Machine Practices

L2 Level 2
Part Time
13 September 2021 — 4 February 2022
Barry Campus
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.

About this course

The course is designed for those wishing to improve their basic machining skills.

This is available for people with a genuine interest in engineering machining, both basic lathe and basic milling.

This is an ideal opportunity to upskill and enhance both your employment prospects and progression opportunities.

What you will study

You will study:

  • Safe operating practices of lathes and Milling machinery
  • Basic lathe techniques
  • Basic Milling techniques
  • Hand skills associated with both milling and turning
  • Health and Safety and safe working practices
  • Introduction to engineering drawings

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £50.00

Entry requirements

Applicants will be considered based on interview and a satisfactory desire and commitment to complete the course they would wish to study.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

13 September 2021

End date

4 February 2022

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week


Barry Campus
Maps & directions

Course code



QPEO2001N Working Safely in an Engineeri


What our students say

I wanted to get into an industry which was hands on, and I could learn on the job, which I have been able to do with my apprenticeship. In my first year of college we were covering health and safety and how to behave on site and this was really helpful with my apprenticeship. When I have completed my apprenticeship I would like to work for a few years then start my own business, where I will be able to employ apprentices just like me.

Lewis Hill
Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprentice

Career prospects & further study

The course is designed to give learners the skills required to perform basic engineering machine tasks.

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Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ