Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Distinction) - 1273-03
This qualification develops the specific knowledge and understanding needed to work in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector as an effective Machinist. It develops the knowledge and general machining skills required as part of the Machining Technician apprenticeship and supports progression to end point assessment. The qualification can also be taken as a stand-alone option for those who are self-employed or on short-term contracts that do not support the apprenticeship. QAN: 610/2166/0
- Advanced operations using manual and/or CNC machines
- Communication for machinists/engineers
- Engineering and environmental health and safety
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Materials
- Engineering maths
- fitting and assembly
- General machining
- New technologies in engineering
- Quality inspection
This person has achieved the Distinction criteria of the Level 3 Diploma in Machining.
This person working in a machining role understands operational procedures, statutory legislation, environmental regulations and health and safety requirements. They understand planning and can interpret a range of data including job instructions, engineering drawings and specifications. They will be familiar with a range of machining, fitting and assembly techniques and with new technologies within the engineering sector.
This person understands engineering materials and can apply mathematical methods to design and manufacture complex components and effective products. They have good communication and problem-solving skills.
As this qualification contains a range of optional units, this person is able to demonstrate a mix of knowledge from the following areas:
Advanced turning techniques, Advanced milling techniques, Advanced milling and turning techniques, Advanced manufacturing CNC turning techniques, Advanced manufacturing CNC milling techniques, Advanced manufacturing techniques Computer Numerical Control (CNC), CNC programming, Specialist machining, CAD/CAM, Precision grinding techniques, Further maths, Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement, Engineering inspection and quality control
Engineering design process, Additive manufacturing processes, Industry 4.0, Environmental engineering and sustainability, Simulation and digital twinning, Cyber security for engineers, Data analytics/Big data, Autonomous systems