Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Technical Support
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About this course

In order to start and complete this course, the learner MUST be employed and working in a Technical Support role.

Examples of a suitable work role are the following:

  • CAD Draught-person
  • Project Engineer
  • Measurement and Control Technician
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Author
  • Metrology Inspector

The NVQ 3 is delivered entirely at the Learners place of work. A Wiltshire College Engineeirng Assessor works in partnership with the Learners employer, to ensure that the appropriate types of work can be used to prove the Learners knowledge and practical skill. Evidence is collected in the form of a paperbased portfolio.

What will I learn?

Working towards and attaining this NVQ 3 qualfication will challenge and stretch your existing theoretical and practical skills. It is also an ideal qualfication to consolidate or obtain formal accreditation for existing knowledge and skills.

By doing the NVQ3 you could improve your work ethic with respect to:

  • Health & Safety
  • Advanced Drawing or Modelling technique
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Determining customer requirement
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Test and Inspection protocol
  • Business improvement (Lean manufacture)
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements in the way of English or Maths. The learner however MUST be employed and working in a role that will give opportunity to prove their competence in one or more of the Technical Support

Study, assessment and qualifications

The NVQ 3 Diploma in Engineering Technical Support is made up of mandatory and optional units. These are selected by the Employer and Learner.

The Wiltshire College Engineering Assessors works in partnership with the Employer, planning and assessing relevant practical activities. The Learner attains the NVQ3 Qualification by collecting and presenting evidence in the form of a portfolio that is then assessed.

Additional costs and information

Although delivered entirely at the learners place of work. The learner should expect to work in thier own time to complete some of the Knowledge and Competence criteria of the NVQ3 qualification

What could I do next?

On completing the NVQ3 qualification the Learner might want to consider a formal engineering qualification such as a Level 3 BTEC or C&G Engineering qualification.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.