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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

City & Guilds

Level 3


The Level 3 Diploma in Engineering will provide learners with a range of technical skills and knowledge enabling them to either gain employment or progress into further training within the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. Although learners are likely to have already completed a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, they can progress directly into the Level 3 qualification.


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Course Content

The qualification includes mandatory and optional units, allowing learners to specialise in one of a number of engineering disciplines. Those available at South West College include Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Core units: Engineering Health and Safety; Engineering Principles. Specialist units: Welding; Maintenance; Mechatronics; Machining; Pneumatics; Hydraulics; PLC Programming; Platework Fabrication.

Assessment Method

Assessment includes two online examinations, a written engineering principles examination, and three practical assignments relating to the chosen pathway.

Progression Opportunities

The qualification provides knowledge and practical skills related to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance, Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Fabrication and Welding and Technical Support. Learners who successfully complete Level 3 may progress into supervisory roles within the Engineering industry. Alternatively, learners may wish to progress to a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeship.

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Entry Requirements

Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, or GCSE grade C in Maths, Physics or Technology.

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