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Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic) - Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary/Extended Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

This course provides an in-depth introduction to a career in engineering.

This course covers certain requirements of the advanced apprenticeship. Details of the units studied includes:

Six core units: 

  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Engineering project
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Mechanical principles and applications

Plus 11 specialist units: 

  • Principles and applications of electronic devices and circuits
  • Engineering design
  • Selecting and using programmable controllers (PLCs)
  • Further mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Computer aided manufacturing
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Computer aided drafting
  • Engineering primary forming processes
  • Setting and proving secondary processing machines
  • Applications of computer numerical control in engineering
  • Features and applications of electrical machines

Course content

Study modules that cover CAD, electrical and mechanical principles, electronics and CNC.


Assessment methods include internally set practical-based assignments, written work or presentations.

Future opportunities

Successful completion can lead to a range of job roles in mechanical and electrical/electronic or manufacturing engineering, or progression to a university level course either here at Vision West Notts or at a university.

From the Subsidiary Diploma:

  • Extended Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

From the Extended Diploma:

  • University-level qualification in a related area
  • HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (available at the college)
  • HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (available at the college)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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