Level 3 Engineering Manufacturing Technician


Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are at least four GCSEs, including Maths and English Language, at grade 4 or higher.

To progress into a second year of study (onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma course) you are required to pass your Foundation Diploma year.

What's Involved

The EAL Level 3 Technical Diploma / Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies is a Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ). It has been specifically designed for learners in full time education who are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector, including occupations and job roles such as maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, welder and/or fabricator, and electrical and/or electronic engineer. The qualification is also suitable for other learners, including adults, who would like to progress to a higher level course.

The vast majority of employers require certain technical skills and knowledge and they also look for employability skills to ensure that employees are effective in the workplace. These skills include self-management, team-working, business awareness, problem solving, communication, literacy and numeracy. Throughout the course students are helped to develop a range of employability skills.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for one mandatory core unit and one optional unit and Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the other our mandatory core units and other units within the qualification structure. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for one mandatory core unit and one optional unit and Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the other four mandatory core units and other units within the qualification structure.

Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.

Learners must achieve a Pass in ALL components for the qualification to be awarded.

What's Next

Successful completion opens the door to a wealth of opportunity in the engineering sector. Students will be well-placed to progress to university full-time or to a higher apprenticeship, where they will typically continue their higher education studies part time at Level 4.

Students can also gain access to employment directly. Typical job roles include: Mechanical Fitter, Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Sheet Metal Worker, CNC Operator, Welder.

The vast majority of employers require certain technical skills and knowledge and they also look for employability skills to ensure that employees are effective in the workplace. These skills include self-management, team-working, business awareness, problem solving, communication, literacy and numeracy. Throughout the course students are helped to develop a range of employability skills.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

This course is designed as a full time study programme route for 16-18 year olds only, or those who hold an EHC plan.

This course is funded for many adults, depending on circumstances. Adults are able to enrol to this course and your fees may be covered. Please contact our student finance team to discuss your situation on 01325 503030

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Engineering Technologies
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: EMTA Awards Limited
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: September 2021

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