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The level 3

Is ideal if you are working in production engineering and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

Both options are comprised of nine qualifications. The Extended Diplomas are a requirement of the Advanced Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship framework. 

To gain a qualification you must complete three mandatory units, plus a selection of optional units. Optional units include:

  • Machining components using milling machines.
  • Setting CNC turning machines for production.
  • Producing components by manual machining.

For full details about units and requirements, download the qualification handbook below.

The Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering,

pathways are:
 Machining
 CNC Machining
 Machine Tool Setting
 Fitting and Assembly
 Pipe Fitting and Assembly
 Composite Manufacture Engineering
 Mechanical Overhaul and Testing
 Spring Making
 Photonics Engineering 

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