Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Level 3
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About this course

This course is aimed at anyone employed in the engineering sector and in a work role where they manufacture a product or part of a product. These products can be of mechanical, electrical, electronic or combined nature.

Typical roles that suit this course are:

Skilled Machinist - Machining components by applying a variety of removal and shaping techniques such as boring; cutting; drilling; milling; grinding and lapping

Toolmaker -  Working from engineering drawings to make precision tools, special guides and holding devices for use in manufacturing

Metal Forger - The Forging methods could include forging, drop forging, upset forging and the shaping of metal parts utilising heat and the force of power or hand hammers to produce required dimensions and contours

Skilled Sheet Metal Worker Fabricate - installing, and repairing ventilating, heating, and air-conditioning systems; stainless-steel kitchen and beverage equipment; and a wide variety of other products made of sheet metal

Skilled Fitter - Assembly of mechanical equipment and related systems to required specifications

Composite Technician - Producing composite mouldings using the following techniques: Wet Lay Up; Pre Peg Lamination; Acrylic Moulding; Vacuum Forming; Bonding; Assembly using hand and machine tool techniques

Pipe Fitter and Assembler - Manufacturing Pipes (small bore, ferrous, non ferrous) using machine and hand bending techniques, joining by fillet welding, bonding and brazing

The course is also an ideal way to obtain formal recognition, in the way of a qualification, for theory and practical skills you already have acquired

What will I learn?

This course will confirm your understanding of the theory and practical skills required, whether it be mechanical, electrical, electronic, or any combination, depending on your chosen area of manufacture. It will challenge and and stretch you to enable you to aquire the skills required to carry out your job role.

Entry requirements

The learner must be in full-time employment within the engineering sector, working in a role affiliated with product manufacture.

Study, assessment and qualifications

The course is delivered at the learners' 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 are no additional costs

What could I do next?

On completing the course, the learner migth want to consider another course in Business Improvement Techniques