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ETCAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

Level 3


The Level 3 NVQ Diploma covers a range of mechanical manufacturing engineering disciplines related to the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sector. It allows learners to demonstrate their occupational competence through the development of skills and gaining of knowledge.


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Course Content

Core Units: Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements; Using and Interpreting Engineering Drawings and Documents; Working efficiently and effectively in Engineering. Selected units are the chosen to support learners in one of the following pathways: Machining; CNC Machining; Machine Tool Setting; Fitting and Assembly. City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering will also be completed as knowledge by learners at this stage.

Assessment Method

Practical evidence will be assessed in the workplace. Knowledge evidence will be assessed by completion of City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering, involving a number of written and practical assessments.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who successfully complete Level 3 may progress into supervisory, managerial or technical fields within the Engineering industry. Alternatively, learners may wish to progress to a Level 4 HNC in Engineering, a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeship.

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Entry Requirements

This is a work related, stand alone, competence based qualification, with no formal entry requirements. Learners should have the opportunity to gather work based evidence. This may suit those currently in employment and wish to have their competence within the Engineering sector recognised.

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