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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering at Trafford College

Course description

This course is designed to meet the requirements of both employers and employees within the maintenance engineering industry. The course is also suitable for anyone who wishes to progress to further or higher education in their chosen field, or who wishes to gain a basic understanding of process maintenance theory and practice. 12 units are required for the Certificate - 6 per year.6 Core Units comprise: Business Systems for Technicians; Communications for Technicians; Science for Technicians; Mathematics for Technicians; Operations & Maintenance Procedures & Techniques; Project.6 Specialist Units from the following: Monitoring & Fault Diagnosis; Health, Safety & Welfare; Mechanical Technology; Mechanical Principles; Electrical Technology; Engineering Materials; Electro, Pneumatics & Hydraulic Systems; Plant Services & Operation; Engineering, Drawing & CAD; Fluid Mechanics.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade C or equivalent including Maths, English and a Science subject or a BTEC First Certificate or GNVQ in Engineering. College discretion may be used in special cases, such as mature students.


Your progress is monitored by internal and external assessment, assignments and written tests.

Future opportunities

* BTEC HNC/HND or degree level courses* Employment opportunities are substantially improved with a National Certificate

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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    • Travelling by Bus
      The nearest bus stop for Trafford College is situated on Chester Road (A56) outside Stretford Leisure Centre, 5 minutes walk from the College. For more information about travelling by bus to Talbot Road, visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

      Travelling by Metrolink
      Trafford College, Talbot Road is situated 5 minutes walk from Old Trafford Metrolink Stop. Services run from Bury, Altrincham, and Manchester, with connections to Eccles. For Metrolink service information visit or call 0161 205 2000.

      Travelling by Train
      The Closest train station is Trafford Park on the Manchester - Liverpool line ans is 20 mins walk to site. Trains run approximately every hour in both directions.

      Travelling by Car
      The site is situated on Talbot Road (A5014), 2 miles from M602 slip Road (Junction 3) and 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M60. The College is located opposite Lancashire County Cricket Club and approximately 10 minutes walk from Old Trafford Football Ground.