Engineering Level 3

Start Date
Course Course
Olive Grove Campus

About this Course

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the design, development, manufacture and production of engineering products and systems. The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and can provide students with the grades to get onto a Higher Education Engineering course.

Key Units

Key Units

  • Health & Safety
  • Communications
  • Maths
  • Mech. Principles
  • Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Drawing
  • CAD
  • Primary Processes
  • Secondary Processes
  • Materials
  • Project (Double Unit)
  • Further Mech. principles
  • Further Maths
  • Measure & Inspect
  • CNC
  • CAM
  • Set & Prove Secondary Machines

You will also complete an Engineering Project as part of the course. You are expected to work independently on assignment work away from the college.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C / grade 4 or above (or acceptable alternatives).

Must include English Language, Science and Maths (Maths preferably at grade B/6 to cope with the demands of the course).



Where does this Lead

The next step could be to our own university level engineering courses:

Alternatively, students may wish to progress to another higher education course in this area, or undertake an apprenticeship

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
This course would suit you if you are looking for a career in product design, aerospace, manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering, or the automotive industry as a project leader or designer.

There are work experience opportunities both in the UK and abroad. The Engineering department has developed links with an Engineering firm in Germany. There will also be chance to take part in foreign trips for example recent visits have been to BMW and Allianz Arena in Munich and Skoda in Prague.

You will be encouraged to enter Engineering competitions to test and stretch your knowledge. Previous students won a national competition for building the best spaghetti bridge. Visits to national Engineering events at venues such as the NEC in Birmingham will help keep you up to date with current trends in the field of Engineering.

Qualification Title
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

This course carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A Levels. Please check the UCAS website for more details.

Extra Costs

PPE (boots & overalls) are required in the second year.

Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Learner Support Fund for assistance with course related costs.

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