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Engineering Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

The 90-Credit Diploma is for anyone interested in learning about modern engineering technologies and their applications in the real world. The course will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills across a wide range of engineering subjects. Through your study you will develop an understanding of the importance and benefits of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic engineering in our rapidly evolving world. An academic tutorial session is available 2 evenings a week between 19.00 and 20.30 hours, at no extra cost. Although course books are not mandatory, tutors will recommend text books for their subjects during induction. The units for the Certificate are delivered during the first term of the 90-Credit Diploma so that if a learner leaves early they can still be accredited with a meaningful qualification.


The course comprises the following units: Mathematics, Mechanical Principles, Engineering Drawing , Health and Safety, Communications Engineering Materials, Electronic Principles, Electrical Circuit Design and Manufacture, Principle and Application of Electronic Circuits

Entry requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


Assessments will be predominantly assignment based with some integrated project work.

Future opportunities

On completion of the 90-Credit Diploma you will be expected to attend a second year in order to complete the BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering which is equivalent to an addition 1.5 'A' Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbury College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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