This course is aimed at individuals working in the engineering sector in a role where they carry our material processing or finishing.
The typical work roles that are suitable for this course are;
Process Engineer (Casting) - Responsible for ensuring the process is continually optimised. This will be by defining key process variables, implementing control measures and managing result data to ensure optimum performance is maintained.
Mould and Core Maker (semi-skilled) - Making or forming wax or sand cores or moulds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.
Sand Caster - Producing sand moulds using loose and plated patterns. Locating, assembling and setting cores. Closing and securing sand moulds for casting Die Caster Press Tool & Mould Design / Modification, 3D Surface Modelling, Die Pattern and Casting Checks, Part Inspections and Quality Confirmations, Project control, Cost tracking, Supplier Support, Production Support and Process Planning.
The course can be used for those indiviuals with prior knowledge and skills who are yet to obtain formal recognition for these skills
Although the course will confirm an individuals' understanding of theory and their ability to apply these by way of practical activities, it will also challege and stretch the learner, where there are gaps in their knowlege or practical skills.
The learner must be in full-time employment and workiing in a material processing or finishing role
The course is delivered at the individuals place of work, with the College Assessor visiting every 6-8 weeks.
During an Assessor visit, actions are agreed and a continued portfolio of evidience is built moving forward, proving the learners' understanding of the theory behind the subject matter and ability to apply this in their day to day practical activities.
Apart from the course fee, there is no other cost
On completing this course, the learner might want to consider an alternative NVQ Level 3 course, or a NVQ level 2 in Business Improvement Techniques.