Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies - Mechanical Engineering

This advanced course provides an in-depth understanding of mechanical engineering principles and computer aided design to prepare you for a successful career in the industry.

You will explore advanced manufacturing techniques such as computer numerical control (CNC) and understand how to maintain mechanical systems. You will also experience advanced milling and turning in our industry workshops.

Our successful alumnus, Cameron, completed this course and has now launched his own successful heritage engineering restoration business. He has even appeared on TV in a Channel 4 documentary!

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

This course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

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

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by internally set tests and assignments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including maths and science.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you could advance your studies by progressing on to the HNC in Engineering at University Centre St Helens.

Alternatively, you may choose to look for employment in the industry or undertake a higher apprenticeship, where you will gain further qualifications whilst earning a wage!

Ref: Dave Pye

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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.