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Manufacturing Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Further mechanical principles and applications
  • Selecting and using programmable controllers
  • Teamwork in a continuous improvement environment
  • Welding technology
  • Further mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Applications of computer numerical control in engineering

Course content

If you enjoy engineering and want to further your knowledge and understanding of the theory behind principles used in the industry, or want to progress to gain a higher level qualification such as a HNC, HND or degree, this course will develop your skills in a range of specialist areas such as mechanical principles and applications, business principles, technical information and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

This Level 3 pre-apprenticeship programme is mainly an academic theory-based programme and you will learn by applying your knowledge to analyse and find solutions to a range of industry-based situations that occur in a real working environment.

Completion of the course will enable you to enter the engineering industry working in areas such as product manufacturing, quality control etc, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to a higher education qualification.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
  • Four or more GCSEs at Grade C including maths and English)
  • An interview at the college and an online assessment based around engineering principles


Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation of practical sessions, written assessments, assignments, research and on-line tests.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Gain employment in the engineering industry in various roles such as a manufacturing engineer, maintenance engineer, product control etc
  • Pursue an engineering apprenticeship
  • Progress to a higher level engineering qualification such as a HNC, HND or university degree

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.