Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering is equivalent in size to two A levels.

This qualification will prepare you for a role in manufacturing engineering, for example a manufacturing engineering technician or welding operative. You will gain relevant skills and knowledge in areas such as computer-aided manufacturing, modern manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing and machining.

This course is suitable if you are wanting to gain strong core knowledge of manufacturing engineering.


Course Structure

You will study five mandatory units and have a choice of optional units.

The mandatory units are:

  • Engineering Principles
  • Delivering Engineering Processes as Part of a Team
  • Engineering design and manufacture
  • Applied Commercial Quality Principles in Engineering
  • Specialist Engineering Project.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 including English and mathematics.


On successful completion of this course, you will be in a position to progress to employment or to a Higher Education course in Manufacturing Engineering.

How You Will Be Assessed

  • Continuous assessment
  • An external awarding body exam
  • An external awarding body set assignment.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].