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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies - Mechanical

With this advanced course you'll be working in our industry-standard engineering workshops, learning all of the skills and knowledge you need to work successfully in the industry. You'll study mechanical engineering principles, advanced manufacture techniques, as well as computer aided design, advanced milling and advanced turning.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete. Attendance is during the day.

What will I study?

You will cover the following units:

  • Engineering and environmental health and safety
  • Mechanical engineering principles
  • Computer aided design (CAD) techniques
  • Maintenance of mechanical systems
  • Advanced manufacture techniques - computer numerical control (CNC)
  • Advanced milling
  • Advanced turning
  • Engineering Organisational efficiency and Improvement
  • Maintenance Engineering Principles
  • General Engineering Maintenance Techniques

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by internally set tests and assignments.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

If you are an adult student aged 19 or over, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. You could also choose to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £21,000 per year.

For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here.

There are a number of flexible payment options available including an interest-free payment plan with a monthly direct debit payment, your employer may be willing to fund your course and we can invoice them directly.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you could continue your studies on a higher level qualification by progressing onto the engineering HNC/HND at University Centre St Helens.

Alternatively, you may choose to look for employment in the industry or progress onto a higher apprenticeship, where you'll gain further qualifications whilst earning some money.

Ref: Neil Johnson

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Why study Engineering with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist engineering workshops.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Wide Range of Courses

We have an extensive range of courses across a variety of engineering disciplines.

Industry links

We have strong links with employers such as Peel Ports and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Employment Opportunities

Our courses meet the skills priorities of the engineering industry.