City and Guilds Award in Dimensional Metrology (Level 2)

This award in the subject of dimensional metrology is on the National Qualification Framework and is the first metrology qualification to be offered by City & Guilds. It is intended to support career entry or progression in the field of product quality and is available exclusively through Mitutoyo in the UK.

The award comprises at least two units, each lasting from one to five days, delivered at Mitutoyo UK training centres located at strategic locations throughout the country, with all training delivered by qualified Mitutoyo personnel.

Employer benefits

  • • Employees will gain skills that allow them to undertake a wider variety of work.
  • • Providing more training for your staff will result in a more effective and efficient workforce.
  • • Employees gain increased work satisfaction leading to higher staff retention.
  • • Enhancing in-house knowledge will improve your company’s ability to adopt and use advances in technology.
  • • Providing employee training enhances your company’s reputation and standing as a progressive and responsible employer.

 

Employee/trainee benefits

  • • Realise your full potential by working to your maximum capability.
  • • New skills can lead to more responsibilities within your company and help further your career.
  • • You will become much more efficient in your role, leaving more time to develop further skills.
  • • Job satisfaction increases in line with knowledge and skill development.

 

Everyone studies this unit as part of the award:

 Unit name  Duration  Course objectives
Fundamental principals of dimensional metrology

1 day Measurement and drawing interpretation, including ‘hands on’ practical exercises using a variety of instruments. This underpinning knowledge is essential for any employee who is required to carry out, define or analyse the results of dimensional measurement needs.

 

For the second part you have the choice of taking one of the following supplementary units:

 Unit name  Duration  Course objectives
Fundamental principals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

2 days Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) including drawing interpretation and application of geometric symbols including tolerance frames, shapes and modifiers such as MMC also Projected tolerance zones and reference datums.
Contact co-ordinate measurement

5 days (CNC)
4 days (Manual)
CMM programming based on the information given in engineering drawings. This will include skills such as probe calibration, establishing a coordinate system, writing and editing a part program including practical on-machine training.
Vision measurement

3 days VMM programming based on the information given in engineering drawings. This will include skills such as lens calibration, implementation of a coordinate system, element measuring techniques, writing and editing a part program, including on-machine training.
Surface measurement

1 day Surface measurement and its practical appliance on manufactured artefacts using a surface measurement machine. This will include skills such as stylus calibration, writing and editing a part program and data storage.
Roundness measurement

2 days Roundness measurement and its practical appliance on manufactured artefacts using a roundness measurement machine. This will include skills such as checking and changing the stylus, calibration, centring and levelling the machine, writing a part program and understanding machine outputs.
Contour measurement

2 days Contour measurement and its practical appliance on manufactured artefacts using a contour measurement machine. This will include skills such as stylus checking and changing, calibration of stylus and scales, tracing and storing scan data, investigating data and producing drawings.
Use of small dimensional metrology instruments

1 day Appropriate small tool selection and application for linear and angular measurement; correct use of analogue and digital instruments; handling, interpretation of measured results; common causes of error; calibration and care. Incorporates practical ‘hands on‘ training.

 

Training Calendar for City & Guilds accredited units

Contact support@mitutoyo.co.uk or call 01264 353123 for details of course availability and to make your reservation

Download a copy of the course prospectus here.

 

FAQ's

How will I be assessed?
By written and practical assessment, as appropriate to the unit, at the end of training.

What are the entry requirements?
There is no prior knowledge required for the Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology, but this must be completed before undertaking any supplementary unit.

Where are the courses held?
Courses are held at our four main training centres at Coventry, Andover, Halifax and East Kilbride.

When can I do the course?
Contact support@mitutoyo.co.uk or call 01264 353123 for details of course availability.

What does it cost?
The individual daily rate is £400.00 (ex VAT) inclusive of C&G registration at an MUK site. Group or multiple bookings of 5 or more participants are subject to reduced charges, please enquire for further details. Special prices also apply to education and approved training bodies.

What is included?
The price of each unit includes full training, a training manual, all exam fees plus lunch and refreshments on each day.

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