Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Year two) - City of Wolverhampton College

Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Year two) Study Mode: Full Time   |    Course Level: 3

If you enjoy engineering and want to further your knowledge and understanding of the theory behind principles used in the industry, or want to progress to gain a higher level qualification such as a HNC, HND or degree, this course will develop your skills in a range of specialist areas such as mechanical principles and applications, business principles, technical information and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

This Level 3 pre-apprenticeship programme is mainly an academic theory-based programme and you will learn by applying your knowledge to analyse and find solutions to a range of industry-based situations that occur in a real working environment.

Completion of the course will enable you to enter the engineering industry working in areas such as product manufacturing or quality control etc, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to a higher education qualification.

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.

This is a one year full-time course and, as part of your studies you will also need to undertake 30 hours work experience.

As the extended diploma is progression from the Level 3 qualification you are required to have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (90 credit) and have achieved a merit or higher. 

All applicants will be required to attend an admissions interview and complete a diagnostic assessment based on engineering principles.    

Mature applicants without the required qualifications, but with relevant industry experience, will be assessed for their suitability for the course during the interview process.

During the course you will study the following:

  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Health and safety
  • CAD
  • CNC
  • Further mechanical principles and applications
  • Selecting and using programmable controllers
  • Electro pneumatic and haydraulic systems and devices
  • Engineering primary forming processes
  • Engineering design
  • Manufacturing planning
  • Welding technology
  • Setting and proving machining processes
  • Applications of computer numerical control in engineering
  • Machining

By studying this course you will:

  • Gain an indepth understanding of business principles
  • Understand the importance of team work in an industry environment
  • Gain an understanding of computer systems used in the engineering industry
  • Learn about the importance and application of business improvement techniques

The qualification is assessed through a series of criterion-based assignments and technical skills tests for each unit, allowing you to develop the knowledge and skills required by the industry and prepare you for Level 4 (higher education) qualifications.

You will work towards achieving an overall grade for the qualifiation - pass/merit/distinction - along with individual grades for each unit taken. 

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Gain employment in the engineering industry in various roles such as a manufacturing engineer, maintenance engineer, product control etc
  • Pursue an engineering apprenticeship
  • Progress to a higher level engineering qualification such as a HNC, HND or university degree
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