Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 September 2022|
|Course code||FLR3EDF (2223)|
Who is it for?
For students that have completed a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification or candidates that have suitable working skills and knowledge. It may be possible to study A Level Maths alongside this qualification. Please ask at interview stage. This qualification can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including: Engineering operative; Engineering maintenance technician; Mechanical engineering technician; You can also progress onto any of the following courses:
- Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
- Level 4 HNC in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering
- Level 5 Foundation Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering
Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, and a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 including Maths.
What does the course involve?
This extended course develops the skills and techniques learnt on the Level 1 and 2 Engineering courses and progresses your understanding of the demands of a career in engineering. Our experienced and expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and help you achieve your potential. The course combines practical and classroom learning to give you a fully rounded understanding of engineering and equip you for the next stage of your education or allow you to progress smoothly into work in engineering.
The course covers the following units:
- Engineering health & safety
- Engineering principles
- Principles of mechanical manufacturing
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC).
You will learn through a combination of practical and classroom-based sessions.
How is the course assessed?
Includes online and written exams, practical assessment, and portfolio completion.
How much does it cost?
As a college Engineering student you will be expected to wear an Engineering uniform. There may be opportunities to visit Engineering facilities and trade shows. Some course work will be set around these visits and activities. Fees are dependent upon age: 16-18 Full-time students normally it is free of charge. Students will be expected to provide their own overalls/clothing for workshop, safety shoes.
The successful completion of the course will enable you to secure a job as a production engineer in the industry, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or a HNC / HND in Engineering. HNCs in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Mechanical Engineering are available to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.
We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email email@example.com
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Previous school: Church Stretton School
I came here because I'm interested in Engineering. I really enjoyed doing my final project and having the creativity to come up with my own design and I have also enjoyed working with hydraulics. I achieved D*D*D* in my Diploma and am now going on to do an Apprenticeship. The teachers are helpful and the equipment at the College is state-of-the-art.
Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford
Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.
Level 2 Fabrication and Welding
Previous school: Charlton School
I’m a practical person, so I wanted to do something with my hands. I didn’t have any experience before, but the teachers were really good at guiding me through. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the staff let me work to my own pace really helped. I have now secured an Apprenticeship with Caterpillar in Shrewsbury, and I can see myself being there for some time. I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened unless I’d been on this course as at my interview they seemed really impressed with what I was doing.
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