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Engineering Level 3 at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. It provides a grounding in general engineering. This is a theory based course with some practical work covering electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering. This course is normally for learners who are in engineering employment.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The course covers the following areas: mechanical technology; digital and analogue electronics; computer aided design (CAD); electrical and electronic principles; engineering materials; mathematics for engineering; engineering design; science for engineering; mechanical technology and mechanical principles.

The key theme of study programmes at level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. There will be additional personal development activity which will include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C, grades 9 – 4 or equivalent, including GCSE English Language. Preferably the GCSEs should include maths and Science. Learners without the required entry requirements will be considered if they have the necessary industrial experience.


This will be through classroom studies; practical work; problem solving; communicating ideas; teamwork and assignments. There will be continuous assessment of a portfolio containing evidence of completed assignments.

This course includes the subsidiary diploma and the 90 credit diploma in Applied Engineering as a stepping stone to the full qualification.

Financial information

Students will need to provide their own stationery, calculator etc. A reading list will be given to students and they will have access to our onsite library and e-learning facilities.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a HNC/HND or a Degree in Engineering, or seek employment within the industry.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?


Are trips and residentials organised during the course?


Are there any links with industry?

This course is normally for learners who are already in Engineering employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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