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Preparing and using CNC machinery

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QDXEMCC
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  • Is this course for you?

    Preparing and Using CNC machinery prepares you for working in a multitude of engineering environments, from car plants to fridge manufacturers, from egg producers to aerospace.

    You will have the opportunity to work with multi-million-pound engineering equipment to develop your engineering skills. You will then have the opportunity to join either the full-time course or apply for operator positions within in the community.

    You will also develop your interview skills and ability to apply for a career in this exciting industry.

    You don’t need any qualifications, just the ‘hunger’ to get a job and the ‘want’ to learn a new skill.

  • What skills will I develop?
    • Understand CNC Machines- What are they and what aren’t they?
    • Learn Basic G-Code – The language of the machines
    • This course will use CNC simulators so you can see what the code you create actually does.
    • The course will provide you with the materials necessary to turn drawings into the code required to make it a physical part.
  • Careers

    Once you have completed this course you could join our full time provision or gain an apprenticeship or go straight into employment, the STEP UP programme helps you to make the right choice for your future

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills.

  • Other important information

    You are required to purchase safety boots, work gear and details of these will be discussed at interview. All other equipment such as power tools and safety aids, PPE, are supplied by the college as required

  • Is this course for you?

    Preparing and Using CNC machinery prepares you for working in a multitude of engineering environments, from car plants to fridge manufacturers, from egg producers to aerospace.

    You will have the opportunity to work with multi-million-pound engineering equipment to develop your engineering skills. You will then have the opportunity to join either the full-time course or apply for operator positions within in the community.

    You will also develop your interview skills and ability to apply for a career in this exciting industry.

    You don’t need any qualifications, just the ‘hunger’ to get a job and the ‘want’ to learn a new skill.

  • What skills will I develop?

    • Understand CNC Machines- What are they and what aren’t they?
    • Learn Basic G-Code – The language of the machines
    • This course will use CNC simulators so you can see what the code you create actually does.
    • The course will provide you with the materials necessary to turn drawings into the code required to make it a physical part.
  • Careers

    Once you have completed this course you could join our full time provision or gain an apprenticeship or go straight into employment, the STEP UP programme helps you to make the right choice for your future

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills.

  • Other important information

    You are required to purchase safety boots, work gear and details of these will be discussed at interview. All other equipment such as power tools and safety aids, PPE, are supplied by the college as required

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