Manufacturing Engineering Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Manufacturing Engineering Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time   |    Course Level: 3

If you want to gain an indepth knowledge of engineering principles and how these are applied in the industry, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering will develop your understanding of materials, mechanical principles, engineering processes, hydraulics and pneumatics.  

The pre-apprenticeship programme will cover essential topics relating to engineering technology and build on skills you learnt on the Level 2 programme.   

Completion of the course will enable you to apply for a job as a CAD designer, materials engineer, manufacturing engineer, maintenance engineer, tool maker, fabricator, welder or machine operative, progress to an advanced engineering apprenticeship or study for a higher level engineering qualification. 

To access this course you are required to have: 

  • Four or more GCSEs at Grade 5 or above or above including maths and English, and preferably science  
  • Relevant industry-related qualification such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering 
  • An interview at college and an online assessment based around engineering principles 


During this course you will study a selection from the following modules: 

  • Mechanical principles and applications 
  • Communications for technicians 
  • Engineering project 
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians 
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials 
  • Computer aided drafting in engineering 
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices 
  • Engineering secondary and finishing techniques 
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace 
  • Engineering primary forming processes 
  • Engineering drawing for technicians 
  • Computer numberial control 
  • Manufacturing processes 
  • Engineering design 
  • Primary forming 

By studying this course you will: 

  • Develop your understanding of engineering principles 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of technical information and its application in a working environment  
  • Develop an appreciation of maintenance procedures in the engineering industry  
  • Learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to solve engineering problems  
  • Understand the relevance and implications of a range of engineering processes 

Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation or practical sessions, written assessments, assignments and research. 

Successful completion of the course will enable you to: 

  • Apply for a job in the engineering industry as a CAD designer, materials engineer, manufacturing engineer, maintenance engineer, tool maker, fabricator, welder or machine operative
  • Pursue an engineering apprenticeship  
  • Progress to a higher level engineering qualification such as the BTEC Level 4 HNC 

We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, as well as fabrication and welding equipment such as Tig, Mig and Arc welders and CAD suites. 

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from inspirational speakers, taking part in fundraising events and showcasing your talents in competitions such as the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition. 

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