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The Engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. This course has been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern mechanical engineering industries. This course is designed for those of you who are interested in a career in the engineering sector and want to progress to further study in the sector. You will take a practical, applied engineering course as part of your Level 3 study programme, which gives you an introduction to the sector. You will be able to combine this with other qualifications, such as a GCE A Level in Mathematics or Physics, which would allow you to progress to higher education to study Engineering or other STEM-related programmes. Engineering covers a broad variety of roles and it involves the application of scientific principles and practical knowledge to transform ideas and materials into products and systems safely and support them during their lifetime. This qualification has a focus on a broad range of engineering specialist areas. Students taking this qualification will study mandatory content covering: • engineering principles and mathematics • health and safety, team work and interpreting and creating computer aided engineering drawings • design and manufacture of products

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics and a grade 5 or above in Physics.


The course is unit based and each unit is given a credit value depending on the guided learning hours. For internally assessed units, at the start of each unit you will receive an assignment brief detailing the tasks and criteria to be met and at the end you will be given a grade of pass, merit or distinction with written feedback about how to progress to the next level in the future. There are two units which will be assessed through an externally marked examination paper. On completion these will be given grades of pass, merit or distinction.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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