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Manufacturing – Skills Bootcamp

This Manufacturing Skills Bootcamp will provide you with the opportunity to explore working in the manufacturing sector and will provide you with the initial skills you may require when starting a career in the manufacturing sector.

The first session will be based at Eaton Aerospace in South Molton and will give you the opportunity to have a tour of the manufacturing facility there and discuss the sector.

During the course you will also learn the following:

– Reading Engineering drawings: Learning how to understand first and third angle projection, how to interpret engineering drawings and the tolerancing systems associated with them.
– Using Measuring equipment: How to effectively read and use external micrometer, bore micrometer, depth micrometer, vernier height gauges, use gauges to good effect and digital callipers.
– Using tools and equipment to produce and assemble a product by hand: This will be the key part of the tuition and will be split into manufacturing individual items using hand-fitting techniques, to then assembling items that have been manufactured.
– Soldering: You will gain a basic understanding of the theory and practical skills associated with soldering.
– Preparation for interview/interview skills: You will gain an understanding of the questions you may be asked during an interview and gain an insight into the responses employers are seeking.

This Skills Bootcamp comprises 60 tutor-led hours delivered over 15 weeks for a 4-hour session once a week.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB690
Level : Level 3
Duration : 13 Weeks

Cost : Free

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Course details


The course will be delivered by Petroc’s experienced Engineering Team. To pass the course you will need to successfully complete all elements of the Skills Bootcamp

Your work experience day will enable you to implement all the skills you have gained and see how this will help you to be successful in this sector.


On successful completion, participants will have a good understanding of what is required to work in this sector and will be in a good position to apply for relevant vacancies.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

Tom Chambers

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