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Level 3 Certificate in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programming for Machining

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  • QLS Endorsed Hard Copy Certificate - Free
  • CPD Accredited Hard Copy Certificate - £9.99
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In a world where precision and efficiency reign supreme, mastering the art of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming opens doors to a realm of endless possibilities. Welcome to a journey where your creativity meets technology, where lines of code sculpt metal into masterpieces, and where innovation knows no bounds. This isn't just a course; it's a gateway to shaping the future, one meticulously programmed step at a time.

Unlock the secrets of CNC with our Level 3 Certificate course, designed to elevate your understanding of this transformative technology. Delve deep into the intricacies of numerical control, unravel the mysteries of CNC systems, and harness the power of precision machining like never before. From dissecting the components of CNC machines to mastering the Cartesian Coordinate System, each module is a stepping stone towards becoming a virtuoso in CNC programming.

Prepare to be enthralled as you dive into the world of CNC programming, where creativity merges seamlessly with technology to redefine what's possible. Join us on this exhilarating journey, and let your imagination take flight in the boundless realm of CNC.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of CNC systems and their components.
  • Master the intricacies of point-to-point and multi-axis CNC machines.
  • Develop proficiency in writing and executing CNC programs.
  • Explore the applications of CNC across various industries.
  • Acquire the skills to tackle real-world machining challenges with precision.
  • Cultivate a mindset of innovation and adaptability in CNC programming.


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★★Level 3 Certificate in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programming for Machining★★

  • Module 1: Scope of the Course
  • Module 2: Numerical Control of Machine Tools
  • Module 3: CNC- Computer Numerical Control System
  • Module 4: Components of CNCs
  • Module 5: Point to Point CNC Machines
  • Module 6: Incremental & Absolute CNC Machines
  • Module 7: Open & Close Control Loop CNC Machines
  • Module 8: 2 &3 Axes CNC Machines
  • Module 9: Importance of Higher axes Machining
  • Module 10: Programming Format
  • Module 11: Cartesian Coordinate System
  • Module 12: How to Write a Program
  • Module 13: Basic CNC Programming (Absolute Mode)
  • Module 14: Basic CNC Programming (Incremental)
  • Module 15: A Simple Coding Exercise
  • Module 16: Applications of CNC

Certificate of Achievement Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

Learners will be able to achieve an endorsed certificate after completing the course as proof of their achievement. You can order the endorsed certificate for Free to be delivered to your home by post. For international students, there is an additional postage charge of £10.


The Quality Licence Scheme (QLS) has endorsed this course for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. The QLS is a UK-based organisation that sets standards for non-regulated training and learning. This endorsement means that the course has been reviewed and approved by the QLS and meets the highest quality standards.

Who is this course for?

★★Level 3 Certificate in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programming for Machining★★

Who is this course for:

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Production Managers
  • CNC Operators


★★Level 3 Certificate in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programming for Machining★★

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Career path

★★Level 3 Certificate in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programming for Machining★★

Career Paths:

  • CNC Programmer: £25,000 - £45,000
  • Manufacturing Engineer: £30,000 - £50,000
  • Quality Control Inspector: £20,000 - £35,000
  • Production Supervisor: £25,000 - £40,000
  • CNC Machinist: £20,000 - £35,000

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CPD Accredited PDF Certificate

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Hard copy certificate - Included

CPD Accredited Hard Copy Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

CPD Accredited Hard Copy Certificate

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  • Inside the UK: Free
  • Outside of the UK: £9.99 each


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