English is required as a minimum.

As you will be marking out and measuring engineering components and working to dimensional tolerances, a confidence with basic maths is also important.

Dates and Times

13th September - 31st January 2019

7th February 2019 - 4th July 2019

Thursdays 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Course Length

18 weeks - one evening a week for 3 hours.

Teaching Method(s)

As the course requires the completion of a log book and achievement of underpinning knowledge questions, then Level 1 English is required as a minimum.

As you will be marking out and measuring engineering components and working to dimensional tolerances, a confidence with basic maths is also important.

Exams and Assessments

The Award is assessed through :

  1. The manufacture of a set of practical assessment tasks
  2. ‘Write-ups’ describing the making of the practical assessment tasks
  3. Accurate completion of knowledge questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to provide anything?

You will need to bring your own steel toe capped boots and overall. We will provide all other safety equipment, and tools, equipment and materials etc. Please also bring basic stationary equipment such as a pen, pencil, rule and eraser.

Progression

By building up Awards from the Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 suite of units you can eventually create a full Level 2 Diploma recognised as a key part of many engineering apprenticeships.

Fees

£0-£941

Other Information

You will need to bring your own steel toe capped boots and overall. We will provide all other safety equipment, and tools, equipment and materials etc.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

 

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