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Engineering (Mechanical) - BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for those students who enjoy design technology and are interested in the practical application of mechanical and electrical engineering technology.
Courses can lead onto a career in engineering or to study engineering at university.
Study comprises a mixture of both practical fabrication and welding activities and lectures. The skills you’ll gain are highly transferable to employment within the manufacturing industry or general engineering disciplines.

Course content

• Using fitting skills/hand tools (files, set square, micrometer’s etc.)
• Use of machines (drills, lathes, CNC, specialised CAD software)
• Manufacturing various components (design, CAD /drawing, plan production)
• Appreciation of different welding applications.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course allows you to progress to Higher Education, enter employment or training into a variety of general engineering disciplines.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: TECL3MEFM1


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      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.