Awarding Body: City and Guilds Qualification on offer: Level 3 Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
Summary of course
The City and Guilds 2850-34 - Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering is a two year course, one day a week. To obtain the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering a student must successfully complete six units, two of which must be Units 301 and 302 (Engineering industry and Engineering technology).
The course is has a very 'practical' element and theory classes are included to support the practical activities.
These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles including:
- Engineering operative
- Mechanical engineering technician
The units you will study are likely to include:
301 - Engineering Health and Safety 302 - Engineering principles 307 - Principles of mechanical manufacturing engineering 323 - Machining materials by turning 324 - Machining materials by milling 325 - Machining materials by grinding or: 327 - Detailed fitting of materials
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
The mandatory core units 301 - Engineering health and safety and 302 Engineering principles are assessed by a City & Guilds online multiple-choice assessment.
The Principles of mechanical manufacturing engineering' unit is assessed by a short-answer question paper.
All other units are assessed by assignment which contains practical and knowledge tasks.
The practical aspect of the assignments are centre devised with guidance provided by City & Guilds.
The knowledge aspect of the assignments (short-answer questions) is provided by City & Guilds. Assessment components are graded (Pass, Merit, Distinction). A pass is the achievement level required for the knowledge and understanding in an NVQ and generally represents the ability to follow instructions and procedures. Merit and distinction represent increasing levels of ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to independently resolve problems.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is ideal for students who:
- intend to follow Apprenticeship and Advanced Modern Apprenticeship programmes
- wish for career progression within the Engineering industry
- wish to develop the skills learnt from other qualifications
require evidence towards the underpinning knowledge of the N/SVQ.
This award is designed to contribute towards the knowledge and understanding for the N/SVQs in Engineering Level 3 (City & Guilds 1788), while containing additional skills and knowledge which go beyond the scope of the National Occupational Standards. It provides a valuable alternative for those students who do not have access to the N/SVQ. Students must follow one of eight engineering pathways. Successful students will receive a certificate endorsed with their chosen pathway, in this case it will be endorsed as L3 Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.
This level is ideal for experienced students with an understanding and practical experience of specialist engineering technologies and principles.
This course is also beneficial to people wishing to train for a career move.
Entry Requirements for new students
For this part-time course you must be employed in the industry.
It is expected that students should have the Level 2 Certificate in Engineering (2800), Level 2 Diploma in Engineering MME (2850) or equivalent in order to be able to satisfactorily complete the course of study. You should also hold a GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths or Level 2 equivalent.
You will be required to participate an initial assessment of your literacy and numeracy skills in order to make a judgement about your ability to successfully achieve the units on this course.
As well as the GCSE grades stipulated, other methods of entry requirements that will be considered are:
- A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject
- An Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject
Please call us in 0300 123 2344 to speak with one of our tutors before enrolling onto this course.
General Info (materials required for the course)
For further information please contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344.