York College

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Production managers and directors in manufacturing

Up to £54,000

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Engineering technicians

Up to £37,000

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Quality control and planning engineers

Up to £25,000

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Entry requirements

For general entry requirement guidance please follow this link.

More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.


One year.

What will I study?

You will develop a broad understanding of engineering theory and industry practice, which has a manufacturing engineering bias. The course is made up from 4 mandatory units and 3 optional units.

The mandatory units are:

  • Engineering Principles (Maths and Science)
  • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
  • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
  • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering

The 3 optional units may include topics such as:

  • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
  • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes
  • Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control Machining Processes

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a mix of internal and external assignments and an external exam.


Please note that students will need to provide their own Personal and Protective Equipment; steel toe capped boots and overalls. Please note you will not be allowed into the workshops without these.

What could it lead to?

This can lead to the National Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering (traditionally the second year of this course) or an Apprenticeship in Engineering.

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