Engineering (2850) Machining C&G Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Engineering (2850) Machining C&G Level 3 Diploma Study Mode: Part-time   |    Course Level: 3

The 2850 Machining Level 3 qualification is ideally suited if you are working as a machinist or assembly operator within the engineering industry and forms part of the advanced apprenticeship framework.  

It provides an entry level qualification into engineering in which you will learn basic workshop skills, safe working practices and engineering communication, as well as practical skills in machining such as lathes, milling, CAD and CNC.

To access this course you are required to be:

  • On an existing industry-based apprenticeship programme OR
  • Currently working inthe engineering industry 

On this course you will study the following modules:  

  • Working safely in an engineering environment  
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively  
  • Machining principles 
  • Producing components on a lathe 
  • Producing components on a milling machine   
  • Producing components using CNC   
  • Producing drawings and models using CAD   

By studying this course you will gain: 

  •  An introduction to the engineering profession 
  • Knowledge and understanding of metal work techniques 
  • Skills in machining techniques 
  • An understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workplace 
  • Using 2D and 3D CAD software

Throughout the course you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Observation or practical tasks
  • Written assessments
  • Assignments
  • Research
  • Online exams

Completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Complete your intermediate apprenticeship 
  • Move to an advanced apprenticeship 
  • Progress to a Level 4 higher education qualification (such as an HNC) in engineering - if you do not have the required level of maths for this qualification you will be required to enrol on the part-time Bridging Maths for Engineering course)  


We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard lathes, milling machines, pillar drill, bench fitting and CAD suites. This can then progress onto CNC and advanced machining. 

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 and showcasing your talents in competitions such as the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

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