Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Machinist (Development Competence)

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Engineering and manufacturing

What is this qualification?

This qualification has been developed to provide learners with a skills
and knowledge they will need to carry out the role of a machinist.
It covers the relevant H&S requirements to ensure that all aspects of the
machinist role can be carried out safely.

What are the pre-requisites?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry
requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that
the learners have the potential to achieve this qualification. Learners must
have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning
outcomes and the external assessment.

Centres should make learners with particular requirements aware of the
content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to
successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable
suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them
to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards

When used as part of an apprenticeship standard, apprentices must have
achieved the requirements of the foundation phase of the apprenticeship in
line with the apprenticeship standard they are working towards.

Who is this qualification for?

Learners who are working towards a relevant apprenticeship standard.

Learners who are looking to advance to the development phase of a
relevant apprenticeship standard.

Qualification code603/1034/0
Credit value
Minimum entry age16
Guided learning hours minimum1720
Guided learning hours maximum2320

How is this qualification delivered?

Supervised Teaching and Learning and Supervised Work-based Learning.
All forms of assessment which takes place under immediate guidance or
supervision of an appropriate individual (Lecturer, Supervisor, Tutor, Mentor,
etc.), including where the assessment is competence based and may be
turned into a learning opportunity.

• Supervised E-Learning, Oral and written questioning, Workplace

• Supervised work: Student works under supervision of employer/direct

• Final assessment: Student is supervised by employer/direct supervisor
during the assessment

How is this qualification assessed?

Performance evidence must be a product of the Apprentices work, such
as items that have been produced or worked on, plans, charts, reports,
standard operating procedures, documents produced as part of a work
activity, records or photographs of the completed activity together with
evidence of the way the Apprentice carried out the activities, such as
witness testimonies, assessor observations or authenticated Apprentice
reports of the activity undertaken.

Knowledge and understanding are key components of competent
performance, but it is unlikely that performance evidence alone will provide
enough evidence in this area. Where the Apprentices knowledge and
understanding is not apparent from performance evidence, it must be
assessed by other means and be supported by suitable evidence.


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