NVQ Diploma in Engineering Toolmaking Level 3
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About this course

This course is aimed at individuals who are already employed in the engineering sector working in a Tool Maker job role.

The work role should include at least one of the following:

  • Manufacture and maintenance of tools
  • jigs
  • dies
  • fixtures and moulds used in manufacturing
  • using a wide variety of machining
  • welding and hand finishing techniques


The Manufacture of prototype components for new product development using a wide variety of machining, welding and hand finishing techniques

The course can be used to gain formal recognition in the way of a qualification for a learners' understanding of theory and practical application of tool making skills.


What will I learn?

Although the course confirms a learners' understanding of tool making theory and skills, it will also stretch the learner where there are gaps in theory or hand skills.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to be in full time employment within a tool making role in the engineering sector.

Study, assessment and qualifications

The course is delivered at the individuals place of work, with the College Assessor visiting every 6 - 8 weeks.

At each visit, the Assessor will set actions that will ultimately assist you in creating a portfolio of diverse evidence that proves your understanding of the theory and your ability to apply these practical activities to your day to day role.

Additional costs and information

Apart from the Course fee there is not additional cost

What could I do next?

On completing this course, you can progress onto another NVQ3 qualification/course