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Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 1 at Croydon College

Course description

This course is designed for those who have an interest in engineering, with a desire to have a career within this sector. We will provide you with the practical experience and the technical knowledge to work in the engineering industry. You will learn the basic fundamentals of mechanical engineering through a combination of theory lessons and practical work in our contemporary engineering workshops.

Throughout this course you will study a range of subjects, including wiring electrical circuits, making engineering components, interpreting and using engineering information, using the bench drill, health and safety practices, and various employability units.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course content

Specialist Facilities:

This programme is delivered by our fully qualified and professional staff. You will benefit from working with CAD/CAM machinery, a PLC suite, Instrumentation & Control software and hardware, Rapid Prototyper (3D Printer), as well as industry standard workshops with modern technology.

Trips and Activities:

You will also have the opportunity to visit and undertake voluntary work on the steam train that is coupled to the Orient Express.

Employer Links:

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss Apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office. 

Entry requirements

Evidence of a commitment to learn and the ability to study at this level shown at interview.

English and maths assessed at Entry Level 2 or above.


You will be assessed over 11 units. Each unit consists of three or four written assignments.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course can lead to progression to our Level 2 engineering programme. Alternatively you can enter employment as an apprentice within the engineering industry.

Future careers can include aerospace engineering, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and aircraft maintenance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 March 2016
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    • We are:

      • a 2-minute walk from East Croydon rail station;
      • a 10-minute walk from West Croydon rail station and bus terminus;
      • accessible via over 25 bus routes and 3 tram routes
      • accessible by bicycle via the many cycle routes which also lead into Croydon centre.
      • 19 minutes from Gatwick Airport