Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Level 3

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Llangefni
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    3
  • Programme Area:
    Engineering
  • Course Length:

    1-2 years

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you interested in pursuing an exciting career in mechanical or manufacturing engineering? This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a variety of engineering roles, in both the mechanical and manufacturing industries.

The course is work-related, and you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. The qualification is valued by both employers and universities, and will prepare you for both professional and educational progress.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs A*- C including 1st Language English or Welsh and Mathematics or Numeracy and a Science subject. Preferably a Grade B in Mathematics (Higher Tier)
  • Successfully completed Engineering Level 2

As part of the application process you will be asked to attend an interview.

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical workshop sessions
  • Classroom sessions
  • Student centred work
  • Demonstrations
  • Discussions
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual learning environment
  • You will need to complete 150 hours of work experience.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate or
  • ‘AS Level Mathematics’ Year 1 & ‘A Level Mathematics’ Year 2

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Assessment

The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Online examination

Progression

Successful completion of this course gives the following options for progression:

  • A second year to top-up to an Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships
  • Degree Apprenticeships
  • University

Would you like to apply for this course?

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