Manufacturing Engineering Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, including Mathematics, English Language and Science, or a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English or Mathematics at Grade 5 or above. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options and will provide support to enable you to achieve your maths and/or English grades.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Kick-start a career in the largest industries in the world by gaining a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Engineering. By learning at Nelson and Colne College, you will gain skills and knowledge that will directly increase your chances of employment as we work alongside employers and higher education providers when designing our programmes.
Under the guidance of our highly experienced tutors, you will have access to industry leading equipment. Students of engineering will be introduced to units such as engineering principles, product design and manufacture, computer aided design and manufacturing secondary machining processes. Level 2 students will have the choice of specialising in manufacturing engineering or electrical and electronic engineering, so whatever your aspirations are within the field, we have got you covered.

What will I learn?

• Engineering principles.
• Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team.
• Engineering product design and manufacture.
• Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering.
• Computer aided design in engineering.
• Manufacturing secondary machining processes.
• Manufacturing computer numerical control machining processes.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed via internal and external assessments. Internal assessments consist of coursework projects and practical work.
• Engineering students will have access to the engineering lab and workshop, fitted with industry standard equipment and state-of-the-art facilities in order to best prepare them for a career within the industry.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and will have access to up-to-date resources.
• Students will have access to high end computer suites where they will have access to various programmes and software to aid their studies.

Materials and other information

• Continued investment in extensive, industry matched engineering workshops.
• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed, and be supported to progress to their intended destinations.
• We have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.

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