CNC Machining of Materials

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name CNC Machining of Materials
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 3803
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Diploma at UK Level 3  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland City and Guilds None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Limerick City
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Expand+Start Date: October

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Duration 27 weeks, 3 hours per week. Wednesday, 7.00pm - 10.00pm.
Course Fee

Expand+€625. Additional City & Guilds examination / registration fees also apply.

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Entry Requirements Completed Leaving Certificate or Equivalent. Industry experience is desirable but not essential.
Financial Support

Expand+Lit Student Concession Fees
Students registered on full time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at LIT at the time of registration, may be eligible for a 25% reduction on Flexible Learning programme fees and are also eligible for substantial ...


Expand+Qualification: CNC Machining of Materials (City & Guilds Award 2850 -326).

Flexible Learning Withdrawal And Refund Policy
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Course Content Aims
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
• be able to set-up CNC machine tools
• be able to produce parts using CNC machine tools
• be able to reinstate the work area
Subjects Taught 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.
Assessment Method Students can complete a range of LIT assessments and be provided with a Special Purpose Award for the module. These LIT assessments include a continuous assessment plus a written examination.

Students are also eligible to register for and sit the CILT CPC Examination. Details of these examinations are provided by the CILT at

Normally these examinations are held in January, June and September each year.
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802

For academic queries:
Contact: Ciaran O’Loughlin
Location LIT Moylish