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Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The Rugby and Trident Colleges have a long established reputation for providing the study of a wide range of technology / engineering disciplines to high standards. The Colleges offer a wide range of facilities and resources to the student, many of which have been upgraded and are some of the very best of their type in the area. Students are fully supported in every aspect of their studies as well as providing the opportunity for course enrichment and pastoral care. The Colleges have strong links with local technology companies and organisations and can guide the student towards their chosen career path. The Colleges are fully committed to the needs of the student and offers the technology of tomorrow today.

Course content

All students will study a variety of units such as:

  • CAD
  • Materials in Engineering
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Engineering Design
  • Communications for Technicians
  • Mechnical Measurement and Inspection
  • Electrical Principles
  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Further Mechanical Principles*
  • Commercial Aspects*
  • Project and Design
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Digital and Analogue System
  • External Work Experience
  • PLC’s
  • Further Mathematics for Technicians*
  • A practical workshop experience

Entry requirements

Five GCSE's at Grade C / Grade 4 or above in five subjects. The subjects must include English, Mathematics and Science.

Or, a BTEC L2 Extended Certificate in Engineeing achieved at a Merit Grade. Students must also have a GCSE Grade C / Grade 4 or above, in English and Mathematics.

Or, vocational qualifications can be used to make an equivalent total of five GCSEs, but not for English and Mathematics. Students must hold GCSE at Grade C / Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics. This would be considered on a case by case basis. 


Course Work.

Future opportunities

Students can go into careers in many engineering disciplines as technicians and there is a clear route through incorporated and chartered status. Engineering regularly move into senior positions in national and international organisations.

If you want to get a job straight away you could work in Design, Product Engineering, Technical Services or Electrical Engineering.

Access to Higher Apprenticeship. 

If you decide to go on to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in Subjects such as Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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