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Level 3 Machining EAL Extended Dipioma (AWE)

Part Time

Course Overview

This professional qualification is for those working in, or wishing to work within, manufacturing (machining) engineering. It is a day-release course which provides a nationally-recognised qualification that offers career progression for those already in employment in the engineering industry and wish to enhance your career prospects or if you are looking for a change of career. 

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the sector with national recognition by employers. The course is delivered on a day-release basis over two years.

Course Content

On this course you will:
  • Benefit from part time delivery - so you can combine work and study.
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of modules including Engineering Math's,  Engineering Design, Materials, CNC, Quality control and CAD/CAM.
  • The college offers a wide range of resources and facilities including e-learning tools, suitable equipped place to work, IT facilities and other learning resources that will be appropriate for the nature of the work you will be required to undertake. Further details can be found in the course handbook, which will be given to you within the first few weeks of the course.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above preferably to include Math's, English and a Science.

 Learners must be employed at AWE


You will be assessed by producing evidence that meets the outcomes of each unit usually through the form of assessments.

Class work will include group work, discussions and formative assessments.

The assessment is continuous and includes projects and presentations together with any work related projects that may meet the requirements. It is likely that the evidence provided will include and involve real work based projects from your employer.

Where does this course lead to

The successful completion of this course provides you with the progression to further Higher Education programs such as an HNC.

The qualification is recognised by the Professional bodies towards registration as a Professional Engineer. 

How to Enrol

This course is only for those that work at AWE and to apply it must via the Academy at AWE.

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Course Outline

Course Code: ERBL045
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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