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Mechanical Principles

Course Rationale


This course has been designed specifically for engineers and technicians requiring a basic understanding of mechanical engineering principles. The course is suitable for engineers who are looking to cross skill and in particular for apprentices needing additional support.

This course has been endorsed for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification.



No qualifications are required although some experience of working in an engineering environment would be of benefit. Discussions with the Course Director are recommended.

Aims & Objectives


To provide a training course that specifically meets the needs of an engineering environment.

Course Content
  • Safety in the Workplace

  • Use of Hand Tools

  • Measurement & Limits and Fits

  • Engineering Drawing

  • Fasteners

  • Engineering Components and Assemblies

  • Force, Mass, Weight, Bending Moment and Torque

  • Stress and Materials

  • Friction

Method of Delivery

  • In course work and assessment

  • Practical work

  • End of course assessment

  • OakCAD NCT

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