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Engineering Technology Level 1 NVQ Certificate at Chelmsford College

Course description

An introductory course designed to build a wide variety of practical and essential skills for the prospective engineer or electrician including a strong emphasis on engineering materials and learning how to machine, cut, form and assemble objects. The course includes an electrical installation unit for those who may wish to pursue entry onto a full electrical course but at present do not have the entry qualfications. It also includes all of the essential science behind the materials and approaches used in all aspects of engineering.

Entry requirements

To have completed secondary education up to and including year 11.


A mixture of continual course assessment, workshop competence and underpinning theory assignments.

Financial information

Learners will be expected to purchase their own safety boots (approx £20) for workshop activities.

Future opportunities

To progress to employment, an Apprenticeship or other Further Education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016

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    • Our Princes Road campus houses many of our practical vocational areas. Laid out over a two-floor site with car parking and good links to buses, the campus boasts a new Electrical and Engineering block.

      A new welcome area with internet cafe, refectory and conservatory area for students to relax and socialise are also available.

      In addition to Electrical and Engineering, our Princes Road campus also houses our Construction workshops and Hospitality and Catering kitchens, with our Princes Room restaurant open to the public.

      The campus also houses a Learning Centre, Skills Development Centre, Assessment Centre and Tutorial Centre.