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Engineering (Level 3) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course is for you if you would like to obtain primarily theoretical skills supplemented with some practical skills in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. This course can be taken with a view to gaining employment in the Electrical or Mechanical industry.

Course content

Specialist units:

  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Electro / Pneumatic and Hydraulic System and Devices
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Core units:

  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Mathematics for Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Engineering Project
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-C

*If you do not have both GCSE English Language and Maths at A*-C, we may accept one of them at Grade D in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-C. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ with relevant industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


You will complete a programme of assignments and project work to satisfy a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

  • HNC / HND Higher Education
  • Foundation Degree

Further information

The course runs for 1 year and forms part of an Advanced Level Engineering Framework.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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