Engineering Manufacture NVQ

Engineering and manufacturing
Extended Diploma

This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). It provides learners with the skills and knowledge needed for engineering manufacturing including the ability to organise work, and to identify and prevent problems. The qualification will feature in the updated Higher Apprenticeship for Engineering. NVQs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS), which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the engineering manufacturing field.

There are no learner pre-requisites for this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner aged 18 years or above, who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

Apprentices working towards a Higher Apprenticeship in Manufacturing and Engineering. Workers who are building on their craft based expertise by taking on a technical leadership role. Those working in an engineering environment and would like recognition of their competence in a wide variety of engineering manufacture leadership activities, or a Level 4 qualification.


The qualification is assessed by: portfolio of assessment verbal/written questioning witness testimony assessor observations. Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. In order to demonstrate consistent competent performance for a unit, a minimum of three different examples of performance of the unit activity will be required. It is recommended that where possible evidence is gathered holistically and that the assessment evidence for the mandatory units is gathered during the performance of the optional units. Evidence should be obtained as a whole, where practically possible, since competent performance in the optional assessment routes is often dependent on competence in the mandatory assessment routes. Learners are not required to complete an exam for this qualification.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner