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Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (BTEC/Pearson)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

An Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship, further study at level 3 or a level 4 HNC in Engineering.

Overview of the course: 

Level 3 Manufacturing Diploma broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus from the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. The qualification helps to prepare students for employment in the appropriate vocational manufacturing sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work.

Entry requirements: 

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.


The Level 3 Manufacturing Engineering course comprises of 120 Credits @ Level 3
60 Credits of which have already been awarded via the Subsidiary Diploma.

Project Design and Implementation

Advanced Computer Aided Design

Quality Assurance & Management

Business Operations in Engineering

Engineering Drawing for Technicians

Manufacturing Planning

An option of further Units if applicable for added value
Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Welding Principles

How is the course assessed?: 

Units are assessed using assignments/written reports. Students are also required to give a 15 minute presentation discussing their chosen Project.

Further study options after this course: 

An Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship, further study at level 3 or a level 4 HNC in Engineering.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, Full Time This full time study programme courses may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.


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When does the course start: 

September 2021


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (11 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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