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Course Code: NPVEN041

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Develop or kickstart your career in engineering designed to give you the skills and confidence to study a university-level qualification in the near future. 

To gain the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing you need to pass 3 units of study. Three of these are Mandatory Units taken by all students, while the remaining 3 are selected to give a balance of mechanical/electrical units.

You need a minimum of 4 GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade 4 or higher in appropriate subjects, including Mathematics, English and Science; or a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering; or other qualifications of similar status and relevance. Life skills will also be considered.

You need to gain at least a Pass grade in each unit (Merit and Distinction grades being awarded for higher attainment) and are continuously assessed during the course through assignments, written papers and homework, though the precise form of assessment varies somewhat according to the unit. Evidence for learning outcomes may be achieved via assignments, presentations, practical activities and projects. Where available, evidence form the workplace can also be incorporated to enhance the learning outcomes provided that this is appropriate and authenticated as the learner’s own work.

To find out more, email the Construction and Engineering Admin Team on

Students will gain a nationally recognised and highly respected qualification in engineering which can lead to employment or career enhancement in general Engineering or other Engineering Fields. Students could also undertake further higher education study Higher National Diploma courses.

Courses with a duration over 12 weeks and costing in excess of £150 (including exam fees) can be paid for in instalments over the duration of the course or one year (whichever is shorter). While the College can not guarantee this arrangement in every case, we will do our best to accommodate requests to pay by instalments. In order to pay by instalments you must come into the college, we cannot take payment online.

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Course Duration

34 weeks

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09:00 - 16:00

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