If you wish to pursue a career in an exciting and diverse industry and are good with practical work and have an eye for detail, Manufacturing Engineering could be a great career for you. This course, Improving Operational Performance (Manufacturing Engineering) is designed for those who want to work in an engineering environment and undertake the best possible preparation to achieving trained operator status within the industry. Learners will normally be employed as a semi-skilled machinist or tool-room craftsperson. The working environment can be dirty and may involve working outdoors and travelling around the area and beyond.
During the course, you will study: Safe Working Practices in Engineering Environment; Working Effectively & Efficiently in Engineering; Using & Communicating Technical Information; Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques; Preparing & Using Lathes for Turning Operations; Preparing & using Milling Machines; Engineering Environmental Awareness; Engineering Techniques; Engineering Principles; Fitting & Assembly Techniques; Turning & Milling Techniques & Technology; Understanding Computer Aided Drawing (CAD).
Completion of this programme can lead to full-time employment as a skilled Machinist, following completion of work based learning (NVQ), or other options for further education such as a HNC qualification.
You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Assessment is a combination of practical observations within the workplace and online written assignments.