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Engineering Tech Level 3 Single at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

This qualification is designed for pupils who are interested in pursuing a career in the engineering sector and who are interested in engineering technology.  The qualification could lead to further study in engineering, or learners could proceed into an engineering related apprenticeship or employment. 

The main purpose is to allow learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector.  Learners would take this qualification if they wanted an introductory qualification to develop some of the fundamental skills and knowledge required by employers in the engineering industry.

Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied

This qualification will provide the core technical knowledge required for preparing to work in the engineering industry and reflects the nature of modern engineering.  This knowledge is taught across four units:

  • Unit One:    Materials, Science & Technology
  • Unit Two:    Mechanical Systems
  • Unit Four:   Engineering Design
  • Unit Five:    Production and Manufacturing

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve 5  9 - 5 GCSEs, grades including English and maths (and a minimum of a grade 5 in Science). In addition, students must achieve a 6 grade or Merit in an Engineering level 2 course or similar Design Technology course.

An interview is also required and students may be asked to complete some induction tasks prior to being accepted on the course. 



Course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including externally assessed written and practical assignments, internally assessed written and practical assignments and a written examination. 


Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

The engineering course allows you to gain essential employability skills, valued by employers and training agencies alike.  You may be able to progress onto further Level 4 qualifications at college or university or pursue an apprenticeship with an employer.  This course gives you the essential practical and theoretical knowledge to progress in an engineering career.

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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