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Level 3 Materials Processing and Finishing – NVQ Extended Diploma

Course Details

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners working towards an engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at Level 3 in England or Wales.


This qualification involves the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a range of materials processing and finishing activities. It also includes level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units to provide essential basic engineering training for apprentices in England and Wales. Successful learners will:

  • develop skills and competencies relating to their specific role
  • meet the competency requirement of Semta’s engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 for the materials processing and finishing pathway
  • gain a recognised qualification to support their progress to further learning and greater responsibility in the workplace.

Learners will take three mandatory units, a choice of three PEO engineering practices or five PEO technical support units, and one of two job-specific pathways – mould and core making, and plastic injection moulding.


The course will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence and written and verbal assessments.

Level 3 Course


Two Years

Start Dates

Work Based | Various Start Dates Available

Course Cost

Please note that the fee indicated can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Funding Information

You may be eligible to receive fee remission or a loan for this course. Please contact our Enrolments Team on 01329 815 171 for more information or email them below.


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