Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification has been developed to provide learners with extensive underpinning knowledge and related practical skills in a range of engineering subjects, along with practical experience and expectations of the situations that they could face in an engineering job role. It could also provide learners with the opportunity to progress to a higher level course.

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.

This qualification is predominantly for learners in full time education and are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector. The qualification is also suitable for other learners, including adults, who would like to progress to a higher level course

It is suitable for learners aged:

  • 16-18
  • 19+

Assessment methods within this qualification include an on-screen multiple choice examination for one mandatory core unit and one optional unit and Centre marked practical and theory assessments for the other four mandatory core units and other units within the qualification structure. Assessment methods have been designed to assess the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for all units.

The on-screen multiple choice examinations are set by EAL and marked by EAL. The internal assessment is set by EAL and marked by members of the delivery team at the Centre.

Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or multiple choice question papers, these must be treated as controlled assessments.

All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.

The qualification does not require evidence of occupational competence in the workplace. However, the units of the qualification have been derived from the relevant National Occupational Standards and so contribute to developing the skills and knowledge that have been identified to operate effectively in job roles within the Engineering Sector.