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Dates: 20/04/18 - 29/06/18
Days: Friday 19:00 - 21:00
Sessions: 10
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S53008B09AV
Fees: Standard - £120.00
Concessionary - £120.00

Course Information

Got that clock that hasn’t worked for a while, then this is your chance to discover the intricate world of mechanical clockwork. You can learn what makes them tick, take them to bits and reassemble them in working order. See into the marvels of cogs, springs and even chiming works and have the satisfaction of repairing something that would otherwise languish unloved.

What are the overall aims of the course?

To dismantle safely a mechanical clock then identify any faults. To use special tools to carry out repairs. Clean the clock then rebuild it in a working state.

What will I learn on the course?

Identify possible faults in a clock.
Dismantle movement
Carry out typical repairs
Use horological tools appropriately
Clean clock
Reassemble the movement

Are there any entry requirements?

List any relevant qualifications, knowledge or skills required for this course including IT, English & maths and the level of English required – delete or add to as applicable

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

You will need to bring your own mechanical clock to work obtained at your own expense. You will need to bring and take it/the parts away at each session. Advice can be given in advance of the course.

Important: The clock should have a pendulum mechanism. Clocks with small balances and/or watches are not suitable. Electrical and quartz battery are not suitable to start on.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

A mechanical clock.
Any simple hand tools you may have to hand, such as pliers, screwdrivers, tweezers and the like but do not buy any at the start; seek advice from the tutor.
Sealable plastic containers to put parts in.
Recording devices may be useful such as a phone or camera.
Note book.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Sutton College Clock courses

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