Engineering and Manufacturing – Craft Level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing -Craft learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life. As part of your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.

Course Content

Compulsory topics on the Engineering and Manufacturing Craft Level 3 include:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Milling
  • MIG Welding
  • Platework
  • Principles of Manufacturing

You will study both the practical use and underpinning knowledge of the subject, which may involve local employers providing real examples as part of the training.

Set sessions consist of a blended learning in theory and practical subjects. Learners will be assessed by external exams at set time periods and a synoptic assessment lasting four weeks.

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Engineering Level 2 qualification, supported by 4 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths. There is no direct entry to this course – progression only from a relevant Level 2 Engineering qualification

Course Progression

Successful learners can progress onto an Advanced apprenticeship or employment.

Career Opportunities

Career routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers.

Engineering and Manufacturing - Craft Level 3
LevelLevel 3
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusBraintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16 - 18 Year Olds: Free
19+: £3,345


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