Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ (Level 3 Diploma)

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed for mechanical manufacturing engineering including the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. NVQs are based on national occupational standards, 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 mechanical manufacturing engineering field.

Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve the units selected within this qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes and the assessments.

This qualification is for: ? individuals who need recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of mechanical manufacturing engineering activities and also need a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 ? learners who are undertaking a Enginuity Apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship ? those who are working in a mechanical manufacturing engineering environment and would like to work towards a relevant Level 3 qualification ? those who are new to mechanical manufacturing engineering but are looking for a career change and wish to develop new skills within the industry.


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.

This is a competence based qualification in which the evidence put forward by the learner can only be regarded as valid, reliable, sufficient and authentic if demonstrated in a real working environment, where work activities or work outcomes assessed are the learner