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Engineering and Technology Level Three EAL Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This qualification covers the advanced knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and technology involved in a broad range of engineering fields. The qualification shares units that cover subjects including electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, computer aided design (CAD), mathematics, computer numerical control (CNC), fabrication and welding, communication engineering, aeronautical engineering and milling turning, and machining. A range of advanced units can support learners looking to enter higher education.

Course content

  • Engineering and environmental health and safety
  • Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) techniques
  • Computer numerical control (CNC)
  • Programming/machining
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Fabrication and welding principles
  • General engeineering maintenance techniques
  • Engineering design process
  • Advanced manufacture techniques – computer-aided manufacture (CAM)

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade A* to C including English, mathematics and a science subject
  • Level Two BTEC Diploma in Engineering or engineering technology, other appropriate engineering qualification
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course
  • An initial assessment


You will be assessed by a range of techniques to include observation of carrying out practical activities in workshops, oral questioning, written reports and online testing.

Future opportunities

This qualification could help you onto more advanced courses, such as the Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, or a degree in engineering-related programmes. It could also help you secure an advanced apprenticeship within an engineering company and employment as a manufacturing/maintenance engineer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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