Engineering & Technology, Level 3 Diploma

Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.

This course covers the advanced principles, methods and technology involved in Engineering.

It requires a good practical understanding of engineering, and is suited to students who have completed Engineering Technology Level 2 or those with practical experience in the industry.

This course prepares students for progression into employment.

Engineering underpins just about everything from transport to medicine and farming to space exploration. To meet all of these needs requires a vast number engineers who can work in technical disciplines.

With environmental technologies being at the forefront of the new green economy, there are hundreds of jobs expected to be created in the next few years, both nationally and locally, which require people with the skills to support the aeronautical, creative, digital, food, farming, marine, mining and tourism related industries.

The word ‘engineer’ derives from the Latin word to ‘create’ and ‘cleverness’. Engineers design and create components that can change the world. You will analyse things and come up with solutions. The career opportunities are endless across the sector, from sourcing the raw materials to assembling products to managing the workforce. Engineering is an interesting and popular career, with skilled tradesman in high demand.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The course focuses on a range of units including:

- Engineering and environmental health & safety

- Maintenance of mechanical systems

- Organisational efficiency and improvement

It provides an excellent opportunity to develop an advanced level of skills and understanding of a broad range of engineering competencies.

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be via ongoing assignments and practical activities throughout the year.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

This course enables students to progress into varied employment within the engineering industry.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need:

- 5 GCSEs Grade 4 or above (A*-C) including English, Science, Maths and practical experience.


- Level 2 Diploma in Engineering with a tutor reference

Next: Fees

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

Next: Apply

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