Abrasive Wheels College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is intended for staff who will use grinding machines for construction, maintenance, installation, modification operations or in workshops. The aim of this course is to train participants in the key skills and knowledge required to enable them to completely select, inspect, mount and check abrasive wheels as per the manufacturer’s instructions and according to current legislation.

The one day course covers in the morning session, theoretical and practical sessions on the correct selection, inspection and mounting of wheels and the afternoon session shall cover practical cutting and grinding a variety of materials.

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements.

Nine points of training in abrasive wheels -

  • Accidents and potential accidents
  • PPE requirements
  • Legislation
  • Types of wheels
  • Grades of wheel
  • Wheel markings
  • Inspection of machines
  • Inspection of wheels
  • Mounting wheels

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

Candidates are assessed by completion of a theoretical question paper and a practical assessment.

How long will my course last?

A one day short course.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

A waiting list system is used for this course. Please contact Admissions for the next relevant start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Other relevant courses.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Abrasive Wheels College Certificate

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