Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making

Engineering and manufacturing
Extended Diploma

This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making including the, ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. NVQ’s are based on national occupational standards, which the learner must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQ’s will encourage an employee to value their contribution to the workplace, and it will develop their skills and potential within the Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making field.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

  • Individuals who need recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making activities and also need a nationally recognised qualification at level three
  • Learners who are undertaking a SEMTA apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship,
  • Those who are working in an Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making environment and would like to work towards a relevant Level 3 qualification,
  • Those who are new to Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making 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

The PEO units must be delivered in a realistic work environment, before the level 3 units are undertaken in the learner’s workplace.