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Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies - Mechanical

With this advanced course, you will 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?

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.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), 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 finance page.

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

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

Alternatively, you may choose to look for employment in the industry or undertake 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.