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Engineering BTEC Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

If you’ve got a passion for engineering and would like to extend your knowledge and abilities in certain areas, then this Level 3 Diploma gives you the flexibility to focus on your chosen career or area of interest. For this diploma, you’ll need to study a total of 90 credits, which usually consists of two mandatory units plus optional units that combine to the 90-credit total. There is a wide range of units to choose from, so whether you’re a qualified engineer who’d like to advance into senior technician roles or someone who is still building their industry knowledge, you’ll find options to suit you. You’ll learn a number of essential skills and abilities that will prepare you for employment, with many specific to the areas you choose to study. And you’ll benefit from a number of hands-on practical assignments on this course, aimed specifically at developing your knowledge and understanding of the engineering industry.



Financial information

Throughout the length of this diploma, you’ll be continually assessed via both practical assignments and coursework.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

If you wish to expand your knowledge in engineering further and study additional units, you’ll be able to continue onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma when you have completed this course. You’ll then have a range of skills and abilities to pursue a number of different career options in engineering, depending on your passions, or you might choose to continue studying and apply for an HNC or Foundation Degree in a related subject.

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: 10 April 2018
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    • Openshaw Campus is a welcoming centre, offering courses for school leavers, adults, university-level students and professionals. Many of the facilities at Openshaw are open to the community, including a library, salon, restaurant and fitness centre. Openshaw is a vibrant, modern campus, designed to be a supportive learning and social environment.

      Facilities at Openshaw Campus include:

      • IT suites with tools for multimedia courses
      • purpose-designed retail unit offering real life experience to retail learners
      • recording studios
      • outdoor amphitheatre for live music
      • state of the art automotive, engineering, construction and electrical technology and training vehicles
      • hair and beauty salons, open to the public
      • library resource centre (LRC)
      • gym and fitness centre, open to the public
      • award winning training restaurant (Bistro East), open to the public
      • nursery
      • air cabin

      Local area

      Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Openshaw Campus is built at the heart of the community with an open plan design and attractive green space and water features. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.