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Engineering Courses

Fitting and Turning Courses


Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you want to learn how to work with machinery? Do you want an in-demand skill set? And are you interested in a technical career?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to these questions, a course in fitting and turning might be a good choice for you.

Study Fitting and Turning Courses via distance learning at Oxbridge Academy

Fitting and turning courses teach you how to fit and assemble, maintain, and repair various types of machinery. Oxbridge Academy allows you to complete your fitting and turning course from home via distance learning. This means that you don’t have to attend any formal classes. Instead, you can complete your studies in your own time and at your own pace, which means that you can even work while you study.

Here is the list of fitting and turning courses that we offer:

Why study fitting and turning?

If you consider yourself a craftsman with a passion for manufacturing, constructing, and assembling components for machinery, then studying fitting and turning might be a good choice for you. Studying a course in fitting and turning will give you the opportunity to gain the skills you need to pursue a career in this direction. It will also give you the technical foundation that you need to branch out into other aspects of mechanical engineering, such as boilermaking or millwright work.

Once you have completed your N1 – N3 certificates, you could look for an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner, or you could study further to complete your N4 – N6 Fitting and Turning certificates. Once you have completed the practical component of your training (usually through an apprenticeship or learnership), you can take the relevant trade test to become a qualified artisan.

Fill in the contact form to find out more about studying fitting and turning at Oxbridge Academy.

Working as a fitter and turner

What duties will I have to perform if I work as a fitter and turner?

As part of your daily activities, you may be expected to:

  • Measure machinery components to make sure they are the correct size
  • Weld and assemble metal machinery components
  • Make sure that all machinery joints are secure
  • Inspect machinery and tools, ensuring that all parts are in working order
  • Carry out maintenance and repairs on machinery as required


Aside from the technical knowledge and skills required, you will also need the following skills if you want to work in fitting and turning:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • The ability (and willingness) to carry out physical work

Want to find out more about becoming a fitter and turner?

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