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Engineering - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Mechanical or Electrical Electronic) at Wakefield College

Course description

This course is designed to give you a wide range of engineering skills and knowledge with the opportunity to specialise in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Year 2.

Course content

What you will study

YEAR 1 (Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Engineering)

You will study the following units:

• Health & Safety
• Communications
• Mathematics
• Engineering Materials
• Mechanical Principles 
• Hydraulics & Pneumatics
• Engineering Drawing
• Electronic Devices
• Electrical Principles

YEAR 2 (Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering Mechanical or Electrical)

If you successfully complete year one, you may progress on to the second year of the Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering, choosing between Mechanical and Electrical Engineering pathway.

Mechanical Pathway - you will study the following units:

• Engineering Project (Double Unit)
• Further Engineering Maths
• Application of Mechanical Systems
• Advanced Mechanical Principles
• Primary Forming
• Calculus
• Business Operations

Electrical Pathway - you will study the following units:

• Engineering Project (Double Unit)
• Further Engineering Maths
• Calculus
• PLC 
• Electrical Installation
• Three Phase Motors and Drives
• Further Electrical Principles
• Business Operations

Entry requirements

Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Engineering
Four GCSE’s including, English and two sciences at grade 4 and Maths at grade 5.


How you will be assessed

All units in this qualification are internally assessed and subject to external standards

The qualification and units are graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residential etc. which are payable by all students.

Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

Full-time study at university to gain an Engineering degree or HND. Those in employment could progress to the HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Wakefield College.

Career Opportunities

Completion of this course will enable you to apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship. You could also apply for a wide range of highly skilled jobs as a technician engineer in electrical or electronic engineering or in the manufacturing industry.  As part of the course, you will also have the opportunity to gain a work placement.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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: 08 April 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.