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Skills to Advance Milling- Evenings

The aim of the programme is to enable the learner develop the knowledge, skills and competence to set up and safely operate, under supervision, a verticle milling machine.

Start Date: 02-04-2023Hours/week: 08 Hrs 00 MinsDuration: 6 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants must have achieved a QQI Level 3 Major Award or its equivalent

Age Requirements
Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age

Learning Aptitude
Good numerical and communication skills are essential including verbal and written command of the English language.

Previous Experience

Module Award Body
Milling – 4N2886 Milling (4N2886) QQI
Induction (Evenings)
On completion of the Training Programme learners will be to:

1- Explain the various parts of the vertical milling machine and their operations, including distinguishing the main differences between vertical, horizontal and universal milling machines.

2- Explain how the milling machine is setup to produce production pieces.

3- Explain the difference between climb milling and up milling.

4- Apply safe working practices while operating a milling machine.

5- Interpret simple component drawings.

6- Prepare a vertical milling machine to produce production pieces, including identify and select milling cutter (slot drills, end mills, face mills), align milling head and machine vice, use auto lock and dead lock chuck for mounting cutters, select correct speeds and feeds on the machine for cutters, and select the appropriate settings for metal removal.

7- Operate a vertical milling machine to produce production pieces to specification, including machining parallel surfaces to specified size, square surfaces to specified size, angular surfaces to specified angle, holes to specified positions, and open end slots to specified size, position and depth.

8- Operate measuring equipment to establish production piece is to specification, including dial test indicator (DTI), vernier gauge, micrometer, rule, square, combination set, parallel strips and surface roughness gauge.

9- Maintain the milling machine, tools and equipment as per manufacturer’s recommendations and carry out routine maintenance of the machine.


Evening Training


Waterford Training centre, Cork Road , Waterford , X91 PX02


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Teresa Greene Catherine Prendergast


051 301564/ 051 301593