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90-Credit Diploma in Engineering - Level 3 (Careers Pilot)

Level 3
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
One Year

This study programme will give you a broad understanding of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering that is ideal preparation for Higher Education or employment as an apprentice or engineering technician. The qualification blends classroom teaching and practical work (which starts immediately) using specialised engineering equipment in our well equipped workshop.

25% discount may be available to 19+ learners under the Careers Learning Pilot scheme.


You will study three units each term, covering a range of subjects:
• Engineering
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Principles
• Electronic Principles and Devices and Engineering Drawing
• Further Engineering Mathematics
• Further Mechanical Principles
• Further Electronics
• Computer Aided Drawing (CAD)
• Engineering Project
Assessments mainly take the form of assignments, typically four per unit spread across each term. In some cases, alternative forms of evidence or assessment method may be used, such as extended project work, CAD drawings, portfolio of work or class tests. There are no final end of year examinations, but portfolio work is expected to be to a high standard and typed. Help may be available for those who struggle with English or IT.
Four GCSEs at Grade C or above
You can use the Diploma to gain entry onto the Foundation Degree in Engineering with the correct level of credits or you can store up the points gained if you wished to progress onto Higher Education.
The students on this programme have access to modern, purpose-built workshops, laboratories and high quality CAD applications in well-supported computer systems. We have a new fully-equipped machine workshop containing lathes, grinders, milling machines, CNC machines and welding systems. There is also a networked computer suite with modern software and internet access.
The cost of this course is £5421 however providing you are eligible you will be entitled to 25% discount under the Careers Learning Pilot project.
Please contact the Guidance Centre on 01271 338125 for more information