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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at Ashford College

Course description

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work as a general engineering technician.

This course not only prepares you for work, it also improves your promotion prospects and establishes a progression route to HNC/D in general or Electronic Engineering or university.

You will study 15 units, including seven mandatory units and eight specialist units chosen by the College.

Mandatory units:

• Engineering Principles
• Delivery of engineering processes safely as a team
• Engineering product design and manufacture
• Applied commercial and quality principles in engineering
• A specialist engineering project
• Microcontroller systems for engineers
• Calculus to solve engineering problems

You will complete an engineering project and be assessed through assignments and externally set written exams.

You must complete all units successfully to achieve your qualification.

Supported work experience will be arranged with your tutor.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-5, including English and maths. GCSE science is desirable, but not essential.

Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and Construction at Merit or Distinction, GCSEs Grade C/5 or above in English and maths, or Functional Skills Level 2.

Future opportunities

Progress on to higher education including HNC part time Engineering at Ashford College, University Degree, Advanced Apprenticeship or employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 October 2018
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