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Mechanical Engineering - Craft Route

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    Ideal if you have already completed the Level 2 courses and want to refine the skills learned, as well as training in CNC programming and machining.

    You’ll learn engineering materials, computer aided manufacturing, health and safety, and maths.

    Expect to gain the practical skills and knowledge to work at semi-skilled, skills or qualified operator status, carrying out various processes within a range of engineering and/or manufacturing specialities.

    You’ll love the opportunity to improve your practical skills and gain more experience in this field of engineering.

    At level 3 you will have two options to choose from in your engineering training; the City & Guilds (Craft) route which will be a continuation from City & Guilds Level 2 while the BTEC Level 3 (Technical) route will be the next step after your GCSEs or equivalent.

    Both of our level 3 Mechanical Engineering Diploma courses, are delivered in well-equipped teaching rooms and workshops making this a great place to learn about a wide variety of subjects and topic areas.  The subjects studied will give you a very good grounding and are delivered in both a theoretical and practical way.  The equipment used in the rooms are industry standard and most of the software/simulation packages used are the same as those used in industry.

    City & Guilds L3   Diploma 2850-34 (Craft Route)

    You will already have completed the level 2 C&G course and will want to refine the skills learned. You will also be studying a unit called Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering in our industry standard CNC facility.


    You'll work on engineering materials projects, computer aided manufacturing, health and safety and specialist maths.


    Expect to gain the practical skills to work at semi-skilled, skilled or qualified operator status, carrying out various processes within a range of engineering and/or manufacturing specialties.


    See alternative listing for the Technical Route.

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