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Engineering Extended Diploma Level 3 at Southport College

Course description

This course provides learners with an excellent understanding of how to apply theoretical and practical applications to make an informed decision about their future. The qualification introduces students to some of the key themes of engineering and gives them an understanding of basic engineering principles.

Students will develop hands-on skills through practical subjects and gain the knowledge necessary to progress further with their career or education. Not only willl they gain experience, responsibility, time-management and good communication techniques, they will also have experienced the real world through work experience placements.

The course prepares you for entry into many different areas of engineering at university level including Mechanical, Electronic, Electrical, Civil and Aeronautical Engineering.

Course content

You will study exciting projects and bring them to fruition by studying modules including:

Mechanical Principles and Applications
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Computer Aided Design
Fabrication and Welding technology

When you are not in the workshop or classroom you will be in our state-of-the-art computer laboratories working on Auto CAD or using testing and measuring equipment to check your electronic circuits. After completing the course the world of engineering will be at your feet either through university or direct to employment.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at A*- C including English and maths or Merit in a related Level 2 Diploma and C or above in English and maths
Successful interview
Satisfactory reference


You will be assessed via assignments and production of evidence.

Financial information

All students will require a scientific calculator

Future opportunities

The course prepares learners for entry into many different disciplines at University, these include, but are not limited to:

Aeronautical Engineering
The course also offers excellent opportunities to progress into technology-based industries through an apprenticeship or into the armed forces.

This course does not restrict students to pursue a career in this sector. It gives students relevant, transferable skills that will be welcomed by colleges, universities and employers.

Aerospace Engineering - eg designing and building aircraft
Chemical Engineering - eg convertins crude oil into petrol
Civil Engineering - eg designing and building roads and bridges
Electrical/Electronic Engineering - eg designing electrical/electronic systems for a TV
Computer Engineering - eg improvement of internet search engines
Mechanical Engineering - eg designing for motorsports

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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