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CNC Programming - Numerical Computing

Accredited by CPD | Complete Video Lessons from Expert Instructor | Tutor Support Included

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£12 inc VAT
Study method
1 hour · Self-paced
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Ever wondered how they manufacture materials having intricate designs? Probably you have seen machines operating automatically and shaping, forming different materials with attractive layouts. Well, these are done by CNC machines. And to be an efficient CNC machinist, you will need to be an expert in CNC programming. In this course, we will give you an introductory overview of CNC programming.

The CNC Programming online course is designed to provide individuals with a comprehensive understanding of how to program and operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the principles of CNC, the different types of CNC machines, and the software and programming languages used to operate them.

Throughout the course, individuals will learn about the principles of CNC and the different types of CNC machines and their uses. They will also learn about the software and programming languages used to operate CNC machines, such as G-code and CNC programming languages, and how to create and edit CNC programs. Additionally, the course will cover key aspects of CNC operations, including how to set up and operate CNC machines, perform basic maintenance and troubleshoot common problems, and interpret engineering drawings and blueprints.

This course is ideal for professionals working in the manufacturing, engineering or machining field, including CNC machinists, engineers, technicians, and anyone looking to improve their understanding of CNC Programming. It is also suitable for professionals looking to enhance their CNC programming skills and advance their careers.

By the end of the course, individuals will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of CNC, the various CNC machine types, and how to utilise them.
  • Distinguish the software and coding languages used to run CNC machines, as well as how to write and update CNC programmes.
  • Acknowledge essential elements of CNC operations, such as how to instal and run CNC machines, how to conduct basic maintenance, and how to solve typical issues.
  • Comprehend how to read engineering diagrams and blueprints
  • Discover how to write CNC programmes to make components


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum -

  • Module 01: Scope of the Course
  • Module 02: Numerical Control of Machine Tools
  • Module 03: Computer Numerical Control Syst
  • Module 04: Components of Computer Numerical Control Syst
  • Module 05: Point-to-Point Computer Numerical Control Syst Machines
  • Module 06: Incremental & Absolute Computer Numerical Control Syst Machines
  • Module 07: Open & Close Control Loop Computer Numerical Control Syst Machines
  • Module 08: 2 &3 Axes Computer Numerical Control Syst Machines
  • Module 09: Importance of Higher axes Machining
  • Module 10: Programming Format
  • Module 11: Cartesian Coordinate System
  • Module 12: How to Write a Program
  • Module 13: Basic Programming (Absolute Mode)
  • Module 14: Basic Programming (Incremental)
  • Module 15: A Simple Coding Exercise
  • Module 16: Applications of Computer Numerical Control Syst

Course Assessment

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score will be displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to order a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Exam & Retakes:
It is to inform our learners that the initial exam for this online course is provided at no additional cost. In the event of needing a retake, a nominal fee of £9.99 will be applicable.

Upon successful completion of the assessment procedure, learners can obtain their certification by placing an order and remitting a fee of £9 for PDF Certificate and £15 for the Hardcopy Certificate within the UK ( An additional £10 postal charge will be applicable for international delivery).

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for the following:

  • Individuals who are seeking to become proficient in CNC programming
  • Manufacturing and machining professionals who want to improve their CNC programming skills
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians who want to improve their understanding of CNC programming
  • Individuals who are interested in the field of manufacturing and machining
  • Students of engineering or manufacturing who want to gain knowledge and skills in CNC programming


This An Introduction to CNC Programming course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements.

Career path

  • CNC Machinist: £20,000 to £35,000
  • CNC Operator: £20,000 to £35,000
  • CNC Maintenance Technician: £24,000 to £40,000
  • CNC Service Engineer: £24,000 to £40,000

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Michel Matha asked:

I am interesting to apply for this courses and need to apply for Assessment of financial circumstances and they ask me all details about this courses.


Dear Michel, It is an online-based course accredited by the CPD for personal development. You will get 1-year access to the course starting from the purchase date to complete the course at your own pace. Thanks.

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Michel Matha asked:

I am looking a course as a CNC turner in Oldham setter programming


Dear Michel, This is a personal development course designed to improve your skills in this field. We believe that doing this course will add value to your CV. Thanks

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