Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Electrical and Engineering

Start Date

September 2018


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Engineering Diploma Level 3

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are looking for a career in engineering or who would like to progress to studying engineering an higher education.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need either a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above including a 6 in Mathematics. Or a BTEC at Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, at Merit Level with a Merit in Mathematics.

If you do not have a grade 4 GCSE in English you will have to complete either functional skills or a GCSE whichever is deemed appropriate once you have been assessed.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course has six mandatory topics:

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Engineering Project
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Electrical and electronic principles

As well as optional topics:

  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Engineering Primary Forming Processes
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques


How you will learn

This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.

Where could this course take you?

You could progress to Higher Education to undertake an HNC/D or Degree in a range of Engineering areas.

What costs will you incur?

If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.