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FITTER AND TURNER
- Large industrial plants
It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are in possession of:
Fitting and Machining Theory
NCV Level 4
Completed with 7 subjects
(40% or higher is required)
GR 12 Mathematics
* 40% or higher is required
* Maths Literacy is not accepted
A further one week will be used to equip learners with life skills to ensure their competitive advantage in the working environment.
Four weeks are allowed for trade finishing.
The mentor will sign off a task in his/her logbook when the learner has been tested and has mastered the task. All applicable modules must be completed and signed off before the trade test is done
Fitters and turners are highly skilled craftspeople who manufacture, construct, assemble and fit components for machinery, vehicles, installations and other apparatus or articles. Fitter and turners are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of such equipment.
Fitters and turners first select and mark off the material required according to exact measurements on blueprints, drawings or a model. They then shape the rough piece of metal into its final form with power-operated tools such as lathes, milling, drilling and planing machines. Finally they fit the parts required to complete the machine or article and inspect and test the final assembly for true fit.