CNC Specialist Apprenticeship

CNC Specialist Apprenticeship

CNC Specialist Apprenticeship

What is a CNC Specialist?

A CNC Specialist produces components using CNC machines. This includes setting up, operating and maintaining CNC machines and saws to cut, plane, shape and sand all types of wood and man-made wood components.
They have an interest in computers and machines. They need to be able to work using their own initiative and motivate themselves. CNC Specialists work in environments where an ability to work to targets in terms of output and quality standards is essential.
Work based learning will provide hands on experience and help to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to meet your employer business needs, without the need to attend college

What is the Apprenticeship Standard?

This is a new style of Apprenticeship. Standards are occupation-focused, they are not qualification-led.
The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship and the apprentice is assessed at the end.
They need to prove that they can carry out all aspects of their job.  They develop transferable skills and gain credibility too.
The Apprentice will gather evidence from the workplace, which will be placed into an electronic portfolio.  They will also study eLearning and eTesting modules as well as receiving high quality training from experienced Didac staff.

As a CNC Specialist, you will learn a number of skills, depending upon the type of business you are working in.
These can be wide ranging from small workshops to large scale factories.
This programme is designed to give an excellent grounding for anyone who wants a career working with CNC machines.
You will learn how to use CNC machines to make components.
  • learn about the organisation and industry
  • learn about materials
  • set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment
  • make and use jigs

  • collaboration & adaptability
  • time management
  • pride in the workplace
  • achieve quality and output targets
  • maintain tools & equipment

  • communication
  • CNC machinery
  • tooling
  • legal requirements
  • problem solving

  • organisation
  • policies and procedures
  • materials
  • health & safety
  • quality standards

Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths must achieve this Level and take the test for Level 2 before taking the endpoint assessment
What is EPA?
Endpoint assessment (EPA) is an holistic and independent assessment, designed to test whether an apprentice has gained the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the relevant standard, and it grades the apprentice according to their performance.
EPA must be carried out by an end point assessment organisation which is listed on the register of end point assessment organisations.


  • The minimum duration is one year before taking the end-point assessment.

Delivery Location

  • National Delivery within the workplace


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Woodwise Academy,
Crews Hole Road,

Tel: 0800 773 4230
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