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Manufacturing Engineering National Extended Diploma level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Manufacturing Engineering National Extended Diploma level 3
Code C2919
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is for anyone seeking a career in manufacturing, production/design, and mechanical engineering and will provide you with the theory, knowledge, and skills to pursue a range of jobs within this industry. With a national shortage of qualified engineers, the government has identified education in engineering as a priority area for the UK and one with extensive career prospects.


In this vocational-focused course, you will be engaged in a range of specialist subjects with hands-on practical elements as well as applying theories in a working situation. Your first year will cover up to 9 modules across all essential areas of engineering including, engineering design, mechanical principles, engineering mathematics, and electrical principles. Building upon your studies in the first year, in year two you will undertake a further 8 modules including a major project in which you will apply learning from previous modules.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is via written and practical assignments, presentations, and in-class controlled assessments, completed over the two years. You will need to evidence in your work that your skills and understanding are sufficient to pass each unit or achieve higher grades. Additionally, there is an external examination for maths and science and an externally-set practical assessment.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference and 90% attendance at your last place of work or study. You will also need four GCSEs in English, maths, a science-based subject and one other subject at grade 5 or above. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled onto a study programme, which may include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Your next steps...

Having successfully gained the level 3 qualification you will be able to apply for higher-level study on related university degree level courses or the level 4 Higher National Certificate with Leicester College. You can also progress into employment within the fields of manufacture, production, design, mechanical engineering and maintenance at technician or trainee engineer level.



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