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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (QCF)

Course Code: C3032
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 17 Jun 18
Time: 09:00-16:30

This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels.

This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the mechanical / manufacturing engineering industry.  The course is two years duration and on successful completion, will be equivalent to three A levels.  Units covered in this course include, Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace, Mechanical Principles and Applications, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Engineering Design, Engineering Drawing for Technicians, Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques, Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques, Fabrication Processes and Technology, Welding Technology and Setting and Proving Secondary Processing Machines.  This course has been designed with many practical work activities included in the timetable.  Assessment is by practical/written assignments or written test, depending on the unit.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful completion of this course will lead directly onto further study on the one year Extended Diploma (top-up) in Construction & the Built Environment which, upon completion, will be equivalent to three A Levels. Alternatively the course may lead to employment within the manufacturing engineering sector.

Students can progress to higher education – HND Manufacturing Engineering, Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in a related discipline.  Alternatively the course may lead to employment within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least 15 points at GCSE (or equivalent) which includes Mathematics at Grade C or above and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification, Essential Skills Level 2 in Literacy).


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Attendance at an information session is mandatory in order that candidates can make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.

Contact Information

Tel: 028 9026 5452 or email: [email protected]