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Mechanical Engineering Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is highly valued by employers and universities. It will develop the knowledge and skills required in a wide range of engineering careers such as computer aided design, mechanical and manufacturing engineering and research and development.

Course content

The course is made up of 18 units which are: health and safety, communications, engineering project (double unit), mechanical principles and mathematics, primary forming processes, finishing and secondary processes, engineering materials, measurement & inspection techniques, electrical and electronic principles, electro pneumatic and hydraulic systems, engineering drawing, engineering design, CAD, CNC machining, business systems, further mathematics and further mechanical principles.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 4-9 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Your programme of assessment will be by realistic workplace assignments and projects.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

This highly regarded course could take you into employment, university or other higher education courses here at the College.

Further information

You can expect to receive support from the course team in Mechanical Engineering and your Personal Tutor will help you attain your goal. The course delivery includes lectures, workshop practice and project work.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • The College's Pagefield Centre is a purpose built facility to educate students, apprentices and tradespeople of the future.

      This state-of-the-art facility offers a range of Courses in Construction Crafts and Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.

      Large workshops and training environments, together with the latest machinery, software and equipment allow our students to gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

      The Centre boasts an excellent reputation amongst a range of employers across the Wigan Borough which is exemplified by our students quickly progressing into the professional industry.

      Pagefield Centre is currently receiving a £1.4m development in top of the range facilities to add to its already impressive learning environment.

      The turning and milling workshops will soon have new and upgraded equipment, which will include the latest technology in fabrication and welding.

      There will also be a plasma cutting bed and a new thermodynamic and fluid mechanic laboratory.

      To complement this state of the art equipment, students will have access to the latest finite element analysis software, CAD / CAM, hydraulics and pneumatics software, enabling them to experience learning in a high-spec environment.

      If you're considering a future in the trades, then this Centre could be your pathway to success.